Scholarship

HCIS 2022 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

At Hwa Chong International School, we provide an excellent platform for students to realize their dreams of academic excellence. To facilitate the fulfilment of these dreams, HCIS offers several scholarships to provide a necessary fillip to academically driven students with talent and ability to prove their mettle, determination, and resilience to succeed. These scholarships also present a good opportunity to outstanding students who may be stifled by financial constraints to pursue an education in an international school. HCIS is committed to provide a positive learning environment in championing the school motto of “Continual Pursuit of Excellence” (自强不息).

The HCIS scholarships are given in recognition of deserving students who demonstrate:
  • Prowess in studies with potential for greater achievement
  • Exemplary conduct and good character
  • Student leadership with active contribution
  • Advocacy of school and/or community concerns
The school offers the following accolades:
HCIS recognizes the importance of the inextricable link between education and success in life. Giving the scholarship awards to deserving students is an attempt made by HCIS to narrow this gap. It is a long-lasting investment into the lives of young people, which will enable talented and deserving students to acquire a combination of knowledge, skills, paradigms and values required of tomorrow’s leaders.

(1) HCIS-PETER LIM SCHOLARSHIP

The HCIS-Peter Lim Scholarship is instituted by philanthropist and education enthusiast, Mr Peter Lim, who hopes to provide funding for students who demonstrate exceptional academic merit and a passion for learning, but may be prevented from pursuing their course of study due to financial circumstances. This scholarship is a 2-year scholarship covering the IBDP programme, during which all tuition fees will be paid for in full. Target recipients will be GCE O-Level students who would like to experience an international education with HCIS.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • GCE O-Level students or MOE Integrated Programme (IP) Secondary 4 students who are keen to pursue a 2-year IBDP education
  • Possess an excellent academic track record
  • Monthly gross household income of $9,000 or less, or per capita income of $2,250 or less^
^Information of both parents’ income must be provided. This income limit is subject to a regular review so as to preserve the relevance of the scholarship.

Yeo Yeo, who graduated HCIS with a perfect score of 45, shares her story on how the HCIS-Peter Lim Scholarship gave her the precious opportunity to pursue the IBDP.

(Source: The Straits Times, 19 October 2021 ©Singapore Press Holdings)

(2) HCIS MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIP

The Merit-based Scholarship is awarded to students of an exceptionally high calibre with an outstanding academic profile, exhibit excellent leadership qualities with a strong sense of integrity, and demonstrate meaningful participation in their co-curricular activities. The scholarship quanta may vary (maximum being a full scholarship), depending on the level of eligibility criteria being met and year of admission into HCIS.

A Multi-Cultural Scholarship is also available for students who are Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents of non-Chinese ethnicity, are taking or willing to take, Chinese Language as a subject and possess a strong interest in Chinese culture. However, do note that Ministry of Education’s Mother Tongue Language policy must continue to be observed.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Possess an excellent academic track record
  • For Year 1 Admission: PSLE total Achievement Level (AL) score of 10 points or below
  • For IB Year 1 Admission:
    • Singapore Cambridge GCE O-Level L1R5 aggregate score of 10 points or below 
    • IGCSE Examination equivalent exam results 
    • MOE Integrated Programme (IP) Secondary 4 students will be required to sit for a scholarship written test
(3) HCIS TALENT-BASED SCHOLARSHIP

The Talent-based Scholarship is awarded to highly talented students who possess stellar participation and representation records in Sports or Arts, or meaningful involvement in Community Services or Youth Leadership experiences. This scholarship aims to promote diversity of culture, knowledge, skills and talents. It also aims to help individuals realize their sporting or artistic potential while supporting them through their academic studies. The scholarship quanta may vary (maximum being a full scholarship), depending on the level of eligibility criteria being met and year of admission into HCIS.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • For Year 1 to IB Year 1 Admissions with exceptional talents and/or skills
  • Fulfil any ONE of the following requirements:
    1. Singapore National Team or Singapore National Youth Athlete 
    2. Recognized awards, exhibition and portfolio in the arts
    3. Excellent grassroots involvement or recognized community service with a significant circle  of influence
    4. Active involvement in organizing national or internationally recognized events (e.g. Model United Nations, Youth Ambassador)

Vianna Shen-Rou Linke, a recipient of the HCIS Talent-Based Scholarship and member of the Singapore Figure Skating National Team, shares her determination in making her dream a reality.

(Video Credit: Ms. Gina Sim)

(4) HWA CHONG HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARD (思源奖学金)

The Hwa Chong Heritage Scholarship and Hwa Chong Heritage Award are granted to the children of Hwa Chong Alumni and students of Hwa Chong Institution, who possess outstanding academic achievements, exhibit exemplary conduct and demonstrate good character. We strongly believe that it is of paramount importance to be supportive of our Hwa Chong Alumni and their offspring who have the potential to contribute positively to the heritage of the Hwa Chong Family. The Hwa Chong Heritage Scholarship is a full scholarship covering all tuition fees, and the Hwa Chong Heritage Award is offered at tiered quantum ranging from 50% to 100%.

(A) Eligibility Criteria for the Hwa Chong Heritage Scholarship

  • A well-rounded individual and role model who is able to lead by example
  • Possess an exceptionally outstanding academic track record
  • For Year 1 Admission: PSLE total Achievement Level (AL) score of 4 points
  • For IB Year 1 Admission:
    • Singapore Cambridge GCE O-Level L1R5 aggregate score of 6 points or below 
    • IGCSE Examination equivalent exam results 
    • MOE Integrated Programme (IP) Secondary 4 students will be required to sit for a scholarship written test

(B) Eligibility Criteria for the Hwa Chong Heritage Award

  • Possess good leadership skills and commendable character records
  • Demonstrates academic excellence
  • Successful applicants will be awarded based on means-tested criteria

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • For Year 1 to Year 4 Admissions – 27 Nov 2021
  • For IB Year 1 Admission – 15 Jan 2022

Please email scholarships@hcis.edu.sg for more information.

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