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PA Scholarship

Fast Facts

If you are looking for a meaningful career where you can find an area that you are passionate about, be it youth, active ageing, sports, arts and culture, social development or community leadership, the PA Scholarship is for you.

As a PA scholar, you will have a rich experience of community organising and leadership through involvement in community projects, regular engagement with grassroots and PA leaders, job placements in various strategic units, and participation in overseas attachments and programmes. You can look forward to a fulfilling and challenging career with many opportunities to develop your potential to the fullest.

Types of Scholarship
We offer local and overseas undergraduate scholarships to outstanding students with a heart and who are keen to grow the community with us.

Upon completion of their studies, scholars will work with PA for a period of four years and six years for local and overseas scholarship, respectively.

Value of Rewards & Benefits

  • Full tuition and compulsory fees
  • Monthly maintenance allowance
  • Pre-studies allowance
  • Sponsorship for approved student exchange programme
  • Return airfare (for overseas universities)
  • Medical/Health insurance (where required by the university)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Singapore Citizen
  • Excellent academic results: ‘A’ level, polytechnic diploma, undergraduate results, and/or other equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate); for mid-term undergraduates – completed at least two semesters of undergraduate studies with exemplary results.
  • Possess leadership qualities displayed through active participation in Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) and/or community/volunteer service, especially in leadership positions
  • Love to work with people

Tenable Universities

The undergraduate scholarships are applicable to courses at renowned overseas universities and the five local universities, namely National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, Singapore Institute of Technology and Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Applicable Courses/Disciplines

Scholars may pursue any course of study that has relevance to the different areas of work at PA. The recommended choice of study includes Community Development, Human Resource Management / Human Resource Development, Organisational Learning / Organisational Development, Mass Communication, Project Management, Public Policy Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Business Administration, Accountancy, Marketing, Sociology, Gerontology and Political Science.

We encourage scholars to start work with PA after their bachelor degree. After working for a few years with PA, the scholar can apply for PA scholarship for master degrees which are offered to our in-service staff.

Application Procedure

Application for the PA Scholarship will open in December of each year and close two weeks after the release of ‘A’ level results.

Mid-term undergraduates who have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate studies with exemplary results may apply for the mid-term scholarship during the same period.

For male applicants, you do not have to wait until you have completed NS. You can also apply as soon as you received your GCE ‘A' Level results. If you are successful in your application, an offer will be made to you. Upon accepting our offer, we will hold the scholarship for you until you have completed your NS.

The selection process, which takes place between March and May, will include interviews, assessment centres and written assessments.

Bond Requirements

The Local Undergraduate Scholarship and the Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship will carry a bond of four years and six years respectively. This is also applicable to mid-term scholars, regardless of the year of study which the mid-term scholar is awarded the scholarship. The scholarship will cover the course fees for all the years of study for a mid-term scholar.

People's Association
9 King George's Avenue
Singapore 208581
Enquiry Hotline: (65) 6344 8222

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