Scholarships/Sponsorships for the Social Service Sector
To professionalise the social service sector, NCSS constantly seeks to recruit and retain talent, as well as train and upgrade skills of its staff and that of VWOs.
Social Service Scholarship
The Social Service Scholarship supports undergraduate and postgraduate studies locally in the areas of social work and other social service-related disciplines. The top undergraduate and/or postgraduate scholar from the pool of successful scholarship applicants may also be selected to receive the Prime Minister’s Social Service Award.
In conjunction with its 10th Anniversary of the Asia Campus in Singapore, INSEAD has partnered NCSS to offer scholarships to member VWOs in the social service sector to participate in the INSEAD's Asian International Education Programme.
Lien Foundation Scholarship for Social Service Leaders
The Lien Foundation has, since 2002, partnered NCSS to provide scholarships to those who wish to develop a career in the social services. The Foundation has committed $1.2 million over the next four years for both graduate and postgraduate studies in social work and therapy at local institutions.
Social Work Training Sponsorship
MSF, together with NCSS, introduced this sponsorship for the study of social work. The funding supports the undergraduates who have declared social work as their major subject at the National University of Singapore.
MSF, together with NCSS, introduced training sponsorship for students in the Diploma in Social Sciences (Social Work) course to provide opportunity for young talents to join the social service sector as Social Work Associates and to provide professional services to people in need in the community.
NCSS is partnering Temasek Cares on a Special Needs Building Capability Project. We are offering Study Awards under the project to help build capabilities of VWOs in the Social Service Sector. Apply today for a Temasek Cares Study Award to join the sector as a Therapist or Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) Teacher.
This two-year full-time course conducted by ITE equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide care and support to clients in nursing homes, community hospitals, community rehabilitation centres day care centres and senior activity centres. It will also provide students with the skills and knowledge to perform administrative tasks including planning, organising and implementing community-based activities and events. The sponsorship covers the course fees, book allowance and training allowance.