Social Service Scholarship

The Social Service Scholarship, administered by the National Council of Social Service, is a prestigious award designed for outstanding individuals who possess a deep passion for social service and exhibit strong leadership qualities. Join us on a transformative journey and become empowered to drive positive change in our community.

Initiate Positive Change

Explore diverse roles that allow you to make a meaningful impact on society. As a social service professional, you can contribute across five main social service areas:

5 Main Social Service

Scholars can anticipate engaging sessions and networking opportunities with sector leaders and seasoned social service professionals. You will also receive support to enhance your professional skills and leadership capabilities, enabling you to make a significant impact in the social service sector.

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Eligibility Criteria

Full Term
  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents intending to take up citizenship
  • Full-time undergraduate or postgraduate students at a local or overseas institution recognised by professional associations
  • Strong passion for helping those in need
  • Possess leadership qualities with good character and conduct
  • Excellent academic results with good co-curricular activity records
  • Currently not receiving any scholarships or sponsorships
  • Willing to serve a bond period upon graduation
Mid TermIn addition to fulfilling the full-term scholarship eligibility criteria, you should also meet the following requirements:
  • Have completed at least one academic semester of studies
  • Have at least one academic year remaining at the point of application
  • Possess good university results to date


Bond Duration

  • 4 years bond (Local studies)
  • 6 years bond (Overseas studies)
  • 3 years bond (Local studies)
  • 4 years bond (Overseas studies)


Application Period

Applications open twice a year, so submit yours to embark on your journey as a Social Service Scholar:

Application Periods

Please attach the Additional Question on Community Involvement document along with your Scholarship Application on the Brightsparks website.

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