Prizes in Singapore
There are a number of prizes, awards and medals awarded in the city-state. They are all aimed at encouraging excellence and promoting a culture of innovation. The winners are generally people who have been able to contribute to society. Some of these prizes are given to people who are already working in Singapore and some are for people who are living in Singapore but want to gain recognition outside the country.
PRIZES FOR STUDENTS
In 2001, the Wong Sai Chung Memorial Foundation donated $50,000 to establish two prizes that are to be awarded annually from the academic year 2001-02 on merit. One of the prizes is for the student who has been awarded the highest marks in the course ‘CHIN1201 Topical studies of Chinese history’ and the other to the student who has been awarded the best marks in the course ‘CHIN1202 An introduction to the study of Chinese history’.
PRIZES FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
In 2002, the Graduate School established an award to be awarded to research postgraduate students who have submitted a thesis of exceptional quality and have demonstrated outstanding performance in other academic aspects. The students are nominated by the relevant Faculty Higher Degrees Committee to be considered for the award.
PRIZES FOR ACADEMICS
The University of Singapore recognises the contributions made by its alumni to the development of the nation. It has established a number of awards to acknowledge the contributions of alumni, both local and overseas. These awards are based on a variety of criteria, and may be in the form of cash or other prizes.
UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (UOS) FIELD OF MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES
UOS is a leading centre of research and teaching in the fields of engineering, materials science and materials technology. It is also a leader in the development of new technologies and in the use of these in industry, society and the environment. The UOS is the first university in Singapore to offer a Master of Engineering degree, and it also offers a number of postgraduate programmes.
UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE FIELD OF MEDICINE
The College of Medicine awards an annual prize of $2,000 to a medical student who has written the best essay on any subject related to cardiorespirology. It is the only medical college in Singapore to have such a scholarship and it is therefore one of the most prestigious scholarships available.
UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE RESEARCH AND TEACHING
The Faculty of Education is dedicated to advancing the education of the Singaporean people, and the College of Education recognises the contribution made by its alumni to the development of the country. It has established a number of awards, including the Wong Hooi Yee Gold Medal for achievement in teaching.
UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
The University of Singapore has also established a number of awards that recognize achievement in social sciences. These awards are aimed at encouraging students to pursue their interests in social sciences and to develop skills in tackling problems facing the world today.