S$2.7 million in scholarships awarded to nurture talent to drive maritime Singapore’s transformation

Scholarship awards with a total value of S$2.7million were presented to 66 tertiary students at the MaritimeONE and Tripartite Maritime Scholarships (TMSS) Award Ceremony yesterday (31 August).

The 54 MaritimeONE scholarships and 12 TMSS scholarships were sponsored by industry partners in the maritime sector.

The 32 sponsoring enterprises this year include companies from a broad spectrum of the maritime industry, such as port operators, shipping companies, maritime service providers, as well as Institutes of Higher Learning.

The total value of the MaritimeONE Scholarship disbursed this year stands at S$1.7 million and the number of scholarships awarded is 54, surpassing last year’s record of S$1.1 million, awarded to 46 students. 

‘Talent is the heart of transformation. I thank the industry and the union for the strong support in developing a talent pool to spur the growth of the maritime sector, which is entering an exciting period of change as it embraces technology and sustainability,’ said Hor Weng Yew, Chairman of the Singapore Maritime Foundation.

Since the launch of the programme in 2007, approximately S$14 million in MaritimeONE scholarships have been awarded to 524 recipients.

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Rhys Berry