2 January 2018
The Singapore Olympic Foundation (SOF) invites young athletes to apply for the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship. Interested applicants can now apply online via the SOF website at www.sof.sg before 31 January 2018, 4.00pm.
There are four categories which award varying cash amounts: Primary ($1,000), Secondary ($2,000), Junior College/Integrated Programme/Tertiary ($3,000) and under-18 High Performance ($5,000). Recipients have to meet a set of criteria such as scoring consistent results in relevant sports competitions to be eligible. Majority of the recipients come from financially challenged backgrounds and demonstrate potential to excel in the sports they play.
The SOF-PL Scholarship, now in its eighth edition, was launched in 2010 when Mr Lim donated $10 million to the SOF. This donation remains the largest individual donation for a sports scholarship in Singapore. So far, more than 2,000 scholarships of over $5.6 million have been awarded to young athletes to pursue their sporting goals.
In 2017, a total of 335 athletes – 43 Primary, 95 Secondary, 148 Tertiary students and 49 under-18 High Performance – qualified for the Scholarship. The outstanding young athletes who qualified for the high performance (under-18) category included Lau Ywen (Fencing), Cheyenne Goh (Ice Skating) and Debbie Soh (Synchronised Swimming).