Applications are now open for AMP Education Bursary

SINGAPORE - Applications for the Association of Muslim Professionals' (AMP) enhanced Education Bursary are now open.

Successful applicants who are diploma students will receive a cash bursary of $500, while those studying for a degree will get $1,000.

The bursary was extended to include full-time diploma students, part-time and full-time undergraduates from approved education institutions in 2013.

According to a media release from AMP Singapore on Thursday, the bursary seeks to foster life-long learning, recognise academic achievement, and assist disadvantaged tertiary students in their pursuit of higher education.

Ms Syahidah Nafisah Zainuddin, 24, is the first graduate in her family and a recipient of the Education Bursary in 2013.

"I did not expect that I would be able to enter a university due to financial constraints," Ms Syahidah said. "The bursary has allowed me to focus on my studies and alleviate some of the financial burden on my family and me."

For more information on the eligibility criteria or to download the application form, please visit www.amp-rfs.sg.

Completed application forms can be submitted to AMP @ Pasir Ris, 1 Pasir Ris Drive 4, #05-11, Singapore 519457. Applications will close on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

jiaminw@sph.com.sg