Record number of RI scholarships given to needy pupils

135 recipients from 68 primary schools get $1,000 each, access to RI's student mentors

Raffles Institution students Muhammad Aqil Ahmad (left) and Joash Lim received the Raffles Scholarship in primary school and later entered RI. But they are the exception, as the number of scholarship recipients who go on to join the institution has r
Raffles Institution students Muhammad Aqil Ahmad (left) and Joash Lim received the Raffles Scholarship in primary school and later entered RI. But they are the exception, as the number of scholarship recipients who go on to join the institution has remained low, at just one to two in previous years. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
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Raffles Institution (RI) has given out a record number of scholarships to needy boys and girls this year, to do its part in making sure they do not lack anything in primary school.

The award is also meant to encourage deserving pupils to consider joining top schools such as RI and Raffles Girls' School.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2019, with the headline Record number of RI scholarships given to needy pupils. Subscribe