Trio win Energy-Industry Scholarship

Sum Kun Shan A scholarship in their pockets (from left to right): Lim Jun Kiat, Zhu Jianzhong and Clarence Kee.

To Zhu Jianzhong, 25, all the hard work and mugging for a degree in mechanical engineering at the National University of Singapore has paid off. He is one of a trio who have been selected for the Energy-Industry Scholarship (EIS). The third-year undergraduate will join Singapore Power when he completes his studies.

He said: “I am definitely very honoured to be awarded this scholarship. Those working in the Power sector are akin to unsung heroes, working hard to improve the quality of life.”

The scholarship, launched in collaboration with the industry last year, seeks to develop and nurture talent for the Power sector. It also offered recipient Clarence Kee, 20, the opportunity to visit a plant as part of his scholarship interview.

This gave the second-year student at Singapore Polytechnic “a better understanding of the working environment. Overall, I like it because it is clean, systematic and organised”. Clarence, who is pursuing a Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, will join the Singapore LNG Corporation when he graduates.

Lim Jun Kiat, 18, who is pursuing a Diploma in Energy Systems and Management at Singapore Polytechnic, is also thankful to be selected as one of this year’s EIS awardees. With this opportunity, he feels “truly motivated and will definitely strive for the best in my studies”. He adds that he has a deep passion for electrical engineering and dreams of owning an energy-related company in future.

Application for the next scholarship cycle will open in December 2015. The EIS will cover tuition fees, a one-time allowance, and a monthly living allowance. Depending on the course of studies, the EIS will also cover hostel fees and provide an overseas exchange allowance. Both full-term and mid-term scholarships are available to Singapore citizens and permanent residents who are pursuing relevant engineering courses at the local ITEs, polytechnics and universities.

The seven organisations participating in the EIS are Keppel Infrastructure, Sembcorp Industries, Senoko Energy, Singapore LNG Corporation, Singapore Power, Tuas Power and YTL PowerSeraya.

More information is available at www.poweringlives.sg/eis