04 Aug '11, 12pm

5 receive SAF scholarship at Istana

5 receive SAF scholarship at Istana

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen meeting the five recipients of the Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship Award Ceremony held at the Istana on 4 August 2011. -- PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN SIX of the current 15 Cabinet ministers were awarded the Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship (Safos), and many others who got the scholarship have gone on to hold high-level positions in the public and private sectors, noted Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Thursday. Speaking at a ceremony to award the latest batch of scholarships, he said that Safos is the Defence Ministry's "pinnacle scheme". Safos is second only to the President's Scholarship in prestige, and which also goes to the cream of each year's A-level cohort. A total of 281 have been awarded the scholarship since its inception in 1971. Nearly half - or 127 scholars - are still in active service. Dr Ng acknowledged that...

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