31 Jan '11, 9am

SOF to give out up to 300 scholarships this year: SINGAPORE : The Singapore Olympic Foundation (SOF) is looking

SOF to give out up to 300 scholarships this year: SINGAPORE : The Singapore Olympic Foundation (SOF) is looking

SINGAPORE : The Singapore Olympic Foundation (SOF) is looking at giving out about 100 to 300 scholarships this year. The foundation's chairman, Ng Ser Miang, said the scholarships aim to nurture young and aspiring sporting talent in Singapore. SOF received pledges for more than S$12 million, including S$10 million from billionaire Peter Lim. S$5.2 million has been collected so far. A committee is working on fine-tuning the selection criteria and holding discussions with different National Sports Associations and the Education Ministry. Mr Ng, who is also vice-president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said: "We are looking at between S$2,000 and S$20,000 for the very top end. And again (it) will be (for) students or young athletes from primary school, secondary school, and tertiary education as well." The selection process will be in stages till August this ye...

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