Lui Tuck Yew, Acting Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts bestowed honour upon s total of 27 students from the junior colleges, polytechnics and international schools received the National Infocomm Scholarship awards, recently. This brings the total number of National Infocomm Scholars, since the launch of the scholarship in 2004, to 208. Nine of the 27 scholars have been chosen to specialise in infocomm security as the demand for infocomm security professionals increases.
The National Infocomm Scholarship (“NIS”), launched in February 2004, aims to develop infocomm leaders for the infocomm industry. The latest batch of 27 scholars will pursue their degree programmes at local universities such as NUS and NTU, and at overseas universities such as Carnegie Mellon University and Georgia Institute of Technology. The scholars are to be nurtured by leading Multi-National Companies (MNCs), local companies and government agencies during their course of study, through mentorship and overseas work attachments of up to six months. All the NIS scholars by the end of their studies and term would go on to serve their bond with their sponsoring organisations. The sponsoring organisations come from diverse sectors including banking and finance, defence, energy, entertainment, and infocomm.