Jointly funded by the NTUC-U Care Fund, the Union of Security Employees (USE) recently saw 154 awards worth a grand total of $37,800 given out to children of union members, ranging from primary to tertiary level.
Scholarship recipient for degree level Ms Nicole Marie U Chia, 24, who is currently in her third year in National Technological University (NTU) majoring in English Literature, said: “I want to get a good job and I want to alleviate my family’s financial situation.”
Ms Chia’s father, 65-year-old security officer Mr Chia Kuan Yuen and an employee of Certis CISCO of almost 10 years is recovering from a recent major cancer operation.
Other unions that have given out bursaries and scholarship awards include:
|Singapore Industrial & Services Employees’ Union (SISEU)||$100,000|
|Housing and Development Board Staff Union (HDBSU)||$28,180|
|Metal Industries Workers’ Union (MIWU)||$60,000|
(Source: NTUC This Week)