US-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship Programme

01 December 2017


[Credit: US Embassy Singapore]


The US-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship Programme was launched on 15 March. The scholarship programme was first announced during Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s Official Visit to the US in August 2016, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and the US. The inaugural recipients of the US-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship embarked on their summer exchange programmes in May 2017. 

2 The scholarship programme is jointly funded by the Government of Singapore and US companies and organisations, which include Applied Materials, Becton Dickinson, Mastercard and Micron Foundation.  Over the course of five years, a total of 50 Singapore and 50 US recipients will receive the scholarship, which will provide funding support for recipients to attend a university summer exchange programme in each other’s countries.  Each scholarship recipient will receive funding support capped at S$10,000, which covers tuition/programme fees, accommodation, airfare and a subsistence allowance.


3 The scholarship programme will be jointly funded by the Government of Singapore and US companies and organisations, namely, Applied Materials, Becton Dickinson, Mastercard and Micron Foundation.

Applied Materials

Applied Materials, Inc is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into realities. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future. Learn more at


Becton Dickinson (BD) is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD’s 40,000 associates in 50 countries work with customers to help enhance outcomes, lower health care delivery costs, increase efficiencies, improve health care safety and expand access to health.


Mastercard (NYSE: MA),, is a technology company in the global payments industry.  We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.  Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.  Follow us on Twitter @MastercardAP and @MastercardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

Micron Foundation

In support of Micron Technology’s global semiconductor operations, the Micron Foundation is engaged in supporting educators, students, and our locations by creating and providing for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education opportunities in our schools and communities. For more information about the Micron Foundation, visit

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