Since the launch of the programme in 2008, 35 scholars across the social service, arts and sports nonprofit sectors have attended courses in various top universities.
Launch: Inaugural Scholars
Tote Board selected two accomplished candidates, Mrs June Tham from the Rainbow Centre and Dr Ramaswamy Akhileswaran from HCA Hospice Care, during the launch of the scholarship programme in 2008. They attended the executive course on Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM) from 13 to 19 July 2008 at Harvard University.
Two candidates, Mr Alfred Tan from the Singapore Children's Society and Mrs Eunice Tay from the National Kidney Foundation, were selected to attend the prestigious Executive Programme for Nonprofit Leaders (EPNL) from 8 to 20 March 2009 at Stanford University. The EPNL was a 13-day intensive programme held at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in California, USA. The EPNL was aimed at helping professionals to improve their ability to address key organisational and strategic challenges, as well as evaluate the rigour and relevance of new management ideas and concepts.
In 2009, another three candidates, namely, Mr James Wong from Spastic Children's Association of Singapore, Mr S.Vivakanandan from Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital and Mr Tim Oei from Asian Women's Welfare Association, were selected to attend Harvard University's SPNM programme from 12 to 18 July 2009.
A total of five candidates were selected to attend various overseas courses. They are namely, Ms Sue Cheng from the Singapore Children's Society, Mr Terence Ho from the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Ms Ng Ling Ling from the National Council of Social Service, Mr Abhimanyau Pal from the Society for the Physically Disabled, and Ms Morene Sim from Students Care Service.
Two of the three candidates selected, namely Mdm Lim Sia Hoe from the NTUC Eldercare and Mr Chng Kai Jin from Singapore Symphonia Co. Ltd, attended the SPNM course at Harvard University. Ms Carol Pereira from the National Council of Social Service (Family Services Division) attended the Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership programme at Duke University.
A total of four candidates were selected to attend executive courses offered by prestigious universities. Dr Roland Yeow from Boys’ Town, Singapore, attended the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management at Georgetown University, and Mr Lim Tanguy from The Law Society of Singapore, attended the executive course on Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management at Harvard University. The other two candidates, Ms Tan Li Li from Singapore Children’s Society, and Ms Felicia Wee from Metta Welfare Association, attended the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership at Duke University.
Four new scholars were selected for the year. Ms Margaret Thevarakom and Ms Loh Shu Ching, from Singapore International Foundation and Ren Ci Hospital, attended the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management course at Harvard University in July 2013. In October 2013, another two scholars, Mr Tan Wearn Haw from Singapore Sailing Federation and Ms Agnes Chia from Care Corner Family Service Centre went on to receive the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership at Duke University.
Four scholars attended various courses in FY2014 – Ms Grace Lee from Care Corner Family Service Centre (Toa Payoh) and Dr Caroline Balhetchet from Singapore Children’s Society attended the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management at Harvard University; Ms Soh Swee Ping from Council for Third Age went to Stanford University for the Executive Programme for Nonprofit Leaders and Dr K Thomas Abraham from SATA CommHealth went to Duke University for the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership.
Five scholars were selected for the year. Mr Chia Boon Khiang from Singapore Children’s Society attended the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management at Harvard University and Ms Jo Lim Meng Fong from The Theatre Practice attended the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership at Duke University. Mr Daniel Chien from Care Corner Singapore Ltd attended the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at University of Washington; Mr Mervyn Foo from Singapore Bowling Federation and Ms Iris Lin from Fei Yue Community Services attended the Developing Leaders Programme for Nonprofit Professionals at Columbia University.
Three scholars were selected for the year. Mr Anson Quek from Food from the Heart and Ms Winifred Loh from Centre for Non-Profit Leadership, National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre attended the Strategic Perspective in Nonprofit Management at Harvard University. In September, Ms Rachel Tan from Singapore Children's Society will attend the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at Stanford University.