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Invitation to apply

Invitation to apply for Tote Board Overseas Scholarship for Non-Profit Organisations

Tote Board is pleased to invite senior leaders of non-profit organisations based in Singapore to apply for the Tote Board Overseas Scholarship, the pinnacle leadership development programme for non-profit leaders offered by the Board. 

The scholarship is offered to Top Executives or C minus 1 level in Senior Management, generally with the following designations (CEO, Executive Director, COO, Senior Director, Director) from the Arts and Heritage, Community Development, Education, Health, Social Service and Sports sectors.

The apex scholarship constitutes a key part of the Tote Board Non-Profit Sector Transformation Initiative (TB-NTI), focusing on developing non-profit leaders with the potential to make an impact in their organisations and the non-profit sector. 

Since 2008, 46 scholars have benefited from this prestigious programme. Many of them have helmed some of the largest and most dynamic non-profits in Singapore, serving thousands of service users and improving the lives of the most vulnerable in society. Tote Board scholars have also contributed extensively to national initiatives, including taking up public and private sector responsibilities to improve the welfare and well-being of society. 

Candidates can typically look forward to being exposed to the latest management ideas, concepts, emerging trends and challenges and new tools to address challenges. Scholars will further be supported in learning journeys in their study destinations after their programme, to enable them to further interactions and engagements with non-profits, intermediaries and academic partners to further their practice knowledge and insights.

More details on our previous scholars can be found here.


Courses Available

For FY2020, Tote Board has identified four courses that successful candidates could be enrolled in:




Harvard University (USA)

Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management(SPNM)

12 July – 18 July 2020


Duke University (USA)

Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership (ECN)

12 October - 16 October 2020


INSEAD (France)

INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship(ISEP)

 Dates to be confirmed for 2020

Stanford University (USA)

Executive Programme for Nonprofit Leaders(EPN)

Dates to be confirmed for 2021


Applications are now open!

Kindly see the attached applications form:
Scholarship Application Form FY20 Final

Completed applications must be submitted to by 27 March 2020 (12noon). Hardcopies will not be accepted. 

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by end April 2020. Please contact Oliver Loke at 6216-8941/ for further clarifications.


Interviews with Our Scholars

Click here to find out more about what our scholars have to say about the scholarship.