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The SAWL Scholarship Fund aka “Tan Ah Tah – SAWL Fund” (“the Fund”) was established in December 1987 by the Singapore Association of Women Lawyers (SAWL) in memory of the late Honourable Mr Justice Tan Ah Tah, who was one of the most supportive High Court judges of SAWL in the early years of SAWL. The Fund was registered as a Charity with the Commissioner of Charities since 1987 and in 2009, achieved the Institution of Public Character (IPC) status.

The Fund is in aid of education for physically disabled students. It is governed by Trust Deeds and administered by six trustees.

The scholarships are to be awarded to candidates who must be either citizens or permanent residents of Singapore and physically handicapped (including one who is from any approved charity as defined under the Income Tax Act or any society duly registered under the Societies Act) who are in need of financial assistance.

Value of Award

Scholarship Awards under the Fund:

Type of Award Maximum Amount
Secondary/Pre-University Bursary S$300 per year
Vocational Institute or equivalent S$600 per year
Junior College/Polytechnic or equivalent S$2,000 per year
Tertiary Education Scholarship S$5,000 per year
Tenable Universities/Institutions

National University of Singapore
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore Management University
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Singapore Institute of Technology
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Singapore Polytechnic
Nanyang Polytechnic
Temasek Polytechnic
Republic Polytechnic

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