What’s wrong with Singapore Scholarships?

During recent gathering, a friend of mine (who is a social worker) shared that MOE gave out scholarships to students from China for them to study here in Singapore. And in an effort to retain and integrate them into our society, part of the scholarship bargain was for the students to perform community service.

This is undoubtedly a great idea that inculcates social responsibility in the elites that will in time have great influence in society. But it left me with a question:
How about scholarships for the locals?
It is tragically hilarious that the government would go through so much deliberation to attract, retain and integrate foreign talent, but yet do little to develop the heartware of local scholarship holders.

P/S: I have to clarify that I do not know of any scholarships for locals that requires serving the community. But if you do know of any scholarships or bursaries of such a nature, do leave me a note in the comments section.


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