Edusave awards and scholarships

Awards are offered to students based on their character, leadership, conduct, learning dispositions and academic performance. Learn if your child is eligible and how monies are disbursed.

Select your child's school type to find details of the awards.

Primary school

Edusave Character Award

Up to 2% of students in each school who demonstrated exemplary character and outstanding personal qualities through their behaviour and actions.

Award amount:

  • Primary 1 to 3: $200
  • Primary 4 to 6: $350

Edusave scholarships for government, government-aided and specialised schools

Students who are within the top 10% of their school’s level and course in terms of academic performance, and have demonstrated good conduct.

Award amount:

  • Primary 5 to 6: $350

Edusave Award for Achievement, Good Leadership and Service (EAGLES)

Up to 10% of students from each school who have demonstrated leadership qualities, service to community and schools, excellence in non-academic activities, and good conduct.

Award amount:

  • Primary 4 to 6: $250

Edusave Merit Bursary (EMB)

Primary 1 and 2

Students who consistently demonstrated positive learning dispositions in the course of the year, have demonstrated good conduct and whose monthly household income does not exceed $6,900 (or per capita income does not exceed $1,725).

Other levels

Students who are within the top 25% of their school’s level and course in terms of academic performance, have demonstrated good conduct and whose monthly household income does not exceed $6,900 (or per capita income does not exceed $1,725). Students must not be recipients of an Edusave scholarship.

Award amount:

  • Primary 1 to 3: $200
  • Primary 4 to 6: $250

Edusave Good Progress Award (GPA)

Primary 2 (from 2019 onwards) and Primary 3 (from 2020 onwards)

Students who do not qualify for Edusave Merit Bursary, but showed the greatest improvement in learning disposition in the course of the year and have demonstrated good conduct.

Other levels

Students who are within the top 10% of their school’s level and course in terms of improvement in academic performance and have demonstrated good conduct.

Award amount:

  • Primary 2 to 3: $100
  • Primary 4 to 6: $150
Secondary and specialised schools

Edusave Character Award

Up to 2% of students in each school who have demonstrated exemplary character and outstanding personal qualities through their behaviour and actions.

Award amount:

  • Secondary or specialised school: $500

Edusave Skills Award

Up to 10% of students from each course in the graduating cohort who have demonstrated excellent professional and soft skills throughout their course of study, and good conduct.

Award amount:

  • Specialised school: $500

Edusave scholarships for government, government-aided and specialised schools

Students who are within the top 10% of their school’s level and course in terms of academic performance, and have demonstrated good conduct.

Award amount:

  • Secondary or specialised school: $500

Edusave Award for Achievement, Good Leadership and Service (EAGLES)

Up to 10% of students from each school who have demonstrated leadership qualities, service to community and schools, excellence in non-academic activities, and good conduct.

Award amount:

  • Secondary school: $350
  • Specialised school: $500

Edusave Merit Bursary (EMB)

Students who are within the top 25% of their school’s level and course in terms of academic performance, have demonstrated good conduct and whose monthly household income does not exceed $6,900 (or per capita income does not exceed $1,725). Students must not be recipients of an Edusave scholarship.

Award amount:

  • Secondary school: $350
  • Specialised school: $500

Edusave Good Progress Award (GPA)

Students who are within the top 10% of their school’s level and course in terms of improvement in academic performance and have demonstrated good conduct.

Award amount:

  • Secondary school: $200
  • Specialised school: $400
Post-secondary school

Edusave Character Award

Up to 2% of students in each school who have demonstrated exemplary character and outstanding personal qualities through their behaviour and actions.

Award amount:

  • Pre-university or ITE: $500

Edusave Skills Award

Up to 10% of students from each course in the graduating cohort who have demonstrated excellent professional and soft skills throughout their course of study, and good conduct.

Award amount:

  • ITE or polytechnic: $500

Edusave Award for Achievement, Good Leadership and Service (EAGLES)

Up to 10% of students from each school who have demonstrated leadership qualities, service to community and schools, excellence in non-academic activities, and good conduct.

  • Pre-university: $400
  • ITE: $500

Edusave Merit Bursary (EMB)

Students who are within the top 25% of their school’s level and course in terms of academic performance, have demonstrated good conduct and whose monthly household income does not exceed $6,900 (or per capita income does not exceed $1,725). Students must not be recipients of an Edusave scholarship.

Note: Junior college and Millennia Institute students who are recipients of any Edusave scholarships are not eligible for the EMB.

Award amount:

  • Pre-university: $400
  • ITE or polytechnic: $500

Edusave Good Progress Award (GPA)

Students who are within the top 10% of their school’s level and course in terms of improvement in academic performance and have demonstrated good conduct.

Note: Junior college and Millennia Institute students who are recipients of any Edusave scholarships or the Edusave Merit Bursary are not eligible for the GPA.

Award amount:

  • Pre-university: $250
  • ITE or polytechnic: $400
Special education schools

Edusave Achievement Award

Students in special education schools who meet the school-based criteria for the award.

Award amount: Varies across schools

Award notification

You will receive a notification letter from MOE if your child is eligible.

How you will receive the award

All school levels

You will receive your award monies by cheque.

ITE and polytechnics

For students of ITE and polytechnics, you can receive your Edusave Award monies in your bank account on the same day if you registered for PayNow using your NRIC number, and attended the ceremony.

What you need to know before receiving the monies:

  • Register for PayNow with 1 of the 9 participating banks.
  • Ensure your Singapore NRIC is linked to your bank account.
  • Attend the presentation ceremony to receive your award certificate.

The participating banks are: Citibank Singapore Limited, DBS Bank or POSB, HSBC, Maybank, OCBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of China (BOC), United Overseas Bank (UOB) and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC).

You can refer to this guide or The Association of Banks in Singapore website for more information.