Public Service Commission Scholarship awards

Amelia Fong (Visual Arts), Darshini Ramiah (Theatre) and Chen Luyi (Dance) of Class 2013 were the recipients of the prestigious Public Service Commission Scholarship.

Amelia will be pursuing Architecture at Washington University, St. Louis, United States. Luyi is taking up Liberal Arts at Yale University, United States and Darshini will read Law at Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

National Arts Council Scholarship awards

Zunnur Zhafiah Binte Sazali (Dance) and Nah Jie Ying (Dance) of Class 2013 and Bevin Ng (Theatre) of Class 2012 were awarded scholarships by the National Arts Council for their undergraduate studies.

Zunnur and Jie Ying will be pursuing their studies in Dance at the London Contemporary Dance School and the National Taiwan University of the Arts respectively. Bevin will be studying Arts History at the University College of London.

MND EDGE Scholarship award

**Photo credit: Housing & Development Board

Janis Ho (Visual Arts) of Class 2013 was one of the forty-eight Ministry of National Development EDGE (Executive Development and Growth Exchange) scholarship recipients. She will be going to University College of London, Bartlett School of Architecture, to pursue her studies in Architecture.

MOE Scholarship awards

Maria Chung (Theatre) and Ong Xiao Hui (Visual Arts) of Class 2013 were the recipients of the Ministry of Education (MOE) Scholarship awards. Maria has received the MOE Teaching Scholarship (Overseas) to pursue an MA (Hons) English Literature degree at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom. Xiao Hui will be pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design & Media.

Loke Cheng Kim Foundation Scholarship

Nicolette Chin, Music alumna, Class of 2013, was awarded a full scholarship by the Loke Cheng Kim Foundation to pursue a degree in harp performance at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London.

First Class Honours from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

Former SOTA Dance student Adelene Stanley graduated from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance with First Class Honours. Adelene received her National Arts Council Scholarship in 2011.

Dance Alumni in liTHE

** Photo credit: Photography by Bernie Ng, courtesy of T.H.E Dance Company (for both photos)

Five of our Dance alumni, Kwek Jing Yi Fiona, Kimmie Marie Cumming, Nah Jie Ying, Zunnur Zhafirah Sazali and Lynnette Png Qin Wen, performed with the T.H.E Second Company in its June 2014 production of liTHE.

Charlotte Kirkpatrick prize

** Photo credit: Photograph courtesy of Jack Thomson

Former SOTA Dance student, Faye Tan, was conferred the Charlotte Kirkpatrick prize on 2 July 2014. This award is given annually to an outstanding 2nd year Rambert dancer. Faye is currently pursuing her BA (Hons) in Ballet and Contemporary Dance at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance (validated by the University of Kent).

享 Present

SOTA Film alumna Teo Qi Yu, from Class of 2013, has produced a short film titled 享 Present under the ciNE65 mentorship programme in which she was mentored by Sanif Olek, a local filmmaker. Qi Yu will be pursuing her studies in Film in Hong Kong.

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Prime Minister's Valedictorian Award 2014

Amelia Fong Su-Ying, 2013 Visual Arts graduate received the prestigious Prime Minister's Valedictorian Award during SOTA Awards Day on 21 May 2014. This award is given to a graduate who has demonstrated all-round excellence in the academic disciplines, the Arts, leadership and service to the community throughout all the years of education in SOTA. Amelia looks forward to pursuing a degree in Art and Architecture.

SOTA-Ngee Ann Kongsi Outstanding Young Artist of the Year Award 2014

The inaugural SOTA-Ngee Ann Kongsi Outstanding Young Artist of the Year Award is conferred upon a graduate who has attained the highest distinction in the arts, and shows greatest promise of shaping the future arts landscape through artistic vision, originality, commitment and excellence in practice. The inaugural award was given to Tyen Ying Fong, a 2013 Theatre graduate during SOTA Awards Day on 21 May 2014. She will be studying Law and hopes to set up a community theatre company in the future and engage people who are not necessarily actors or involved in theatre.

Early Admittance to Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

Two of our 2013 Music graduates, Loh Hsiao Shan and Brenda Koh Siu Han were recognised for being exceptional in their musical abilities and showed the potential to develop into the finest of professional musicians. Both of them have since gained early admittance to Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

Performing As It Fades with Singapore’s T.H.E. Dance Company

Photo credit to T.H.E Dance Company & Bernie Ng

2013 Dance alumna Nah Jie Ying recently performed in As It Fades with Singapore's prime contemporary dance company T.H.E. Founded in 2008 by Artistic Director Kuik Swee Boon, T.H.E Dance Company performed at all major national arts festivals and toured internationally to France, the United Arab Emirates and numerous South East Asian countries. As member of T.H.E Second Company, Nah Jie Ying had the privilege to work alongside professional dance performers to gain invaluable experience towards a career in dance.

Singapore Day 2014

Sarah Chen Luyi (2013 SOTA graduate, Faculty of Dance) will be profiled at Singapore Day 2014 in London. She has been selected to represent SOTA in MOE’s segment, “Our Nation of Opportunities”, which highlights changes to Singapore’s education landscape and the multiple pathways available for our students today. As SOTA's representative, Luyi’s story aptly demonstrates that SOTA is a pathway available for young students with potential and passion for the arts.

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National Arts Council Scholarship

Recipients: Jessica Lam, Valerie Yeo & Amni Musfirah

Photos courtesy of the National Arts Council

Three outstanding SOTA students were awarded the prestigious National Arts Council (NAC) Scholarships on 30 July 2013. They include Jessica Lam (2012 graduate, Faculty of Dance), Valerie Yeo (Year 4 Dance student) and Amni Musfirah (2012 graduate, Faculty of Music). Jessica will be heading to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia to pursue her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, while Valerie will be doing her Foundation & Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Professional Dance and Performance at the Central School of Ballet (UK). Amni will be reading her Bachelor of Music in Composition and Performance at the Berklee College of Music (USA). The NAC Scholarship aims to nurture outstanding individuals who wish to pursue a career as an arts practitioner or professional, and have the potential to lead in the fields of performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, or technical production design and management in Singapore.

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Public Service Commission (PSC) Scholarship

Recipients: Charis Tan & Ruby Gale Thiagarajan

Photos courtesy of PSC Secretariat

Two SOTA alumni Charis Tan and Ruby Gale Thiagarajan were recipients of the PSC Scholarship 2013 and the first SOTA students to receive the scholarship. Charis (Faculty of Music) will be heading to Berklee College of Music in Boston to study Music, while Ruby (Faculty of Theatre) will be studying Political Science and Sociology at Sciences Po in France. Both attribute their achievements to the holistic programme and unique education philosophy in SOTA, which were instrumental in their development and growth as students. They hope to be posted to the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth to help develop the Arts in Singapore when they graduate.

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MND EDGE (Executive Development and Growth Exchange) Scholarship

Recipient: Judith Soh

Photos courtesy of MND

Judith Soh, 19, a graduate of SOTA’s pioneer batch, is one of the 54 freshly minted MND EDGE (Executive Development and Growth Exchange) scholarship recipients. A talented dancer at SOTA, she was offered a place in a Contemporary Dance programme in Hong Kong. However, she had decided to study Forestry/Science in Canberra, Australia instead because of her love for nature. She hopes to play a part in greening Singapore when she graduates.

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Prime Minister's Valedictorian Award

Recipient: Ong Shu Chen
Ong Shu Chen

The inaugural Prime Minister's Valedictorian Award is a commendation to a graduate who has demonstrated all-round excellence in the academic disciplines, the Arts, leadership and service to the community throughout all the years of education in SOTA. This award was given during the SOTA Awards Day on 5 April 2013 for the first time to Music student, Ong Shu Chen from SOTA's pioneer cohort. She was also the recipient of the Dr Lee Boon Yang Student of the Year Award in 2012. She hopes to study music in the United States, and to positively impact the Arts in Singapore.