WE SUPPORT EDUCATION.
"Seek knowledge from the Cradle to the Grave"
The Qur'an and the traditions of Prophet Muhammad are filled with references to learning, education, observation, and the use of reason. This is not limited to religious education alone, but also secular knowledge of Dunya.
Unfortunately, costs of education, particularly at tertiary levels, have skyrocketed in the past decade. Since 2010, tuition fees at local universities have gone up every year for most courses, mainly due to rising operating costs. A study projected that a four-year degree in Singapore will cost 70.2 per cent of an individual's average yearly income in 2030, up from 53.1 per cent in 2015.
To alleviate this burden, since 2014, Alwehdah has offered the Alwehdah Bursary to extend financial assistance to financially-needy Singaporean students of Arab descent pursuing tertiary education in certified local Universities. To date, we have disbursed more than S$70,000 in financial assistance. For 2017, in response to strong demand, we have extended support to Polytechnic (Diploma) students as well.
Download the Alwehdah Bursary (2014-2016) infographic here.
The Alwehdah Bursary is a community-funded initiative by The Arabs' Association Singapore. The Final decision for the number of Awards given out lie solely with the Bursary Committee, which prioritizes students in greatest financial need. To contribute to this community initiative as an individual, family, or business, or to simply learn more, please drop us an email.