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Old 01-13-2010, 10:32 PM   #11
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Hi, is it too late to apply for the SPH undergraduate scholarship now? As in, the internship part that one has to undergo before the release of A-Level results?
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:14 AM   #12
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From the SPH website:
Applications will open from October onwards and will close 1 week after the release of the GCE “A” Level results. GCE “A” Level students can submit your application using your preliminary results.

So, no, I don't think it's too late to apply for the SPH undergraduate scholarship.

I'm not sure about the internship-I think you're supposed to apply, and if you are accepted after the first few rounds, you get the internship. If they like your performance during the internship, you go for another interview, after which they offer you the scholarship.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:26 PM   #13
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i dont think its too late to apply. however, if you are a guy, your internship will be pushed back to after ORD.
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:33 AM   #14
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If I submit my application in early November, when will they notify me to attend the writing test?
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:45 AM   #15
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Around how many applicants apply for SPH journalism scholarship and how many receive it eventually?
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:52 PM   #16
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Heard that the writing test is really hard!
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:12 AM   #17
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Yvette: They pick more than one. But I don't know how many. I and 3 of my friends were offered the SPH scholarship back in 2003, so there were at least 4 SPH scholars that year. Possibly more, but I wouldn't know (I turned SPH down).

xmxm: I don't know how many people apply, but if you really believe in journalism to educate/inform the public, are a good writer and a good thinker/commentator on public issues, then you should be able to get the scholarship. Just read the Straits Times and ask yourself if you think you could (someday) write as well as Grace Chua or some of the other better journalists in the ST.

Samsing: The test isn't super-hard. There's a "spot the mistakes" passage where you read an essay and spot all the mistakes (misspellings, grammar errors, wrong word used, wrong punctuation, etc). Then other English-type tests (can't remember exactly what -- but having a good vocabulary is advisable). Then an essay that's like GP -- discuss some topic or issue or current news. If you want to be a journalist, you should already be good at all the above, or at least practicing hard towards that!
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:50 AM   #18
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Good advice! Being conscientious counts.
Though it doesn't have to be totally crisp & perfect. I submitted mine, folded, in a half-A4 envelope; they did give me the scholarship in the end, so I don't think they mind the folding. However, yes the app should be neatly typed out (or neatly written out).
Hi,may I know what kind of essay questions will be tested? Does the writing test contain one essay question only or does it provide a few essay questions then we have to choose one to answer? And may I know what did you write about 6 years ago?
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:53 PM   #19
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@limxiaoyin

the test encompasses a few questions (like 6), some more philosophical while others are generally about current affairs of Singapore. You just need to choose 1 to write.

I took my writing test this year so it's still fresh in my head

going for the interview tomorrow!
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:08 AM   #20
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I am going to apply for SPH scholarship next year.
Good Luck to your interview!!
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