24 July 2018
More girls are being awarded the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) scholarship, traditionally given primarily to male candidates serving National Service.
Of the 84 Mindef and SAF scholarship recipients this year, 22 are female.
In particular, three of the nine recipients of the SAF Scholarship this year are female.
Midshipman Audrey Tey, 19, is one of three female recipients of the prestigious SAF Scholarship. She is a former Victoria Junior College student who intends to study psychology in the United States.
Miss Keloth Sonia Nair, 19, is another female recipient who is getting the Defence Merit Scholarship. She will be studying biological science in the Nanyang Technological University next year.