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40 Student-Athletes Receive Scholarship Boost

Posted: 8 May 2015

NewsImage_SOF-Peter_Lim_Scholarship_68.jpgHigh Performance U18 Recipients, including Martina Veloso (3rd from left) and Veronica Shanti Pereira (3rd from right)

Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship 2015

Forty Singapore Sports School student-athletes have been given a boost to continue their quest for sport excellence when they received the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship. This year, 33 received the Secondary School award, 1, the Junior College/Integrated Programme/Tertiary award and 6, the High Performance U18 award. The award presentation took place at Institute of Technical Education College Central on 4 May 2015.

 
Among those who received the High Performance U18 award are shooter Martina Lindsay P Veloso and synchronised swimmers Debbie Soh Li Fei and Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui. The trio will be competing at the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games and the $5,000 scholarship money will come in handy for their preparations towards the Games.
 
“I will be competing at the International Shooting Federation Sport Federation World Cup meet in Fort Benning, USA, as part of my preparations for the Sea Games. While my trips are largely funded, the scholarship money can help cover my daily expenses overseas, which can add up to a substantial amount. I can also use the money to maintain my rifle and equipment such as gloves and shooting glasses to ensure that everything is in tiptop condition for the Games,” said Martina, who also received the High Performance U18 scholarship in 2014.
 
For synchronised swimmers Debbie Soh and Gwyneth Goh, part of their scholarship money will be used to cover transportation expenses.
 
“The national team will start centralised training soon but before this, we train at Toa Payoh Swimming Complex every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.15 am. After training, Debbie and I need to take a taxi back to School to attend classes. It can add up to quite a bit and the scholarship money helps to offset the cost for us,” said Gwyneth.
 
Click here for the list of student-athletes who received the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship 2015.