Many of our alumni had an exciting and rewarding journey with Republic Polytechnic (RP). RP helps to transform them into confident individuals who are problem-solver, professional, and passionate. Together with guidance from caring facilitators, our alumni have achieved outstanding awards during their stint in RP and beyond.
Here are some of our alumni who have been awarded prestigious scholarships by educational institutions and organisations.
Hear what they have to say about RP, and their words of advice to their juniors.
TAY CHOO GEK STEPHANIE VICTORIADiploma in BiotechnologyA*STAR Science Award 2012 Diploma with Merit 2012 Academic Roll of Honour 2010 and 2011 Merit Award 2010 and 2011
“We are stronger than what we think so press on and you will succeed!”
The A*STAR Scholarship had been my ultimate goal. Right from the beginning, I worked hard in my studies to achieve this goal.
I wish to express my gratitude to 2 RP facilitators, Mr Che Ser Tong and Miss Grace Loo, for always believing in me and giving me their continuous guidance. I am also grateful to my parents who have always been my pillar of support.
JOSEPH TEO CHI CHE Diploma in Customer Relationship and Service ManagementCTC Travel Scholarship 2012 Diploma with Merit 2012 Academic Roll of Honour 2010 and 2011 Merit Award 2010 and 2011
"Don't be afraid of failure. Learn from your mistakes and constantly improve yourself."
My dream is to become an entrepreneur, therefore when my RP mentor recommended me the SPRING EDS Scholarship, I knew this is exactly what I wanted!
I thank RP for providing me with an excellent platform to learn and to perform. A big thank you to all my facilitators who have taught me during my 3 years in RP.
YIP KAI LOONG BENNYDiploma in Health Management and Promotion Angeline Tan Scholarship 2012Health Promotion Board Gold Medal Award 2012Diploma with Merit 2012Diploma Award 2010 and 2011Academic Roll of Honour 2010 and 2011
"Always be prepared because opportunity may come knocking at your door when you least expected it."
During my internship with Alliance Healthcare, I worked hard and tried to value-add whenever I can. I observed and penned down the opportunities for growth for the organisation. The hard work paid off when I was offered the SME-SPRING EDS Scholarship after my internship.
RP has groomed me to be industry-ready, to solve any issues or problems independently.
LI DERONG ERICDiploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences Certis Cisco Scholarship 2012 LYNK Biotech Gold Medal Award 2012 Diploma with Merit 2012 Diploma Award 2010 and 2011 Academic Roll of Honour 2010 and 2011
"Keep Believing, Start Achieving!"
I know what I want to achieve in life so I plan my time carefully. My tips to ace the scholarship interview is to stay truthful. Make sure you are well-prepared and think of how you can add value to the scholarship provider.
I want to thank my parents for always supporting my choices. To all the RP facilitators who have guided me with their mentorship and advice, thank you!
FOO YANNIDiploma in Biomedical Sciences Lee Foundation Scholarship 2012 Diploma with Merit 2012 Academic Roll of Honour 2011 Merit Award 2011
"Cherish your time in RP and make the best out of it."
My three-year journey in RP has developed me into a more confident person. I am able to better relate with people thanks to my communication skills.
I thank my RP facilitator Ms Betsy Ng for her care, kindness and passion during my time in RP.
TAN HUAN TING TRICIADiploma in Biomedical Sciences Diploma with Merit 2010 Academic Roll of Honour 2008 and 2009 Merit Award 2009
"Stay positive, stay motivated, stay humble and don't lose heart easily."
I have sharpened my learning abilities through RP's problem-based learning approach. My tips for acing the scholarship interview is showing the right spirit and to be sincere.
My sincere thanks goes to my A*STAR Principal Investigator Dr Chua Boon Tin for the giving me the opportunities to shine. To my RP facilitator Ms Esther Chng, thank you for always supporting me!
TIMONTHY GOH MING QUANDiploma in Health Management and PromotionAcademic Roll of Honour 2010
"Be proactive and seek new experiences as they will supplement you in one way or another."
I know that the Singapore-Industry Scholarship is what I am looking for because it provides opportunities for me to serve in the healthcare sector where my interest lies. The learning experience during my 3 years with RP has helped me to ace the scholarship interview. It is the health promotion study trip to Hong Kong that has provided me with good insights to answer the questions that was asked during the interview.
I wish to show my appreciation to all the RP mentors who have guided me.
LI LIKAI NORMAN Diploma in Industrial andOperations ManagementDiploma with Merit 2010 Merit Award 2009
"Give yourself a chance by stepping out of your comfort zone."
My tips in performing in a scholarship interview is to first research on the scholarship provider. During the interview, be the leader at times and learn to be the follower when necessary.
I thank RP for providing me the platform to transform myself and achieving what I have today. I also thank my RP facilitators who have inspired and mentored me. Lastly, i thank my family and friends who have always been there for me.
MOHH HEALTHCARE MERIT AWARD
YEW EIAN KIANDiploma in Customer Relationship and Service ManagementThe Ngee Ann Kongsi Award Most Distinguished Graduate of the Year 2012 (Academic) Marina Bay Sands Gold Medal Award 2012 Marina Bay Sands Scholarship 2011 Diploma with Merit 2012 Academic Roll of Honour 2010 and 2011 Merit Award 2010 and 2011
"Whenever I fall, perseverance will pick me up."
Being honest with myself and displaying who I truly am during the scholarship interview was probably the key that lead me to become a Nanyang Scholar.
I wish to express my utmost appreciation and gratitude to all my RP facilitators, especially Mr Chris Quah, Ms Mandy Low and Ms Queenie Lee, for giving their 110% to guide us and never giving up on us even when the journey gets tough. They have, in one way or another, contributed to who I am today.
RACHEL TAN JIA HUIDiploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences Director's Roll of Honour 2013Diploma with Merit 2013Academic Roll of Honour 2011 Merit Award 2011
"Never give up! Always look for alternative routes to your goal even if one route does not work out."
I told the interview panel how much I wanted to learn the skills of a physiotherapist, and how much I would enjoy putting the skills learnt to make a difference to the healthcare sector community. Most importantly, speak every word from the bottom of your heart.
I would like to thank my internship supervisor, Karen Koh for giving me the opportunity to work under her during my course of internship. I have learnt much under her and gained exposure to different aspects of being an allied health professional. I definitely would like to thank my parents for giving me the freedom of choosing my own career path.
CHNG YUAN YING JOHNATHANDiploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences
"Set your eyes upon your ultimate Goal and don't stop until you get there."
Never in my life would I expect myself to receive a scholarship, as I was someone who failed my N levels twice! However, I found joy in what I studied at RP and understood the application of my modules to everyday life. I would like to thank my parents for their constant encouragement despite failure. They have taught me to answer to myself whatever the turnout may be.
I would also like to thank Mr Darwin Jalil from Project Vaults Group Pte Ltd, Mr Arvin Leung from RockTape Singapore, Ms Agnes Lee from Myotherapy Centre for their support to my scholarship application. I would like to specially thank Ms Grace Ho, my facilitator and internship supervisor, for sparking an interest in Physiotherapy in me.
ONG WEI JUN DANDiploma in BiotechnologyAcademic Roll of Honour for 2010,2011 and 2012Diploma with Merit 2012Merit Award for 2010, 2011
"Follow your passion. Be confident, and be yourself."
Work hard and work smart. Use what you have learnt and the experience you got from school, apply them in your work and daily life.
My gratitude goes to all RP facilitators and fellow RP schoolmates, in teaching and making me a better person. They have turned this dream into reality.
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