Needy Student Fund

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The Needy Student Fund (Student Pocket Money Scheme and Student Emergency Money Scheme) helps students from low-income families sustain their daily expenses and tide over financial difficulties or emergency situations (e.g. loss of main breadwinner in the family, hospitalisation, major illness, death, accidents, etc.).

Student Pocket Money Scheme (SPMS)


SPMS assists students from low-income families who find it a challenge to sustain their daily living expenses such as food, transport and other incidental expenses. 

Amount

  • $150/month (up to a max of 6 months per academic year)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Singapore Citizens/ Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Full-time student of RP
  • Per Capita Income ≤ $450 or Gross Household Income ≤ $1,800



Student Emergency Money Scheme (SEMS)


SEMS provides compassionate assistance to students in emergency situations such as death and/or hospitalisation of immediate family members, etc.

Amount

  • $1,000

    *Note: A needy student can benefit from this scheme only once per academic year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time student of RP
  • Per Capita Income ≤ $450 or Gross Household Income ≤ $1,800
  • Recent financial crisis/ emergency situation (e.g. death, major illness or accident of the immediate family member within 6 months etc.)