The ‘Dr.Balaji Sadasivan Scholarship Award’ is a scholarship scheme in honour of Dr.Balaji Sadasivan, the past President of SINDA. It will be awarded to deserving Social Work Undergraduates and Postgraduates enabling them to pursue social work as a professional discipline of study. This scholarship award aims to assist undergraduate students with course fees to pursue Social Work and Counselling program at the following Universities listed below.



Value of Award

This award will support up to 3 students with the study award of $5000 for each student.



Bond periods will vary on the period of study.

Before Graduation, during course of study After Graduation
To complete 20 days of internships with SINDA* (During semester holidays)

(10 days during Semester 1 holidays and 10 days during Semester 2 holidays)

1 year bond with SINDA * (Mandatory service period)
*SINDA reserves all rights to transfer student to another organization deemed fit, in the event should SINDA have no vacancy for that period in time.


  • The scholarship is only tenable for the specific period of study. Should the student decide to drop out, or defer, the Scholarship will be voided and the student has to re-pay the quantum of Scholarship.
  • Processing time takes about 3– 4 weeks.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the interview dates with SINDA.
  • Only successful candidates will be informed of the outcome by SINDA.
  • All scholarships are subject to approval.



In order to be eligible for the scholarship award, applicants must:

  • Be a  Singapore Citizen.
  • Be either Indian or have one parent belonging to an Indian sub-ethnic group.
  • Be in the 2nd, 3rd or Honours year of study, with good academic results.
  • (1st year students will be considered based on previous education qualifications and grades)
  • Have a strong passion to continue a career in the community and social service sector.
  • Have no other scholarships awarded.
  • Be enrolled in one of the following courses:
University Programs
National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Social Work
  • Graduate Diploma in Social Work
  • Master of Social Sciences in Social Work
Singapore Institute of Management University (UniSIM)
  • Bachelor Of Social Work
  • Graduate Diploma And Master of Social Work
  • Master of Counselling
  • Bachelor of Counselling
Jamescook University
  • Master of Guidance And Counselling
Nanyang Technological University (NIE/NTU)
  • Master of Arts (Counselling and Guidance)


Note: Other courses recognised by ‘Singapore Association of Social Workers’ and ‘Singapore Association of Counselling’ will also be considered.



Send completed form together with necessary documents indicated in the application form to the address below.

Ms Ganga
SIET (Scholarships)
1 Beatty Road
Singapore 209943

Call : 62962855 (Ms Ganga)
E-mail : scholarships@sinda.org.sg