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Viriya social work fieldwork education support fund (fes)

The Viriya Social Work Fieldwork Education Support Fund (FES) supports the education of social work students pursuing a diploma or degree in social work. The funds will be used as a fieldwork education support fund to support social work students who face financial challenges during their fieldwork education placement required as part of their coursework.

The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has caused financial strains for some students and their families. Viriya FES will provide interim assistance to support the students in their education such that they can focus on their learning and competency building during their fieldwork placement.

The Viriya FES demonstrates Viriya Community Services’ commitment to professional development and growth of the social service sector.

Eligibility:
  1. Students aged 24 and below
  2. Enrolled in a diploma or undergraduate course in social work recognised by the skills framework jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)Workforce Singapore (WSG), the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), and National Council of Social Service (NCSS).
  3. Monthly household per capita income of $1,000 and below ormeet eligibility criteria for Ministry of Education (MOE) Higher Education Community Bursary for Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL).
  4. Accepted for fieldwork education placement recognised by the IHLs where they are pursuing their social work education.
Terms and conditions

As part of the terms and conditions of the fund, successful applicants are required to contribute back to the community through creating or participating in projects with Viriya Community Services.

Quantum:

Successful applicants will be supported as below:

Diploma course:
1. $800 per year 2 placement
2. $1,200 per year 3 placement

Undergraduate course:
1. $1,600 per placement

Interested applicants will have to fill up the application form and email the completed form with the following supporting documents* to contact@viriya.org.sg

*Required supporting documents:
  1. Soft copies of front and back of student NRIC and IHL issued student pass
  2. Household income documents
  3. Supporting document of student’s fieldwork education placement

Download application form: Viriya-Fieldwork-Education-Support-Fund-Application-Form-01122021.