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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.

With the heightened needs, especially in the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 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 Criteria:

  • Students aged 24 and below
  • 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).
  • Monthly household per capita income of $1,000 or below or meet eligibility criteria for Ministry of Education (MOE) Higher Education Community Bursary for Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL).
  • Accepted for fieldwork education placement recognised by the IHLs where they are pursuing their social work education.

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

As part of the terms and conditions of the fund, successful applicants would be required to do a complete a service-learning project through one of the following means:

  1. Support a sectorial project
  2. Present their reflection and learning during the inaugural Singapore Social Work Fieldwork Conference in December 2020

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 are as below:

  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 HERE.