Application for the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund 2018

Dear Students (Sec 1 to Sec 3),

We are pleased to inform you that applications for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) is open from now till 21 July 2017.   This is for students who are continuing with their studies in SST for next year (2018).  

The STSPMF is a community project initiated by The Straits Times, to provide pocket money to school-going children from low-income families. The children can use this money for school-related expenses such as a recess meal or their bus fares. 


Eligibility Criteria

Students have to meet the following criteria:
a. Student is a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR); and
b. Family is living in a 4-room HDB flat or smaller; and
c. Family has a Gross per capita income (PCI) of $625/ month or less; and
d. Student is receiving full-time formal education at a mainstream primary/secondary school/Junior College/ Centralised Institute (including specialised independent school); and
e. Is not concurrently receiving school pocket money or other similar monthly school pocket money schemes. Students receiving the MOE Independent School Bursary may apply.  
f.  Is currently *NOT receiving STSPMF and has not been a STSPMF beneficiary for 24 months for the whole schooling years of primary and secondary school and 48 months for post-secondary school. [Note: *This does not refer to students who are currently receiving the fund through your school and wish to continue receiving the fund, subject to their eligibility].

Benefits
Students supported by the STSPMF will be able to receive $95 per month (secondary school students) for a maximum of 24 months (starting Jan 2018 onwards).  

Application Procedures and Submission 
Students who meet the eligibility criteria may apply.  Application forms are available from the SST General Office. Completed application forms, together with the relevant supporting documents, must be submitted to the SST General Office by 21 July 2017.  Successful applicants will be notified through the school in Dec 2017.