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Education Trust Fund


The Education Trust Fund (ETF) was initiated in 2002 to provide financial assistance to children from low-income Malay/Muslim families. Supported by Yayasan MENDAKI as the administrator, the ETF and other donations have given out more than $22 million and assisted over 91,000 students since its inception. 

The ETF provides subsidies and financial assistance to low income families for their educational needs from pre-school level to Institute of Technical Education (ITE). The ETF has also been extended to include students from niche and vocational schools such as the NUS High School, Spectra and Crest Secondary. On average, the ETF supports 10,000 students annually through its various schemes with an expenditure of $2.3 million yearly. 

Schemes under ETF:

S/ N. ETF Schemes Details
1 ETF Pre-school Subsidy
Introduced in 2003
  • Financial assistance for pre-school education to Malay/Muslim in cases where existing financial assistance schemes are unable to provide or the amount provided by existing schemes are insufficient.
2 ETF School Assistance Scheme
Introduced in 2005
  • Financial assistance for children in primary and secondary school. 
  • They will receive $200 and $250 vouchers respectively for them to purchase textbooks, assessment books and stationery. 
  • From 2009, a joint scheme was formed for MENDAKI beneficiaries where upon approval of ETF application, their MENDAKI tuition fees (MTS/CTP) will be waived.
3 ETF School Assistance Scheme (Vocational and Niche Schools)
Introduced in 2011
  • Financial assistance to students who are studying in vocational and niche schools. Vocational schools include Assumption Pathway, Northlight School, Spectra and Crest Secondary. Niche schools supported are SOTA, NUS High, Sports School and SST. Each student will receive a bursary of $250.00.
4 Aziz-Merchant Bursary
Introduced in 2007
  • The bursary is to encourage students to do well and complete their studies. 
  • Assists student’s incidental costs such as buying assessment books, school field trips, tuition fees, reading books and etc. Selected students will receive $500 each.
5 ETF-ITE Start-up Cost
Introduced in 2010
  • This scheme provides assistance for Year 1 students in the purchase of materials for school purposes. Assistance is one-off and dependent on the course of study.
6 ETF-Big Heart Student Care Subsidy
Introduced in 2016
  • This scheme provides additional assistance for Malay/Muslim students enrolled in Big Heart Student Care Centres (BHSCC).

Cheques are to be made payable to "EDUCATION TRUST FUND". Please complete the attached form and fill in your particulars. Click here to download form.

Please send the cheque to:
51 Kee Sun Avenue
Singapore 457056 

Click here to download Giro Form. 

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