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Education Trust Fund School Assistance Scheme (ETF-SAS)

Introduction
ETF School Assistance Scheme is a one-off education subsidy provided for Malay/Muslims students from low income families who are attending MENDAKI-funded tuition programmes.  It aims to complement existing assistance schemes provided at the national level such as MOE-Financial Assistance Scheme.

Type of subsidy
With effect from January 2020, ETF-SAS will be in the form of vouchers and transport credit. The value of the vouchers and transport credit is as follows.

Primary Level: Secondary Level:
$200 $250

Eligibility Criteria

  1. All Malay/Muslim students from Primary 1 to Secondary 5. Students must register for MENDAKI Tuition Scheme/Collaborative Tuition Programme or MENDAKI-funded community tuition programmes to qualify for ETF-SAS.
  2. Monthly Household Income of up to $1800 (nett) or Per Capita Income of $450 and below. Students who benefit from MOE-FAS may apply.

Application
Students may apply for ETF during MTS Registration Exercise.  Application closes on 31 January 2020. Click here for details.

To apply, please prepare the following documents:

  • Recent MOE-FAS approved letter OR
  • Income documents of household members [eg payslips (last 3 months)], IRAS Notice of Assessment or CPF Contribution Statement (last 3 months)
  • Copies of NRIC/BC of household members
  • Marriage/Divorce/Death certificates AND
  • Bank account details and copy of first page of bank book/statement

Processing

  • ETF Secretariat will process and consider all applications
  • Applications take between 2 and 4 weeks to process provided all necessary documents have been submitted.
  • ETF Secretariat reserves the right to :
    • Reject application which does not meet the eligibility criteria and/or is incomplete.
    • Request for additional supporting documents

Disbursement
Disbursement of ETF-SAS will be carried in two parts (table below). Only students who obtained at least 85% attendance in MTS/CTP will qualify for the 2nd disbursement.

Level/Quantum Primary ($200) Secondary ($250)
1st Disbursement (January) Popular Voucher – $50
Transport Credit – $50
Popular Voucher – $80
Transport Credit – $50
2nd Disbursement  (June)
(Subject to attaining 85% of attendance in MTS/CTP)
Popular Voucher – $50
Transport Credit – $50
Popular Voucher – $70
Transport Credit – $50

Students are encouraged to utilise ETF-SAS for purchase of education resources to supplement their learning needs in school such as assessment books. The transport credit of $10/month will enable students to travel for tuition regularly.

Please contact 65512830 or email mts@mendaki.org.sg for further enquiries.

If you would like to donate to Education Trust Fund and support our kids’ education, click here.

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