Four EEE students, Adinda Ayu Savitri (Diploma in Computer Engineering), Ong Yong Lin (Diploma in Engineering with Business), M Sabareesh Nair (Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering) and Nim Jin Xiang (Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering) bagged the Motorola Scholarships for AY 2010/11.
Besides doing well academically with a GPA score of above 3.85, all four made it to the Director’s Honours List for 2009/10. They showed that besides studying, they were also involved in CCAs.
From left: Nim Jin Xiang, M Sabareesh Nair, Adinda Ayu Savitri, Ong Yong Lin
Adinda, leader of the SEEE debating team was the overall best speaker of the SP contingent at NTU Pro-Am, Inter-Polytechnic and SMU British Parliamentary Inter-Varsity Debating Championship in 2009. She was also the 4th Best Speaker at the Inter-Polytechnic Debating Championship in the same year. She took on the role of group leader for Project Hy Vong - a service learning SP-organized project in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam in collaboration with Mercy Relief.
Jin Xiang participated in the SP Overseas Community Service Project in the Philippines in 2010. He was the team leader of the Lego Robotics and PC maintenance workshops held during this project. He was also involved in organizing a cultural show. Jin Xiang volunteers regularly at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and Ang Mo Kio Family Service Centre.
Also on the SP Overseas Community Service Project for 2010 was Yong Lin. He also served as a member for the Finance Standing Sub-committee of SP’s student union. He is also the President of Alumni Executive Committee of his alma mater, Riverside Secondary School.
Sabareesh, President of SP Ambassadorial Relations Corps (SPARC) was also the organizing chairman for the combined leadership camp with SPARC, SP Comperes and SP Photography Club. He headed the Logistics committee for the organization of Charity Magic Show (H.E.A.L) in collaboration with the Singapore Cancer Society to raise funds for needy cancer patients. Since January 2010, he has been a youth volunteer at Kallang Community Club's Indian Activity Executive Club.
Said Yong Lin, “I would like to thank Motorola for the scholarship. It not only provides me with monetary benefits but also motivates me to contribute back to the society. I am currently working with a group to publish a children’s book and all sales from it will be donated to a charity.”
Sabareesh added, “Since young I was always fascinated about how technology has changed our lives. I would like to be a part of it in the future and thank Motorola for offering me this award”.
The Motorola scholarships, worth $2500 per award, come without a bond. The recipients have an edge when seeking employment with Motorola as their achievements are recognized by Motorola as they are included in the company's Talent Search Database.