How are outstanding students recognised in SP?

Various awards in the form of cash prizes and/or medals are given annually to outstanding graduands at the Graduation Ceremony.

Students can login to the Student Portal to find out if they have won any awards.

The top students from graduating diploma courses will be short-listed and interviewed for the following top awards:

  • Lee Kuan Yew Award
    • The Lee Kuan Yew Awards are presented to the three top graduates from the technology or computer related courses at each of the Polytechnics.
    • This award was presented for the first time in 1993 by the then Senior Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who had donated the honorarium received from one of his speaking engagements overseas.
  • Toh Chin Chye Gold Medal
  • Low Guan Onn Gold Medal
  • Chua Chor Teck Gold Medal
  • Tan Kay Yong Gold Medal

Outstanding students, who are also graduates of the Institute of Technical Education, will also be nominated and interviewed for the Tay Eng Soon Gold Medal.

When and how can students find out that they have won award(s)?

The names of Diploma with Merit (DWM) awardees and all prize winners for Academic Year 2014/2015 will be published in the Student Portal from 13 April 2015.

For past years' records, students may log in to the Student Portal to enquire if they have won any awards.

What are the eligibility and selection criteria to qualify for the award of Diploma With Merit?

The selection for the award of Diploma With Merit (DWM) is based on a graduand's overall course grades i.e. his/her performance throughout his/her entire course of study.

The Diploma with Merit is generally awarded to not more than the top 10% of final year students* of each graduating course cohort *(i.e. with effect from AY2005).

A student must satisfy all the following conditions::

  • Achieved a minimum cumulative GPA score of 3.0 points (if GPA is applicable);
  • Passed all modules at the first attempt in each stage of the course. (A student who does not satisfy this condition because he was on long medical leave or other reasons acceptable by the Examinations Board, may be granted a waiver of this condition);
  • Must have good conduct, be of good character and uphold SP CORE values;
  • Must not be previously removed from the same (or equivalent) course from any polytechnic in Singapore.  However, this does not apply if he had been admitted to the current course based on an additional qualification (eg ITE qualification) which was acquired after being removed.

What is the criteria for the Award of Gold and Silver Medal?

The Gold and Silver medallists for each course are selected from the DWM list of graduands based on all-round achievement that includes overall academic performance, CCA, other contributions and attributes possessed.




Director's Honour Roll

The selection for the award of Director’s Honour Roll is based on a graduand's course grades for the particular year of assessment. The Director’s Honour Roll is generally awarded to not more than the top 10% of students of each cohort.

A student must satisfy the same conditions as spelt out above for the Diploma With Merit.

Students should refer to their respective Schools for more information (if applicable).



Happy faces of some of our past award winners