Top Award Winners

Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal

The Lee Kuan Yew Awards for ITE students were instituted in 1999 through the sale proceeds of the special edition of the memoirs of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, entitled, “The Singapore Story”.  A sum of $555,000 was donated to ITE for the establishment of the awards.

The Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medals for ITE students are aimed at promoting technical education by giving greater recognition to the achievements of ITE students and trainees.

Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medals are awarded to the top graduates from ITE College Central, ITE College East and ITE College West who have excelled in their course of study and co-curricular activities, and made contributions to an enriching College life.

Tay Eng Soon Gold Medal

The Tay Eng Soon Scholarship Fund was established in November 1993, in honour of the late Dr Tay Eng Soon.  Dr Tay Eng Soon was the Chairman of ITE (and the former Vocational & Industrial Training Board) and Minister-in-Charge of technical and polytechnic education from 1981 to 1993.

One of the objectives of the Fund is to provide medals and/or prizes to ITE students.

Tay Eng Soon Gold Medals are awarded to the top graduates from ITE College Central, ITE College East and ITE College West who have achieved excellent course performance, participated actively in co-curricular activities and contributed to the well-being and development of their College.

The Ngee Ann Kongsi Gold Medal


The Ngee Ann Kongsi Gold Medals are awarded to the top graduates from ITE College Central, ITE College East and ITE College West, for their outstanding course performance, active participation in co-curricular activities and contributions to the Colleges.

The gold medals, first presented in 2018, are funded by The Ngee Ann Kongsi, a foundation that is actively involved in educational, cultural and welfare activities in Singapore. Kongsi has evolved to become a significant contributor towards the enrichment of Singapore society.

e2i Gold Medal

The objectives of the e2i Gold Medal are to promote lifelong learning among adult learners to increase their employability, and to motivate and give recognition to Continuing Education & Training (CET) graduates for their upgrading efforts and achievements. The e2i Gold Medal is sponsored by e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) which helps working people grow their skills and career through career coaching, developing better skills and job matching.

IES Engineering Award

The IES Engineering Award is awarded to a top ITE graduate for outstanding performance in an Engineering course and contributions in Engineering related projects and activities.

The IES Engineering Award is sponsored by the Institution of Engineers Singapore.

Tay Eng Soon Scholarship Award

The Tay Eng Soon Scholarship (TESS) award is presented to outstanding ITE graduates who have performed well academically and attained good co-curricular activity records. The TESS is open to ITE graduates pursuing a full-time Diploma course in ITE or the polytechnics. Selection for this award is based on merit. 

It is funded by the TESS Fund which was established in 1993 from donations received from companies, individuals and staff of ITE, Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic, in memory of the late Dr Tay Eng Soon, former Chairman of ITE and Minister-in-Charge of polytechnic and technical education from 1981 to 1993.

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