Why we wrote the Singapore Scholarship Guide: The $500,000 Decision

We’ll make this point clear upfront: The $500,000 Decision isn’t about gaming the system.

If you’re only interested in finding out how to bag a scholarship, this book isn’t for you.

This book won’t instruct you on how to write more impressive application essays or perform better at interviews. There are plenty of guides out there that cover these topics in depth.

In contrast, the advice we’ll provide you with in The $500,000 Decision will help you decide if you should even be applying for a scholarship at all.

Don’t get us wrong; we’re not saying that scholarships are bad or that nobody should apply for one. We’re not out to bash scholarships or the scholarship system.

After all, it’s possible that a scholarship might serve as a launching pad for you to enjoy many wonderful experiences and a rewarding career.

But we do know many scholars who wish they’d had more information and a more holistic perspective before they signed that $500,000 contract.

That’s where we come in.

All three of us co-authors took scholarships. One is currently serving his bond (Daniel), one broke her bond (Ailian), and one has finished serving his bond and is continuing in his job (Chin Lum).

With this diversity of experience, we’ll attempt to present you with a balanced view.

We trust that by sharing our thoughts and insights with you, you’ll be better equipped to make the right decision, whatever that decision might be.