On 11 October 2012, two FASS students received the inaugural Prime Minister Social Service Awards at the National Council of Social Services’ (NCSS) 20th anniversary held at the Holiday Inn Atrium. Both from the Department of Social Work, Sarah Pyne Pennefather is a Second Year student and Muhammad Fareez Bin Mohd Fahmy is doing his Masters degree.
The Prime Minister’s Social Service Award was launched in 2012 and aims to encourage more Singaporeans to choose careers in social service. Besides outstanding academic achievements, the recipient should demonstrate exemplary passion and drive to tackle social problems and improve the lives of the disadvantaged. This award is worth $10,000 and would go towards defraying expenses incurred for research and project work that scholars undertake during the course of study.