We would like to congratulate Poh Yong Han who is currently reading an MA in Southeast Asian Studies for being awarded the 2021 Singapore Rhodes Scholarship. She graduated with an A.B. Degree in Social Anthropology and East Asian Studies from Harvard University in May 2020, with a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration and Rights. She will be pursuing a DPhil in Anthropology at the University of Oxford, matriculating in October 2021.
About the Rhodes Scholarship
The Rhodes Scholarship is an international scholarship programme established at Oxford University in 1903, which aims to select creative young leaders with a commitment to serving others. Singapore resumed the conferment of one Singapore Rhodes Scholar per year since 2018, after a 14-year hiatus. The Rhodes Scholarship for Singapore is funded in partnership with APS Asset Management Singapore (see attached Jan18 press release1). The Singapore Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee is chaired by former Head of the Civil Service Mr Peter Ho, and comprises former Rhodes Scholars and eminent Singaporeans. The Rhodes National Secretary for Singapore is Professor Andrew Wee of the National University of Singapore, a Singapore Rhodes Scholar (1987) himself.