Should Scholarships Be Awarded to Students Who Are Well Off ?

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I disagree to a large extent that scholarships should not be given to students who financially well off . Scholarship is often a some of money or other aid granted to a student due to merit in order for him to pursue his studies. If a student is financially well off, he or his family will have the ability to finance his education comfortably without any external help. Many scholars have been breaking their bonds with the companies that provided them with their scholarships in recent years. Many of these “bond-breakers” paid up their penalty when they terminated their bonds. This leads to many feeling that scholarships should not be given to students who are financially well off because they have the ability to finance the penalty. I believe that everyone should be given equal opportunities and also because scholarships are not only about the money but also the prestige that comes with it. However, I recognize the fact that there are many ungrateful students who do not deserve the scholarships.

I disagree those students who are wealthy to be deprived of a scholarship because firstly, everyone should be given a chance to be awarded a scholarship based on their ability. A student’s good performance should be recognized regardless of his financial background as it will be unfair if one qualifies for a scholarship based on merit but is deprived of it just because he is financially well off. Just like one of Singapore’s National Education message, we must uphold meritocracy and incorruptibility, which means everyone in this nation, should be given a level and fair playing field and anyone with the ability should be recognized. Thus, a scholarship should be awarded based on the applicant’s academic results as well as his achievements in other areas.

Secondly, scholarships allows the scholar to stand out in a group of applicants for a job which allows them to have a better job which eases the process of getting a job for himself. This also allows him to get more...
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