FASS Student Leadership Award

Individual | Group (Click to download application form)


The introduction of the FASS Student Leadership Award (FSLA) commemorates the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences’ 85th Anniversary in 2014. The FSLA recognises student leaders beyond academic excellence, and aims to reward students who demonstrate student leadership, foster experiential learning, and enhance outreach activities within FASS and the wider community.

NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan identified the importance of cultivating students with “i-NUS qualities” during his State of the University Address in 2013. Inquisitiveness, Imagination, Initiative, Inner resilience, Inclusiveness and Integrity are some of the qualities that the FSLA recognises in its student leaders – individuals who can serve as role models for their peers and also as future alumni ambassadors for the Faculty.

The FSLA was launched in AY2014/2015 and will be awarded each academic year, with values of $300 or $500 for each individual or group respectively. In 2016, a total of 5 individual awards and 5 group awards were given out.


Application Period
1 June – 3 July 2017

Award winners will be notified in August 2017.


Application process
Nominations are to be submitted by the Society, the Society Advisor, or Faculty Member. Self-nominations are also accepted.

Please send the completed Nomination Form (Individual or Group) along with the supporting documents by e-mail or hardcopy to:          

Ms Lynn Seah
Manager (Student Support)
FASS Dean’s Office, National University of Singapore
5 Arts Link, Level 5 (AS7) Shaw Foundation Building
Singapore 117570


Supporting Documents

  1. A write-up of the project in no more than 400 words, mentioning the following pointers (where applicable): 
  • Background and overview of Project – aims and objectives, innovation, collaboration with other groups, etc.
  • Self-reflection on your/the group’s leadership abilities and relationship management skills, etc.
  • Impact of the Project on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and/or Community
  • Challenges faced and how you/your group overcame them
  • Possibilities for further development and continuity
  1. Supporting documents to substantiate the points made in the write-up where relevant (emails, feedback, publicity materials, registration lists, programme booklets, event photos, etc.)
  1. A Letter of Recommendation not exceeding one page describing leadership potential, impact of the Project and other relevant information with specific reference to nominee’s project or initiative.


Assessment Criteria
Individual assessment criteria
Group assessment criteria


General Eligibility Criteria
The award is open to all full-time Undergraduate and Graduate FASS students and recognised FASS student groups and societies. Click here for more information on eligibility criteria.

Previous Winners of the FASS Student Leadership Award

Winners of the 2015 FSLA at the Student Awards Ceremony
Winners of the 2015 FSLA at the Student Awards Ceremony

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore

  • Add: The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 5
  • 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
  • Tel: +65 6516 6133
  • Email: fashelp@nus.edu.sg
  • Fax: +65 6777 0751
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