The Philip Yeo Young Scholars Award

Being a student at Oodles Learning is not just about scoring A/A*. Our students are nurtured beyond academic performance. We believe that for them to scale to greater altitude they will need to be instilled the right attitude and develop quality attributes in the way they learn and live life.

The Philip Yeo (PY) Young Scholars Award, which is exclusively designed for Oodles Learning is an annual award administered by Economic Development Innovation Singapore (EDIS) to recognize our students for their exemplary performance holistically and encourage them to pursue great heights in all their endeavors.

The Patron, Mr Philip Yeo (Chairman of EDIS) is known for championing people development and education in Singapore having created scholarship programs in the organizations he helmed. This includes the Economic Development Board and A*STAR where he produced about 2000 scholars in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). After developing generations of leaders in his over 40 years of public service, Philip Yeo continues to do what he does best – invest in the development of people and talent – through the PY Young Scholars Award.

As a final boost of motivation before our students move on to the next phase of their education life, one P6 student across our 11 Oodles Learning centres island-wide gets a chance to receive this prestigious award annually. The recipient of this award must show commendable attributes of perseverance, discipline and humility on top of his excellent academic performance.

Inspiring our students to develop “The Right Attitude to Scale Great Altitude” to make a difference at a greater level is the goal for Oodles Learning because Scholars to us represent more than academic performance.

The Categories & Criteria

Top 11 Candidates

On top of their academic performance, shortlisted students are selected for demonstrating exemplary conduct in the classroom and consistently displaying a positive learning attitude. The Centre Manager and Coaches are actively looking for attributes of determination, discipline, humility, respect and compassion in our students.

Top 3 Finalists

Each candidate will be attending an interview session with the Oodles Learning Management. The interviewers will evaluate and identify the right qualities and attitude that distinctly qualifies the candidate into the Top 3 Finalists Category.

The Scholar

The Scholar will be selected by our patron, Mr Philip Yeo based on all the criteria from the 2 categories and the candidate’s performance in the PSLE.


Philip Yeo Young Scholars Award 2019 - The Final 3

Philip Yeo Young Scholar 2019

Zeaus Koh
Oodles Learning Bukit Timah

Runner Up

Alexis Ng
Oodles Learning Marine Parade

Runner Up

Saathvika Hari Gopal
Oodles Learning Hougang

Mr Philip Yeo, together with the Top 3 finalists of the Philip Yeo Young Scholars Award and their family members

Meet Our Top 10 Candidates

Alexis Ng Wai Hsuen
CHIJ (Katong) Primary School
Oodles Learning Marine Parade

Issac Lim Sze-Yuan
Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)
Oodles Learning Upper Thomson

Mo Zu Hao
Radin Mas Primary School
Oodles Learning Redhill

Morgan Lim Mo En
Yumin Primary School
Oodles Learning Tampines

Saathvika Hari Gopal
Yio Chu Kang Primary School
Oodles Learning Hougang

Sarah Seow Hui Yan
Henry Park Primary School
Oodles Learning Clementi

Sujay Nannapaneni
Greendale Primary School
Oodles Learning Punggol

Tan Yue Shan
Princess Elizabeth Primary School
Oodles Learning Jurong East

Violet Yeo Zi Hui
Chongfu School
Oodles Learning Sembawang

Zeaus Koh Jin Rui
Nanyang Primary School
Oodles Learning Bukit Timah

The Timeline

Happening When
Official launch of the Philip Yeo Young Scholars Award July 2020
Start of Search for Top 11 Candidates August 2020
Announcement of Top 11 Candidates September 2020
Interview Session for Top 11 Candidates October 2020
Announcement of Top 3 Finalists November 2020
Award Ceremony November 2020


1. How many recipients are there for this award?

There are 3 categories of recognition altogether. 

Top 10 Category: 1 Candidate per centre
Top 3 Category: Shortlisted from the Top 10
The Scholar: Selected from the Top 3

2. Who are the judges for each category?
3. Is there a bond for the award?
4. Is this award open to Singaporeans only?
5. Must all students participate in this initiative?
6. Who can I contact for more information?
7. How and when can a student apply for the award?
8. What are the criteria that qualifies a student to be considered for the award?
9. What are the documents that are required once a student is shortlisted?
10. How does a student know if he has been nominated?

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