By Iman Talia Zahiri Han-En (24S03E), Pan Haotian (24A01B)
“The ones who answer the call to serve must lead by example,” said then-President Halimah Yacob during this year’s President’s Scholarship Award Ceremony. The President’s Scholarship is considered Singapore’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship, awarded only to individuals who have “stood out among their cohort, demonstrating excellence in various pursuits”. Awardees are “dedicated to improving the lives of Singaporeans and exemplify the ethos of the Public Service”.
Raffles Press recently interviewed Mei Feifei (batch of 2022), one of this year’s President’s Scholars. Feifei is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Chicago.
Besides the long list of accomplishments to her name, Feifei radiates a palpable fervour and sense of self-sacrifice that drives her every step. Fueled by her determination to contribute to policy areas she is passionate about, Feifei has chosen to study Economics.“If you think about the public servant as someone who is responsible for Singapore’s economic and social growth, as well as preserving our environment, Economics stretches across all three domains,” she tells us. Read our full interview with Feifei below!Continue reading “Interview Feature: Mei Feifei, 2023 President’s Scholar”