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Being the first social enterprise in Singapore to advocate design for good, Make The Change (MTC) is the central marketplace for creative services supporting the social sector. In a nutshell, we engage the creative communities to provide creative support to social sector organisations to fulfill their missions. We also started Design For Good, a nation-wide initiative that aims to empower individuals to apply cross-disciplinary design for social good.

MTC received the Social Enterprise Start-Up of the Year commendation award in the 2015 President's Challenge - Social Enterprise.

Design For Good (DFG) scholars definitely walk in the light of creative altruism. Armed with an ardent purpose to touch lives and confront existing parameters, they scale new heights by anticipating opportunity in every challenge. 


Bearing that as the leading objective, DFG aims to nurture spirited youths to be committed in creating sustainable social good. The only requirement DFG sets for its awardees is for them to contribute their knowledge, skills and talents back to the community during the course of study. 

The DFG Scholarship supports its scholar’s study for a full-time Professional Diploma in Advertising and Design. Other than subsidising half of the academic course fees in M.A.D. School , the scholarship also grants its recipient direct entry into M.A.D. School’s mentorship programme, exclusive talks, outreach events and Industry Orientation Programmes (IOP). In addition, the recipient also has priority for overseas immersion programmes and participate in the famed D&AD and Crowbar Awards competition.

As aforementioned, the DFG Scholarship programme attunes scholars to design for good. For heightened exposure into the landscape of socio-creative services today, full-time students will be giving back to the community through an internship programme under Make The Change (MTC) or their affiliated partners during the course of study.

Eligible Applicants


The DFG Scholarship is only open to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PR). Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and possess GCE 'N' level with minimum 3 credits (C6) or equivalent.


Eligible applicants will be assessed based on the following criteria (not in order of importance):


  1. Applicant’s academic records

  2. Applicant’s participation in Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)

  3. Applicant’s leadership qualities and potential with interest in Design For Good (DFG) and Make The Change (MTC)

  4. Portfolio/showcase of social entrepreneurial initiatives (if any)

  5. Other factors being equal, the financial background of the applicant


Due to the limited number of scholarships available, only shortlisted candidates will be notified for an interview.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should prepare the following documents (where applicable) and email them to along with the subject title “Design For Good (DFG) Scholarship Application 2016”.

  1. Completed application form

  2. Photocopy of applicant’s NRIC (front and back)

  3. Certificate(s), transcript(s) or results slip(s) of highest qualification(s) obtained

  4. CCA records (Including Community Involvement Programme (CIP) certificate, if applicable)

  5. Testimonial(s) / Certificate(s) for industrial / professional attachment(s)

  6. Short, original and creative video clip introducing applicant and the reason why he/she should be selected for the DFG scholarship

  7. Any other documents to support application

Terms and Conditions

  1. Scholarship recipients are still required to make payment for course registration (SGD650)

  2. Academic performance will be reviewed every trimester. Recipient is required to maintain a minimum grade point or a penalty will be incurred

  3. Scholarship recipient is to assist in any talks, events or any projects when necessary and called upon to do so

  4. Should the scholarship recipient decide to terminate or withdraw before completion of the diploma, the scholarship must be compensated in full to MTC.

Scholarship Partners:

In Collaboration:

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