Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Scholarship For Persons With Disabilities

Dickson was born legally blind with Leber’s congenital amaurosis, a rare degenerative disease that results in severe loss of vision.

Justin Kueh was diagnosed with profound hearing loss at a young age. Because of this, he relies on hearing aids and without them, Justin could hardly hear at all. He also has tinnitus, a constant phantom ringing in the ears which makes it hard for him to sleep at night, and distracts him in the day.

Justin receives the APB Foundation Scholarship from Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance and Education, and Mr Andy Hewson, Managing Director of Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore

Despite his condition, Justin has never faltered in the pursuit of his musical passion. His talent in music is evident as he clinched the GOLD award during the Singapore Youth Festival in 2013, and received a distinction in his grade 9 ABRSM exams for double bass. He also obtained a music elective scholarship from 2015 to 2016, and the SPD Youth Aspiration Award in 2018.

Justin performing on his double bass at the SPD Charity Show 2019


Justin is currently studying politics, law and economics at the Singapore Management University. Though his hearing loss makes learning an uphill task, his hard work paid off as he achieved a GPA of 3.71/4 which earned him a place on the Dean’s list. The 20-year-old aspires to advance social causes and contribute to the formulation of key policies for Singapore in the future, and the Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation Scholarship is supporting him in fulfilling his dream.

The APB Foundation Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities is a multi-disciplinary scholarship that recognises excellent academic results of students with physical, hearing, visual or speech impairment, as well as developmental disabilities, and enables them to complete their undergraduate studies at a recognised local university.

Application for this scholarship is open to all Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents who

  • are diagnosed with a permanent, physical, sensory or developmental disability,
  • have good GCE ‘A’ Level and/or Diploma results,
  • are applying for full-time first degree programme in local universities.


Complete the application form and send it back to us by 15 May 2019 along with scanned copies of these supporting documents:

  1. Photocopy of front and back of Identity Card
  2. Medical certification of disabilities
  3. Academic records and transcripts
  4. University enrollment letter
  5. Resume
  6. Records of personal achievements

For more questions, please contact us here.