The Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship to Encourage Upgrading (LKY-STEP) Award was established from donations received from Mr Lee Kuan Yew through the sale proceeds of autographed editions of Volume 2 of his Memoirs. The objective of the award is to encourage lifelong learning and will be offered to outstanding polytechnic graduates pursuing full-time undergraduate degree programmes at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Technology & Design(SUTD), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) or Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).
• Open to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents.
• Possess outstanding Diploma (preferably Diploma with Merit) awarded by a Polytechnic in Singapore or SIT (Poly-FSI) qualifications.
• Excellent co-curricular records.
• Strong leadership qualities and potential.