Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore (PSS)
Lastly, PSS Council would like express our appreciation to WPPF for inviting our
members and Singapore pharmacists to apply for the WPPF/FIP Overseas Travel
Scholarships. We fielded 2 applications and hoped that other countries would have
similarly responded and applied enthusiastically.
However, we learned with profound regrets that the scholarships weren’t awarded
on the basis of merits; instead they were decided with the need to support specific
countries for their applicants to travel and attend the FIP Congress in Beijing.
We are not disappointed for not being awarded the scholarship, but we are deeply
concerned that the prestige and competitive spirit of a “scholarships” have been
redefined, and that could seriously undermine the competitiveness and spirit of
transparency, thereby eroding the leadership and developmental quality of our
Our sincere wish is such awards, if need to be continued the way it was, must be
renamed to a travel bursaries or some other name that better befits their intention