Ryde Education Merit Awards 2021 – Supporting Our Drivers Through Bursaries For Students
30 May 2021
by RYDE Technologies
Ryde believes in the importance of being involved in the local community and part of that stems from giving back to our drivers and their families.
In recognition of the drivers who spend most of their time away from their loved ones to serve our local community, Ryde is offering this Education Merit Award that will support our drivers in their children’s educational expenses.
In doing so, we hope to foster youths of tomorrow who have a passion for creating a sustainable future through technology and are game-changers who aspire to digitize and transform the cities we live in.
Rewards & Perks
Prize Recipients will be entitled to the following prizes (in correspondence to their educational level):
Number Of Recipients
Kindle Kids/Basic [SGD205]
AirPods Pro + iPadAir + Apple Pencil [SGD1,447] OR Macbook Air [SGD1,449]
In recognition of distinguished candidates, we would also be extending to five candidates (who were shortlisted) an Appreciation Award in the form of:
$150 Cash (Into Student Bank Account)
$150 RydeCoins (Student Account)
All candidates who receive and accept the award will also receive an acknowledgement certificate as the recipient of the award.
All approved Carpool, PDVL and TDVL Drivers of RYDE can apply.
Drivers must be self-employed and whose main source of income is and has been from self-employment.
Drivers with more than one child in the household meeting the credit criteria can apply.
Drivers have to be verified and active* drivers with RYDE at the time of application submission.
Drivers who have applied for the award in previous years can apply again.
*Active is defined as at least one trip taken on our platform in the last year (from time of application).
Full-time Student (Singaporean or PR).
Immediate family member (Parents, Legal Guardian or Siblings) meets the Driver eligibility criteria.
Open to students who possess:
Excellent academic results (REMA will be granted by merit of results from the year before).
Keen interest in the digital age and passion for exploring technology.
Outstanding co-curricular activities record (for consideration, optional).
As only previous year performance is taken into consideration, only students from Primary 2 to those who have just completed an undergraduate university program are eligible to apply. All education levels before and after this range will not be eligible.
All applicants, “the Candidate”, are required to agree to the following terms and conditions before proceeding. Candidates who are later found to be noncompliant with any of the terms stated will be deemed ineligible with immediate effect.
Ryde Education Merit Awards (REMA) is a merit based award that is based on the established eligibility criteria. Both driver-partners and the student applicant are to meet the eligibility requirements to be eligible for the award.
Applications are to be submitted to RYDE via the Google form provided.
Only completed applications accompanied by ALL required supporting documents will be considered.
Optional documentation will be considered but not be required for the Candidate.
The Candidate may be assessed according to the internal assessment criteria set.
The Candidate may be requested to submit additional documents and attend additional interviews upon shortlisting.
The Candidate may be required to provide proof of identification (e.g. Birth Certificate) to continue being considered for the award.
The Candidate that fails to produce the required proof of identification, will be deemed ineligible with immediate effect.
REMA application period will run from 1st June 2021, 0000 to 30th June 2021, 2359.
Appeals for application period extension:
with valid reasons, can be submitted to [email protected] with the subject title of “REMA Application Appeal – [Applicant Name]”.
that have been submitted will be reviewed and evaluated on a case by case basis.
are not guaranteed to be accepted applicants of the REMA.
The Candidates who are offered the REMA will receive a formal offer letter in which they must accept or reject within 7 days from the date of receiving. Failure to respond within the 7-day period may result in the REMA offer being withdrawn. The Candidate must respond within the stipulated time to be eligible for the prizes.
The receipt of this award is contingent on the Candidate allowing RYDE to publish their non-sensitive information such as their name and school for representative purposes.
Some examples of this information would include, but are not limited to, Full Name, School and Level of Student as well as a picture of the Candidate and or their driver applicant for publishing purposes.
A comprehensive list of requirements will be provided for the Candidate in the letter of offer.
The Candidate and their respective Driver representative, who apply for this award, agree to provide the information above for publication in the name of RYDE Technologies Pte. Ltd.
The award amount will only be credited to the bank account bearing the the Candidate’s name and is not transferable to any other accounts.
The Candidates, with the exception of students aged 13 and below, will be contacted directly by the team with the email and number provided in the application form based on their preference for point of contact as indicated.
Consent forms will be released for parental/guardian acknowledgement where appropriate.
Drivers whose child/sibling is aged 13 and below are required to have a point of contact.
RYDE discourages parental/guardian participation in the interview process so that the team may objectively assess the student performance.
However, RYDE will permit parents/guardians to sit in during the interview as an observer.
The decision of the RYDE Selection Panel for the RYDE Merit Award is final.
RYDE will not respond to enquiries or disputes on or in connection with the Selection Panel’s decisions.
RYDE reserves the right not to disclose the reasons for approving or rejecting any application, and to reject any incomplete or inaccurate application.
RYDE reserves the right to amend any of the terms and conditions above at any time without prior notice. In the event that any changes are made, the revised terms and conditions shall be posted on this website immediately. Please check the latest information posted herein to inform yourself of any changes.