NICA U-Care Education Awards aims to motivate NICA members' school-going children to excel in their studies. 

Application is now open! From 20 January 2021 - 12 February 2021

Quantum For Education Grant
  1. Primary 2 to Primary 6             $100
  2. Secondary                                $200
  3. Special Education                     $200

Eligibility Criteria
  1. You must be an existing NICA member:
  1. With minimum of 6 months* continuous paid-up union membership during application period.
  2. Maintain continuous paid-up membership until you receive the award.

*if you were a General Branch Union Member previously and had requested a transfer of NICA, you still qualify.

      2. Your child/children:

  1. Must be studying* in Singapore: either in Government/Government-Aided/Independent Schools or MOE-registered Special Education Schools in 2020 and 2021.
  2. Must not receive or apply for Scholarship or Bursary awards from any other organisations including Government Education Scheme using results from academic year 2020.

*Not eligible for the education awards: Graduating students. They can apply if they are continuing/resuming studies in 2021. 

      3. Total Monthly Gross Household Income (GHI)* must be less than $3,400 or monthly Per Capita Income (PCI) of less than $850.

      4. Your child/children must achieve a passing grade for the overall aggregate and must not be a retained student.

      5. A maximum of 1 child per family may apply. If member has 2 or more children, NICA will assess and award to one of the children who meet the criteria.

*Gross income is defined as all income derived from employment/business. Inclusive of overtime and allowances.​

How To Apply
  1. Fill up the online form here:
  2. Email your supporting documents to


As your supporting documents contain personal data, you are encouraged to save them in a zipped folder and password-protect the folder. Do remember to send us the password to access the folder.​

Required Supporting Documents
  1. Your child/children's Birth Certificate(s)*
    *For birth certificate(s) not issued from Singapore, please submit Certificate of Singapore Citizenship / Re-entry Permit and Student Pass.
  2. Your child/children's Result Slip(s)
    Full Year Examination Results, Certificates and Transcripts or Slips for Academic Year 2020 (All results slip/transcript MUST bear the school logo. Results slip without the school logo will not be accepted).
  3. Income Documents of Member and Working Family Members in the Same Household
  1. For Salaried Employees

       • Latest payslip (within 3 months from the date of application) includes irregular overtime and/or allowances OR

       • Employment letter with company's letterhead/stamp (stating gross monthly income, including irregular overtime and/or allowance) OR

       • CPF Statement (Contribution History) for the past 3 months from the date of application​

      b. For Self-Employed, Part timers or Casual Workers

       CPF Statement (Contribution History) for the past 3 months from the date of application OR

       Notice of Assessment from IRAS (Year of Assessment 2020)

      c. For Housewives, Unemployed or Retirees

       CPF Statement (Contribution History) for the past 3 months from the date of application. If no CPF contribution, a written letter from CPF Board is required.