Over the history of the school, many of our Josephians have distinguished themselves by winning various scholarships including the highest awards such as the President's Scholarship. After completing their studies, many of the scholars have achieved success in their chosen professions and many have also gone on to contribute significantly to the development of Singapore in line with the school's mission of nurturing leaders who Men of Integrity and Men for Others.
An example of a Josephian who had a successful career after being awarded the State Scholarship in 1959 is Dr Tony Tan. Dr Tan retired as the Deputy Prime Minister in the Singapore Cabinet and is now the Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, Chairman of Singapore Press Holdings and Chairman of the National Research Council.
A more recent example is Mr Teo Chee Hean. He was awarded the President's Scholarship in 1973. In 2009, he was appointed the Deputy Prime Minister in the Singapore Cabinet.
In 1973, SJI produced 3 President's scholars. In addition to Deputy Prime Minister Teo, the two others scholars were Mr George Yeo and Mr Chan Seng Onn. Mr Yeo is now the Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Singapore Cabinet while Justice Chan is a Judge in the Supreme Court. Deputy Prime Minister Teo's son, Mr Teo Eng Siang who was also an Old Boy of SJI was awarded the Overseas Merit Scholarship (Open) in 2005. Justice Chan's son is studying at SJI.
Because of the large number of scholarships awarded to Josephians, we can only provide a partial listing of scholarships awarded to Josephians. This listing is not complete because it does not include Josephians who were awarded scholarships from local universities, from Public Service Commission for local studies or those who were awarded scholarships from local and international private organisations, international universities, foreign governments and other countries directly.