Interview with Mr William Tay, Microsoft YouthSpark Scholarship Recipient 2014

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 Interview with Mr William Tay, Microsoft YouthSpark Scholarship Recipient 2014

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March 13, 2015
​Microsoft YouthSpark is a global initiative that aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth in more than 100 countries during the next three years. This companywide initiative includes citizenship and other company programmes—both new and enhanced—that empower youth to imagine and realise their full potential by connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship.  

One of four Microsoft YouthSpark Scholars for 2014, Mr William Tay lost his hearing due to illness at the age of four. Undeterred by his hearing disability, William worked doubly hard to achieve a perfect GPA score at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). Some of his awards include the Rotary-ITE Student Excellence Awards, the ITE Alumni Award, and the ITE Outstanding Student Award.

William was lauded by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the August 2014 National Day Rally Speech for showing resolve, strength, and character in overcoming challenges. He is currently pursuing a Diploma in Infocomm Security Management course at the Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and hopes to be an infocomm security professional after his graduation.

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