The Education Merit Awards (EMA) aims to motivate and recognise students who fall within the Top 11% and 25% category but are not eligible for the Education Merit Bursaries because of the income criteria set by MOE. Primary, Secondary & Pre-U students who performed well in school but whose household income is above the ceiling of $6,000 will be awarded vouchers and a certificate. Both Primary School pupils and Secondary/Pre-U students will receive $80 and $100 worth of vouchers respectively. Since 2016, a total of 6,500 students were recognised by the EMA.