In 1971, the Rotary Club of lpoh set up theSecondary Schools Scholarship Fund for secondary schools in Kinta District, Perak by entrusting a sum of money to this fund which would be matched on a Ringgit for Ringgit basis by the Club. The interest received from the combined sum would be given back every year to the participating schools in the form of scholarships.
This foundation was set up with a sum of RM52,250 from 12 participating schools in lpoh which was equally matched by the Rotary Club of lpoh. Further sums were also contributed by the Club as unmatched funds to boost up the capital sum.
From the bank interest received, together with the additional sum contributed by the Club to cover the shortfall, a total of RM13,600 was presented to deserving students from the 12 participating schools. The schools selected their students based on their scholastic ability and financial needs. The awards this year was presented by Tuan Hj Mohd Idris b Hj Ramli, the Timbalan Pengarah Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri Perak, at SMJK Yuk Choy where a roaring performance from the 24-Season Drum troupe was given.
The number of awards given to each school was determined by the amount contributed.