Four graduates from Methodist Girls’ School (MGS) Ipoh were awarded Merit Scholarship by Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL) while another graduate was awarded the Sin Chew scholarship during a ceremony held at the school hall recently.
The five were Ho Lee Ann, Tan Yik Chi, Liew Rae-Jean, Angel Zhi-Wei Lee and Chew Li Yan. MGS’s principal, Datin Mungit Kaur was thrilled when she received the news.
“We’re very proud of the girls. It marks a new milestone in the history of MGS as the news came one week after MGS was recognised as a Cluster School. As the principal, I hope their achievement will inspire students and teachers to strive for academic excellence,” she said.
The five young scholars were first identified by Direct Academia International (DAI), a human capital development hub, as part of their talent-scouting programme.
Shannon Lee, the Managing Director of DAI said that one of the reasons why students find problem in excelling is because their talents are not recognised and paired with a higher education or career pathway, in which they are confident.
“Our role is to ensure that talented students are acknowledged and given an opportunity at acquiring quality education regardless of their race, religion or background,” he remarked.
Reuben Chan, the Marketing Manager of MCKL stressed that providing financial support and recognition for students would relieve them of financial burden and motivate them to aim higher.
“I feel grateful and will work hard to maintain this scholarship,” said Lee Ann, one of the recipients, to Ipoh Echo.