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Yayasan Khazanah Opens Applications for Scholarships

Yayasan Khazanah, the scholarship arm of Yayasan Hasanah, announced the opening of their annual Khazanah Global Scholarship and Khazanah Watan Scholarship Programme yesterday (June 18). These prestigious awards are targeted at Malaysians hoping to pursue their undergraduate studies through the A-level programme at Kolej Yayasan UEM as preparation for further studies at selected renowned universities abroad or at selected leading local universities.

Shahira Ahmed Bazari, Board of Trustee at Yayasan Khazanah and Managing Director of Yayasan Hasanah (the impact-based foundation of Khazanah Nasional Berhad) said that the foundation aims to equip Malaysians with educational opportunities to take the nation to greater heights. 

“Through the scholarships that we offer, we want to be able to provide bright and high-achieving Malaysians the opportunity to pursue their education in top universities around the world. We hope to continuously build and nurture future talents and leaders for Malaysia who are well equipped to serve the country and navigate the various 21st century leadership challenges, including issues on sustainability, climate change and the future of work related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Shahira said.

The announcement coincides with the recent announcement of the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination results.

Amos Tong, a scholar of the Khazanah Global Scholarship Programme who is currently pursuing Economics in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), shared: “In a world that is getting more and more competitive every day, it is crucial that candidates excel academically and possess leadership skills. Fortunately for me, Yayasan Khazanah guides scholars like myself via programmes such as the Yayasan Khazanah Premier Scholars Programme (YKPSP) and job attachments.”

The Khazanah Global Scholarship will be offering Malaysians a full scholarship to pursue their A-Level studies at Kolej Yayasan UEM as a preparation to pursue undergraduate studies at selected leading universities in the United Kingdom, United States or Australia. In addition to the financial support, this scholarship would also be offering applicants leadership training and job attachments to help prepare them for a successful and accelerated path to leadership at leading organisations in Malaysia.

On the other hand, the Khazanah Watan Scholarship Programme will offer applicants the opportunity to pursue their Foundation or Undergraduate studies at selected leading local universities. Both these scholarships would require applicants to possess strong leadership skills and active participation in extra-curricular, social or voluntary activities, as well as have a consistent and outstanding academic achievement record.

To date, Yayasan Khazanah has awarded over 505 Global Scholarships and 296 Watan Scholarships to deserving Malaysians.

Both applications will be available online and interested applicants can apply through a link provided in Yayasan Khazanah’s website. Applications for the Khazanah Global Scholarship and Khazanah Watan Scholarship Programme are open from 11 to 30 June 2021.

For more information, visit the Yayasan Khazanah’s website: www.yayasankhazanah.com.my.

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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