By KT Leong
MANJUNG: Vale, one of the world’s leading mining companies, launched the Teluk Rubiah Scholarship Programme (TRSP) on June 12.
The programme, modelled after some of Malaysia’s most prestigious scholarship programmes, is designed to provide opportunities for the most exceptional students in Manjung to pursue a world-class tertiary education that prepares them for a global career.
According to Leonardo Paiva, CEO of Vale in Malaysia, TRSP is conceptualised as a strategic youth-centric programme that supports Vale’s inclusive development agenda in Manjung.
“Manjung’s greatest assets lie in the dynamism of the youth living in the district. We are investing heavily to provide the students with an environment that promotes creativity, cross-cultural exchange, and holistic growth.”
“We also believe, beyond the attainment of a university degree, education needs to be wholly enriching, so the scholarship proposition is designed to ensure that Manjung’s best talents will truly get what they deserve; a world-class education that can prepare them for a future career in the mining industry,” Leonardo added.
The scholarship application, which opened at 7.30pm yesterday until 5pm on 26th June, can be made on Vale’s official website at the link here.
Successful candidates will receive a full sponsorship from Vale to study engineering or commerce at an accredited internationally-recognised university that fulfils Vale Group’s international standards. The sponsorship will also cover living allowances, quality accommodation, learning resources, expenses for a potential semester placement overseas, and other relevant wellness support for the students throughout the duration of their studies.
Vale plans to enrol up to 10 students in the pilot phase of the scholarship programme, which comprises multiple intakes until 2025. The students’ composition will also reflect Manjung’s diversity, aligned with Vale’s global commitment to provide equitable opportunities for women.
Upon the completion of their tertiary education, scholarship recipients will be assessed and considered for employment at Vale, where they may begin a global career in the company, which is currently present in close to 30 countries.
TRSP forms the centrepiece of Vale’s MYR5.7-million Youth Empowerment Plan (YEP@Vale) project for Manjung. Launched in November last year, the aim of YEP@Vale is to provide inclusive educational opportunities and support for the youth living in the Manjung district.