Rotary Club of Ipoh gave scholarship awards to 120 deserving students from 12 secondary schools in the Kinta District.

The presentation, an annual event of the club, was held recently at Wesley Methodist School Ipoh (International).

Director of Training and Development Methodist Council of Education Phoon Yoke Ming gave away the scholarships on behalf of Rotary Club of Ipoh. The recipients were selected based on their academic performance and financial dispositions.

Club President Chan Kok Chow, in his speech, revealed that a total of RM13,000 was presented to the students this year.

“They come from different backgrounds, all are driven by a common goal – to empower themselves with a tertiary education,” said Chan.

He added that the awards would not only spur them to greater academic achievements but would also serve as a reminder that in their adult years, they could reciprocate the club’s kindness.

The Rotary Club of Ipoh started the Secondary School Scholarship Fund in 1971 with the aim of subsidising examination fees for needy students.

Schools picked for the scholarship programme this year were SMK Tarcisian Convent Ipoh, SMK St Michael, SMK Ave Maria, SMK Convent, SMK Methodist ACS, SMJK Perempuan Perak, SMJK Poi Lam, SMJK Yuk Choy, SMK Perempuan Methodist, SMJK Sam Tet, Sekolah Tunku Abdul Rahman and Wesley Methodist School Ipoh (International).

Nabilah Hamudin