AGILENT Technologies presented RM141,000 worth of scholarships to nine top students from local public and private universities recently.
Launched 10 years ago, the Agilent Scholarship Awards is a yearly programme aimed at financing top performing students on a “merit and need” basis. To date, Agilent Technologies has contributed RM1mil in financial assistance to students in institutions of higher learning.
This year's scholarships recipients are: Joan Lee Hsiao Hui (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia); Lee Mean Hwang (Universiti Malaya), Lim Soh Peng (Universiti Malaya); New Lei Thi (Kolej Universiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn); Naveen Kumar Thurailingam (Universiti Tenaga Nasional); Rahmat Hidayat Mokri (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia); Siti Sara Samsudin (Universiti Malaya); Tan Jee Wei (Multimedia University) and Tang Yin Hong (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia).
“This scholarship helps me financially and motivates me to excel in my studies,” says first year Telecommunication/Microwave Engineering student Jee Wei.
His father, Tan San Aen, has been with Agilent Technologies for over 20 years. “I'm very happy that my son was awarded the scholarship. It confirms his belief that with hard work comes achievement,” said Tan, a quality manager.
For first year Telecommunication Engineering student Siti Sara, the scholarship has changed her approach towards studying.
“With financial backing and a great start to a career ahead of us, studying becomes an even more serious business,” she said.
“Through this scholarship programme, we have a close relationship with a technology giant. I can see the bigger picture of studies now – how science and engineering apply in real life.”
Third-year students like Joan, Rahmat, Naveen and Yin Hong are looking forward to their industrial training stint at Agilent. They will get hands-on experience while fulfilling the practical training requirements for their degrees.
Agilent-sponsored students can look forward to exciting job opportunities with the leader in communications, electronics and life sciences upon graduation.
“We are proud to sponsor these exceptional students. Through our scholarship programme, we want to show these determined students that they have a bright future,” says Datuk Tan Bian Ee, president of Agilent Technologies Malaysia and Singapore.
“It's an investment in young people with incredible potential.”