Fund’s silver anniversary

STAR Media Group Bhd managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai said RM9.4mil worth of scholarships were awarded to mark the Star Education Fund’s 25th anniversary celebration this year.

“In the 1990s, The Star established itself as a dominant player in the print media scene, which gave us the opportunity to extend our influence into areas that needed public support and attention.

“One such area was education. The Star Education Fund was a way for us to support and give young talents a good start to the future,” he said during the scholarship presentation ceremony and anniversary celebration.

He thanked the group’s partners for their dedication and commitment.

Wong said education is a much sought after commodity, and for many, critical to a successful future.

“Malaysia is blessed with many young talents.

“We must continue to help pave the way for them,” he said, adding that the Star Education Fund is an enabler that connects capable young talent with quality institutions that are able to nurture and harness their capabilities.

“The achievements we can share today would be impossible without our dedicated partners-in-education.

“Together, let’s make the next 25 years even more extraordinary,” he said.

To mark the anniversary, previous scholarship recipients were invited to a luncheon in Petaling Jaya.

Wong said the fast-growing alumni is testament to the success and impact of the fund.

The Star Education Fund was launched on March 24, 1994 by the late Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Daud who was Education Minister at the time.

The fund is divided into two tiers. Tier One scholarships are awarded by Star Media Group Berhad while Tier Two scholarships are sponsored by local educational institutions.

Star Media Group Bhd chief special projects officer June Wong, chief revenue officer Lydia Wang, people department general manager Terence Raj and Star Education Fund manager Susanna Kuan were also present at the celebration.

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