PETALING JAYA: A group of scholarship award recipients from the Star Education Fund has come together to set up an alumni association.
“The proposed association will provide an ideal opportunity for recipients to get to know each other.
The association hopes to maintain, support and foster good relations among fund recipients,'' said a past recipient, Jefferson Teoh.
He said that beneficiaries of the fund realised how fortunate they were to receive scholarships to finance their studies.
“We decided to set up an alumni association with the objective of complementing the fund by providing additional financial and other support for needy and deserving students.
“The association will also enable us to keep in touch and organise social activities. We will be submitting our application to the Registrar of Societies in due course,'' he added.
At a recent dinner, Star Publications (M) Bhd managing director Datuk Steven Tan had called on recipients to form an association. Since its inception in 1994, the fund has disbursed 1,450 scholarship awards worth RM30mil.
Another recipient, Anthony David said that other than networking and getting together, the association will be a resource centre for members.
“We hope to provide members with information on job opportunities available especially in companies where our members are gainfully employed,” he said.