Foundation offers scholarships

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 18 Apr 2006

KUALA LUMPUR: Children of armed forces personnel who performed well in last year’s Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia or Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia examinations are invited to apply for scholarships from the Yayasan Warisan Parajurit Malaysia to study at the University of Nottingham. 

The foundation is offering 10 places for military personnel’s children to study at the prestigious university. 

Announcing this yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said approval, however, would be limited to those with good academic qualifications. 

Speaking to reporters after launching Affin Bank’s new corporate identity yesterday, Najib, who is also Defence Minister, said the scholarship offer was one of the ways to enable the children of military personnel to get quality education at prestigious universities. 

The foundation was jointly set up by Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera and Boustead Holdings Bhd. 

The University of Nottingham is among the top universities in Britain. Its Malaysia campus welcomed its first students in 2000. 

On behalf of the foundation, Najib earlier received cheques totalling RM5mil – RM2mil from Boustead Holdings, RM1mil each from Affin Bank and Affin Holdings and RM500,000 each from Affin Merchant Bank and Affin Discount.  

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