Students can apply for Star scholarship


(From left) Prof Siti Hamisah, Prof Walker and Prof Mushtak.(From left) Prof Siti Hamisah, Prof Walker and Prof Mushtak.

PETALING JAYA: The Star Education Fund Scholarship 2022 is now open for applications, offering 187 scholarships worth RM12.6mil from 25 institutions.Fund manager Susanna Kuan said applications must be submitted online.

“We have prepared and updated a guide to assist students through the entire application process. This includes a list of supporting documents that they must submit (upload) with the e-application.

“Students should read the e-application guide before applying so that they can prepare all the necessary documents in JPEG or PDF formats,” she said.

Applications can be submitted through The Star Education Fund website at thestar.com.my/edufund.

The e-application must be submitted within two weeks after the release of SPM or STPM results.

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Late applications will not be considered and hard copies of the application forms will not be accepted.

Kuan said all scholarships would cover full tuition fees.

Some of the courses include pre-university programmes such as A-Levels, foundation leading to degrees, diploma courses and bachelor degree courses in various fields of study.

There will be scholarships for medicine from three reputable world-class universities – RCSI & UCD Malaysia campus, Monash University Malaysia and UCSI University Springhill campus.

Monash University Malaysia president and pro vice-chancellor Prof Andrew Walker said their medical programme was well known throughout the world.

“We are delighted to pledge a full scholarship to support a deserving student to become a doctor,” he said.

UCSI University vice-chancellor and UCSI Group CEO Prof Datuk Dr Siti Hamisah Tapsir said UCSI had been a key partner of the Star Education Fund since its inception 27 years ago.

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She said UCSI would be providing 25 scholarships worth over RM2mil to students to pursue their education at UCSI University or UCSI College, including the medical programme.

Kuan said this would also be the first year the scholarship awards would be made available for all courses at University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) & Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (HWUM).

UNM director of recruitment and marketing Jag Singh said the university would offer deserving students a wider range of options for their undergraduate studies instead of limiting them to specific courses.

“We decided to offer future scholars access to 44 undergraduate courses at the Malaysian campus beginning this year.

“We want to support students, especially from the B40 group, to achieve their dreams,” he said.

HWUM provost and CEO Prof Mushtak Al-Atabi said: “Many students from B40 families are unable to participate in continuous learning and development for a multitude of reasons due to their family’s financial position.”

He said the Star Education Fund ties in with the university’s 1821 Appeal Project Malaysia.

“Through a ground-breaking new programme of scholarships, we aim to support more young Malaysians from underserved segments of the community to study with us, increasing equal opportunities for these students to discover their purpose in life,” he said.

To be eligible, students must be:

> Malaysian citizens not more than 25 years of age as of Jan 1, 2022;

> Excel in extra-curricular activities or active in sports;

> Not bonded to or in receipt of any financial aid or awards from other educational institutions or organisations;

> Possess reasonably good results in SPM, UEC or equivalent if applying for foundation/diploma courses; and

> Possess reasonably good results in STPM, UEC or equivalent if applying for degree courses.

For enquiries, email to edufund@thestar.com.my or call 03-7967 1388 ext 1642 / 1643.

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