Making a difference
PERBADANAN Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM) recently awarded 20 scholarships to deserving Malaysians under its 2016 Undergraduate Scholarship Programme. The programme is an avenue for talented students who are in need of financial aid to obtain tertiary education.
“The PIDM Scholarship Programme is a long-term commitment that the corporation undertook in contributing towards the development of human capital in the country. The programme which is now in its seventh year has benefitted 58 recipients, with 20 new scholarships awarded this year,” said PIDM chairman, Tan Sri Dr Abdul Samad Haji Alias.
“We started off with five students in 2010, and in the last five years we have made available 10 scholarships per year. We have been deeply encouraged by the success of the programme, and this year onwards the number of scholarships has been doubled to 20. We hope that the financial support as well as the developmental skills that we provide for these deserving students will open doors leading to abounding opportunities for the future generations,” he added.
To date, 35 scholars have graduated, and secured positions in reputable companies, contributing towards the country’s human capital development.
The PIDM scholarship comes without bonding and provides for funding of tuition fees and living expenses as well as books and equipment. – Alex Chai