Mak­ing a dif­fer­ence

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SUNBIZ -

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

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