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Shell awards RM10m scholarships to outstanding students
PETALING JAYA: Shell Malaysia today awarded 17 full scholarships to the value of RM10 million to outstanding Malaysians talents in Peninsular Malaysia to realise their full potential and pursue pre-university or first-degree studies at approved institutions locally and abroad.
In addition, Shell Malaysia also awarded 25 students who had achieved excellent academic results in the Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR), Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM).
The scholarship and excellence awards, were presented by General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Shell Malaysia, Frank Siang.
"Shell education excellence awards, in the form of scholarships and bursaries to bright young Malaysian students represent a material portion of Shell Malaysia's social investment programmes," said Siang.
At the ceremony today, 13 full scholarships were awarded to students from Peninsular Malaysia to pursue further studies at local universities and four full scholarships were given out for further studies at universities abroad.
He said Shell also offered additional scholarships to disabled students in Sarawak. There are three recipients for these special scholarship from Peninsular Malaysia this year.
"For the Shell Students Excellence awards, 25 students from secondary schools in Peninsular Malaysia who excelled in the recent PMR received RM750 each.
"Shell recognises the importance of high quality education in fuelling the country's growth and prosperity, and applauded the Government's focus on improving educational outcomes to build a competitive workforce and high income," said Siang.
One of the disabled students, Mohd Shahir Ramli, 22, said he was happy and excited to be awarded the scholarship and promised to study harder in university.
Another scholarship recipient, Ng Zhu Shen, 19, was also excited and happy and was looking forward to further his studies in engineering at Cambridge University. -- BERNAMA