KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuok Foundation Berhad is offering scholarships and awards to Malaysians studying at or applying for Malaysian and Singaporean public universities for full-time undergraduate studies in the academic year 2019/20.
A press release said for Malaysian public universities, three scholarships valued at RM15,000 per annum are Kuok Keng Kang Scholarship (named after Robert Kuok’s late father); Kuok Khoon Hong Scholarship (in memory of the late Goh Ing Sing, who was Wilmar International Limited group plantation head), which is sponsored by Wilmar International Limited and Kuok Khoon Hong; and Wilmar Scholarship sponsored by Wilmar International Limited.
For Singaporean public universities, there is RM93,000 per annum Kuok Foundation Scholarship for freshmen in receipt of the Singapore Ministry of Education Tuition Fee Grant.
Deserving candidates not selected for the above scholarships will be considered for the Kuok Foundation Loan-Grant Awards, with the interest free loan payable by monthly instalments after graduation.
Loan-grant awards for Malaysian public universities range from RM13,000 to RM15,000 per annum, and for Singaporean public universities, they go up to RM93,000 per annum.
Interested applicants may apply at .kuokfoundation.org.
Online applications will be open from March 12 to April 5.
The Kuok Foundation was set up by the Kuok family in 1970 to alleviate poverty and reduce economic disparities between the rich and poor in Malaysia.
The Kuok family firmly believes in its social responsibility to share its wealth and good fortune with the less fortunate.
The Kuok Foundation has provided financial assistance to needy individuals to further their education in public and private universities in Malaysia and Singapore; public polytechnics in Malaysia and Singapore; and vocational institutions since 1970.
Although education is the foundation’s main focus, it also provides funding for social and welfare activities undertaken by non-governmental and non-profit organisations.
Whenever the need arises, donations are also made to assist victims of natural disasters such as fire, floods, tsunamis, and epidemics.
Wilmar International Limited (www.wilmar-international.com), founded in 1991 and headquartered in Singapore, is Asia’s leading agribusiness group, ranked amongst the largest listed companies by market capitalisation on the Singapore Exchange.
Wilmar’s business activities include oil palm cultivation, oilseed crushing, edible oils refining, sugar milling and refining, specialty fats, oleochemical, biodiesel, fertiliser manufacturing, and grain processing.
It has over 500 manufacturing plants and an extensive distribution network covering China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and some 50 other countries.
The group is backed by a multinational workforce of around 92,000.