Bandar Seri Iskandar, 26 May (BERNAMA) -– PETRONAS received 8,205 applications,
where out of that a total of 324 students have been awarded scholarships by
PETRONAS and Yayasan UTP this year, to pursue their foundation and undergraduate
studies at established local and foreign universities.
Of the 324 recipients, 316 were awarded the scholarships under the PETRONAS
Education Sponsorship Programme (PESP), while the remaining eight received
Yayasan UTP scholarships. Of the total, 112 students were offered overseas
programmes. The remaining 204 will pursue their studies at Universiti Teknologi
PETRONAS (UTP) in Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak.
The scholarships for the 324 students were presented today by Puan Juniwati
Rahmat Hussin, Vice President of Human Resource Management at a special ceremony
held in UTP.
In her speech, Puan Juniwati said that PETRONAS had always provided various
opportunities and facilities for the acquisition of knowledge, especially in the
areas of science and technology.
“The setting up of UTP in 1997 in itself marked an important milestone in our
commitment towards the development of education in Malaysia,” she added.
The students were selected through a stringent selection process during PETRONAS
EduQuest Camp, held at three separate locations; Bandar Seri Iskandar, Kuching
and Kota Kinabalu from 15th to 20th April 2012.
Apart from merit, PETRONAS’ stringent scholarship requirements also take into
account the candidates’ academic and extra-curricular excellence, their
performance during pre-qualification interview and written assessments as well
as the socio-economic background of their families.
The PESP is a sponsorship programme that provides educational opportunities to
deserving students to help realise their academic potential and nurture a pool
of capable personnel to meet PETRONAS’ human resource and business growth
Since its inception in 1975, PESP has benefited about 20,307 scholarship
recipients. To date, PETRONAS has spent more than RM2.6 billion to sponsor
students to pursue their studies at higher learning institutions locally and
Yayasan UTP was established in 2007 to support the development of UTP as an
academic institution of excellence. Recipients of Yayasan UTP scholarships are
not bonded after completion of their study.
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