KUALA LUMPUR - The Star Education Fund is offering 233 scholarships worth RM10.9 million (S$4 million) with its 28 partners-in-education.
Star Publications (M) Bhd group managing director and CEO Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai said the scholarships would be awarded to deserving students to enable them to continue with their studies.
"We are pleased to have Heriot-Watt University Malaysia as a new partner-in education this year. I would like to thank all the institutions for your pledges and support.
"Together we will work hand-in-hand to provide opportunities to young Malaysians and mould them into leaders of tomorrow," he said.
Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan said the Government always strived to provide scholarships and study loans under the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) for qualified students but additional support from the private sector was welcomed.
"Thanks to the generosity of the Star Education Fund, many talented young people have been able to realise their dreams," he said when opening the Star Education Fair 2015.
Besides Heriot-Watt, The Star's other partners-in-education are Brickfields Asia College; Equator College; Erican College Han Chiang College; HELP University; IACT College; Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur; KDU University College; KDU College Penang; Kolej Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman; Management & Science University; Methodist College Kuala Lumpur; Multimedia University; PTPL Penang; Raffles College of Higher Education; Saito College; SEGi University; Sentral College Penang; Singapore Institute of Management; Sunway University; Sunway College; Sunway College Johor Baru; Taylor's University; The One Academy of Communication Design; The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus; UCSI University Trust and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman.
Star Education Fund manager Susanna Kuan and PTPTN assistant manager Masliana Mohamad will be speaking on Funding Higher Education today from 1.15pm to 2.15pm at Hall 1 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Kuan said her talk would be on scholarships offered under the Star Education Fund, guidelines on application and tips on preparing and attending scholarship interviews.
"Three current scholarship recipients will be at the Star Education Fund booth to share their experiences and also advise on the application process," she said.
This booth is located at Link Hall 3 (booth number C003 and C004).
Students can make the most of the last day of the fair today.
There is a wealth of information available on certificate, foundation, diploma, vocational, degree and postgraduate courses as well as professional qualifications at the fair.
Check out what's available and listen to what the experts have to say. It's also a chance for students to ask them questions. There are more than 140 exhibitors at about 500 booths.
There are also international exhibitors from countries such as Australia, Britain, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and the United States.
The fair is open from 11am to 7pm. Admission is free.
For more information, call 03 2333 2744/ 03 2333 2743 or log on to fb.com/stareducationfair.