WOU awards Scholarship to financially disadvantaged students

In further embracing its corporate social responsibility (CSR), WOU awarded scholarships to 5 students to pursue a three-year full-time undergraduate degree programme at the main campus

 Recipients (from left) Halimatussadia, Haida, Previnan, Hariharan and Siti Khadijah.

Recipients (from left) Halimatussadia, Haida, Previnan, Hariharan and Siti Khadijah.

WOU, through the Wawasan Education Foundation (WEF), offered the 5th Anniversary Grant for the September 2018 intake to commemorate 5 years since the University opened its doors to full-time students in September 2013. The total scholarship value is RM140, 000 to cover the RM28, 000 tuition fee per student for a three-year Bachelor’s degree programme at WOU.

The 5 scholarship award recipients were Haida Baharuddin, Halimatussadia Zaffarudin, Hariharan Daventhern, Previnan Ravindran and Siti Khadijah Azizan.

 Dr Koh presents the scholarship award certificate to Haida.

Dr Koh presents the scholarship award certificate to Haida.

They received their certificates from WEF Chairman Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon during a simple presentation ceremony held at the main campus today. Also present to witness the event were Registrar Dr Andy Liew Teik Kooi, Regional Operations & MARCOM Director K H Chong, and Penang Regional Centre (PGRC) Director Ching Huey Ling.

Haida, 20, and Halimatussadia, 22, studied at Methodist Boy’s School.  Hariharan, 21, is a former student of SMK Sg Ara while Previnan, 20, was from Kolej Tingkatan Enam Haji Zainul Abidin, and Siti Khadijah from Bukit Mertajam High School.

 Dr Koh chats with the students following the presentation.

Dr Koh chats with the students following the presentation.

Haida and Siti Khadijah are currently taking up Bachelor of Management (Hons) with Psychology (BMPS) at WOU. Hariharan and Halimatussadia are both enrolled in Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (BBLC), and Previnan is pursuing Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Management (BBMG).

Earlier in her speech before the award presentation, Acting Vice Chancellor Prof Zoraini Wati Abas declared, “More than 12,600 part-time and full-time students of WOU have benefited from the financial awards from WEF. As at 31 August 2018, WEF has given out about RM10.7 million (RM10,700,709.69) through study grants, scholarship, bursary award, and other financial aids.”

 Prof Zoraini highlights the WEF financial assistance to WOU students.

Prof Zoraini highlights the WEF financial assistance to WOU students.

She added that the award of the anniversary grant was in line with “WOU’s corporate social responsibility to reach out to needy and deserving students”.

The grant was given to students on the recommendation of their school counsellor, with the condition that they passed their STPM with minimum 2 Principals and have a monthly family income of RM7,000 or less.