BINTULU – Eight students were presented the Yek Min Ek Foundation scholarship Saturday, making 138 the number of recipients who have benefitted from the foundation since its establishment in 1984.
Presenting the award at a leading hotel here was the chairman of the foundation himself Datuk Yek Min Ek. Also present at the function were its secretary Encik Hii Ching Chiong and trustee members Enrick Yek Siew Liong and Dr Wong Ching She.
According to Encik Hii, 97 applications were received this year; 33 from university students, 39 Form Six students, 21 Form Five students and four college students.
Until last year, a total of 109 scholarship recipients have successfully completed their course in various disciplines that include engineering, chemistry, computer and arts studies.
This scholarship, worth RM4,000 per student a year, is open to all Malaysians who are academically bright but not the financial means to further their studies.
CHARITABLE YEK … Members of the Foundation Board of Trustee during a meeting at a leading hotel where the lucky eight students were announced.