Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei (seated, sixth from left), Dato’ Yap Kuak Fong (seated, fifth from left) and Ms Mei Ng (seated, seventh from left), together with officials from TAA, TAR UC and recipients of the scholarships holding their mock cheques.
Liew Tzy Jian (standing up), introducing himself as one of the scholars of the TAR UC-TAA Scholarship (Top Glove).
Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei emphasising on how the alumni can lend a helping hand and make a difference in students’ lives.
Dato’ Yap Kuak Fong talking about how this scholarship can benefit the scholars.
Ms Mei Ng speaking about work opportunities at Top Glove after a scholar graduates from TAR UC.
Nine deserving and underprivileged TAR UC students were the beneficiaries of the generosity of TAR UC alumni when they received scholarships to help them realise their dreams. In a ceremony held on 27 August 2019, TARCian Alumni Association ('TAA') presented TAR UC - TAA Scholarship and TAR UC - TAA Scholarship (Top Glove) to the students.
Two students were awarded the TAR UC – TAA Scholarship which came up to a total of RM 130,900 this year. The students who benefited from the scholarship are Loh Jia Cheng, a Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Data Science student, and Chey Shi Wei who is pursuing the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons).
Seven other students benefited from the TAR UC - TAA Scholarship (Top Glove) with approximately RM 360,000 in total awarded to them. Two of them are Chen Wei Yik and Chin Yong Fong, both pursuing the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Bioscience with Chemistry.
Three other recipients of the same scholarship are Wilson Foo Wei Kit who is currently pursuing the Bachelor of Finance and Investment (Hons), Cheok Kin Yung, a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) student, and Elijah Wang Da Jiong, a Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Hons) student.
The remaining two recipients of TAR UC - TAA Scholarship (Top Glove) are Liew Tzy Jian who is pursuing the Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) in Information Security, and Chang Wan Ling, a Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management student.
The TAR UC - TAA Scholarship was established in 2017 to provide scholarships to TAR UC registered students or graduates who demonstrate high academic achievements and participation in student activities to enable them to pursue further studies in undergraduate or postgraduate programmes. The funds are the donations from TAR UC alumni channelled through TAA.
On the other hand, the TAR UC - TAA Scholarship (Top Glove) was established in 2018 to provide scholarships to TAR UC registered students who demonstrate high academic achievements and participation in student activities to pursue their undergraduate studies in TAR UC.
To date, under the TAR UC – TAA Scholarship, a total scholarship value of RM 540,400 have been awarded to 9 TAR UC graduates to further their studies in TAR UC and other top-ranked universities such as Tsinghua University in China. As for the TAR UC - TAA Scholarship (Top Glove), approximately RM 509,000 worth of scholarship awards have been awarded to 10 TAR UC students to further their studies at TAR UC since 2018.
Jia Cheng secured the TAR UC – TAA Scholarship after applying for it. “I got to know about this scholarship through a Department of Student Affairs Officer in Perak Branch Campus where I was studying. At the time, I had just completed the Diploma in Science (Business Information Systems) with a high CGPA. I asked my lecturer about the scholarship, checked online, read through the terms and conditions and applied,” he said. It turned out that he was successful in his application and he became one of the two recipients of the TAR UC – TAA Scholarship, enabling him to continue his studies at TAR UC.
“I was so grateful to have obtained the scholarship as it would greatly lighten my family’s financial burden. Thanks to this scholarship, both my tuition fees as well as living expenses are covered. I feel lucky to have obtained the scholarship and it shows that TAR UC can really make a difference in a student’s life and also bring about a positive change in the community. On top of that, I would really love to continue studying at TAR UC because all the lecturers that I have had so far are good.” Jia Cheng hopes to become a data scientist one day.
Wan Ling is also able to continue her studies, thanks to the TAR UC - TAA Scholarship (Top Glove) scheme. “My family’s household income is very low and I have two other siblings who are still studying. I am glad that this scholarship will help to pay for my tuition fees, living costs and provide me with a job at Top Glove after I graduate. Being awarded this scholarship, I do not have to worry my head over financial problems and I will be able to focus on my studies completely. I also do not need to work part-time during my period of study to support myself.”
Wan Ling hopes to specialise in logistics after completing her Bachelor’s Degree programme. “I am really excited that I will very likely be able to pursue my interest in logistics when I start working. Studying at TAR UC gives me the chance to hone my skills in logistics and the lecturers here are very knowledgeable and experienced in this field. This gives me a burning desire to learn from them because they are really good.”
Dato' Yap Kuak Fong, President of TAA, emphasised that the scholarships were set up to offer needy and deserving students an opportunity to make a difference in their lives through education. “This is the third year that this scholarship scheme is offered by TAA. I am confident that our students can benefit from the scholarships and make full use of the scholarship funds to fulfil their dreams,” he said.
“We are very pleased to be able to lend a hand in providing financial aid to some students to pursue tertiary education at TAR UC. This is one of Top Glove Foundation’s core pillar of commitment to the education fraternity. We embarked in this partnership with TAR UC/TAA 2 years ago and we intend to continue to support this scholarship programme annually. Aside from the financial aid, we are also offering these scholars the employment opportunity as our future intern and permanent placements even before they graduate,” said Ms Mei Ng, Senior Manager of Top Glove Foundation.
Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei, President of TAR UC, elaborated that these scholarships will work towards benefiting students who not only faced financial constraints but who have shown good academic performance and activeness in extra-curricular activities. “With this scholarship, I hope the students’ passion will be ignited while they continue their studies here at TAR UC. We are thankful for TAA’s generous gesture and support for our students,” he added.