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Sarawak Energy 2015 Scholarship Programme Open
Complements government efforts to meet Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) manpower requirements
KUCHING, 8th JULY 2015, WEDNESDAY: Deserving young Sarawakians can look forward to more opportunities to reach their full potential. State power company Sarawak Energy is offering 50 scholarships this year to high performing students with a good track record in extra-curricular activities to brighten their future prospects.
In its on-going plan for international level excellence, Sarawak Energy prioritises the development of its employees through regular corporate and technical training within Malaysia as well as overseas. Employees seeking to enhance their career prospects are able to apply for company funding for continuing education.
Sarawak Energy launched the external scholarship programme in 2014 as an extension of their internal capability building programmes.
“We encourage young Sarawakians who have done well academically in school and are also active in extra-curricular activities to apply,” said Siti Aisah Adenan, Sarawak Energy’s vice president for People and Leadership Development.
“Last year when we first introduced the external scholarship programme, we received over a hundred applicants and upon selection, 30 were granted scholarships totalling RM1.35million. These applicants presented a good mix in both technical and non-technical fields. We anticipate the response to be similar or even better this year,” she added.
Sarawak Energy will provide funding for tuition and examination fees for tertiary level scholars in various technical and non-technical disciplines at recognised colleges and universities in Malaysia.
“We are one of the biggest employers in the state with over 4000 employees and the energy provider for SCORE which is Sarawak’s main engine of growth. We started our scholarship programme internally before we decided that we would extend this programme to other deserving potentials in Sarawak.”
Lighting up communities, delivering power to grow SCORE’s aggressive infrastructure development programme for Sarawak to achieve high-income status by 2020 requires a sizeable workforce pool, especially in the technical field.
Sarawak Energy’s scholarship programme aims to complement the state government’s efforts to ensure sufficient local manpower for SCORE. Other programmes include partnerships with universities in Sarawak for research and development.
The scholarship covers expenses which include tuition and exam fees. It supports courses for Diploma and Bachelor Degree in either Engineering / Science or Non-Engineering fields. The Engineering / Science category includes Electrical Power, Mechanical, Hydrology, Geology, Environmental Science and Management, Environmental, Telecommunication, and Civil among others. Whereas for Non-Engineering fields, applicants can pursue a career in Safety, Legal, Quantity Surveying, Finance, Accounting, Internal Audit, Communications, Information Technology, Human Resources, Arts and more.
The general eligibility requirements for the scholarship are;
- Must not be more than 21 years old at the time of application.
- Have secured an unconditional offer/admission letter from any of the approved Institutions of Higher Learning in Malaysia;
- Must not be a recipient of any other scholarship from other organizations or foundations;
- Strong leadership skills, team player and active participation in extra-curricular activities such as societies and clubs, sports, etc.
- No other sibling or family member is/was a recipient of this scholarship.
- The applicants chosen institution must be:
- Public Institutions and Universities in Malaysia;
- JPA approved Private Institutions of Higher Learning in Malaysia;
- JPA approved international universities based in Malaysia; and
- Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) Accredited for Degrees
- Engineering Degree Programme to be recognised by the Board of Engineering Malaysia (BEM).
As long as applicants fulfil the requirements, they are eligible to apply for the scholarship at any stage of their higher education be it matriculation, foundation level, at any semester or even in the final year of their programme.
Applicants must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.0 or equivalent for their Matriculation, Diploma or Degree.
For applicants who had just completed their SPM or STPM, they would need a scoring of a minimum of 7As in the SPM or a minimum of 3As and 1B in the STPM in the subjects of English, Mathematics, Malay Language, Additional Mathematics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, History, Biology, Principles of Account, Commerce, Basic Economics, Geography, Islamic Education, Moral Education, Arabic Language, Tassawur Islam and Syariah Islam Studies.
Application forms and further information can be obtained by contacting the SEB/SESCO Training Centre or visit the website at http://www.sarawakenergy.com.my/index.php/scholarship. Completed application forms and certified copies of documents must be submitted to Manager, Competency Training Division, SEB/SESCO Training Centre, Jalan Belian, Sungai Biawak, 93450 Kuching, Sarawak. Intending applicants can also call 082-309428 for enquiries or fax to 082-339879.
Closing date is on 31st July 2015. Shortlisted candidates for interview will be called for interview by September.