184 scholars have received scholarships over the past 11 years
Kuala Lumpur, 12 October 2021: Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM) announced that it has awarded scholarships to 20 undergraduates from various disciplines under the PIDM Undergraduate Scholarship Programme. To date, PIDM has awarded 184 scholarships since the inception of the Programme in 2010.
Rafiz Azuan Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of PIDM, said that PIDM will continue to support the higher education needs of young Malaysians who need financial support.
“The pandemic has affected everyone and especially students from lower-income households, many of whom are forced to choose between supporting their families’ in these challenging times and continuing their higher education. At PIDM, we believe that the investment we are making on these beneficiaries will provide them with greater opportunities and a brighter future to look forward to,” said Rafiz.
PIDM received more than 900 applications for this year’s programme.
A virtual scholarship award ceremony was held on 9 October 2021 to honour recipients from this and last year’s scholarship programme, and graduating scholars. The event was attended by PIDM’s senior management and scholars’ parents.
Precilla Mojinol from Tuaran, Sabah, said she is determined to do well in her studies so she can get a good job that can ease the financial burdens of her family in the future. She named her father as her role model, and admires his determination to meet the family’s needs despite their current circumstances.
“I am very grateful to receive this scholarship. My father earns an irregular income, and my family wouldn’t have been able to afford my study expenses,” said Precilla, who is pursuing a Bachelor in Philosophy, Law and Business (Honours) degree at University Utara Malaysia (UUM).
See Chun Kit, an aspiring data analyst entrepreneur and a second-year Bachelor of Industrial Statistics student at UUM, said he was shocked but relieved to receive the scholarship from PIDM.
“My parents’ work and income were heavily affected due to the pandemic. We were fortunate as my elder brother helped a lot with our living expenses during this challenging period but this scholarship offer came at the right time. Now I can focus on my studies without having to worry about the finances,” said See.
Another successful PIDM scholarship applicant, Muhammad Atiq Mu'min Bin Kamalluddin from Sungai Petani, Kedah, said he was relieved as the scholarship will ease the burden of his single mother.
“I also plan to take full advantage of the programme, especially the internship opportunities and guidance provided to scholars via the mentorship programme,” said Atiq, who will be enrolling in the Business Administration degree programme at Universiti Malaya.
As part of the PIDM Undergraduate Scholarship Programme, each scholar will receive bond-free financial assistance covering tuition fees, cost of living and study-related materials. They will also have access to mentorship opportunities from PIDM’s employees and alumni from the scholarship programme, as well as opportunities to pursue an internship with PIDM.
For more information about the PIDM Undergraduate Scholarship Programme, visit the PIDM website. Videos on our scholars are available here.
Communications and Public Affairs Division,
Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia.