UM’s Students Received Fellowship Award from POSCO TJ Park Foundation
Fifteen University of Malaya (UM) undergraduates were chosen to receive scholarships from the Korean Fellowship known as POSCO TJ Park Foundation.
The awards worth USD1000 (approximately RM4, 300) each are given to students with outstanding results who have the potential to become future leaders. The recipients are from different faculties and are pursuing various degrees.
Eight recipients are from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, two from the Faculty of Economics and Administration and two from the Faculty of Business and Accountancy. Other recipients are two undergraduate students from the Cultural Centre and one from the Academy of Islamic Studies.
Present at the award giving ceremony were His Excellency Mr. Yu Hyun Seok, Ambassador of Korea to Malaysia, Jae Woon Yang, President of POSCO TJ Park Foundation and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hanafi Hussin, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Pohang Iron and Steel Company or known as POSCO is the world’s second largest steelmaker from South Korea. Since 1971, POSCO has been renowned for its philanthropic activities, particularly in social contribution programs resulting in the establishment of the POSCO TJ Park Foundation in 2005.
One of the main objectives of the TJ Park Foundation is to develop academic and cultural networks among Asian universities and to nurture young Asians to become future leaders. In line with this agenda, the Foundation has been active in funding academic and cultural programs as well as fellowship activities across Asia.
The Foundation is awarding scholarships to 300 students from 19 universities in 10 Asian countries, including Malaysia.
By Rohaizan Ramli