With a diploma or degree increasingly becoming the minimum requirement in the job market, students not only have to study hard to get the required grades but also think about how to finance their studies.
With 341 awards worth RM10.3mil, the Star Education Fund is one of the larger bodies offering scholarships in cooperation with various private institutions of higher learning.
Star Education Fund manager Richard Foo will be speaking more on the scholarships available under the fund during the Funding Higher Education talk at Star Education Fair 2008.
The talk will be held in Ballroom 1 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre at 12.45pm on Sunday.
Foo said he would inform the audience about what was available in the 2008 Fund, and also how students could apply for the scholarships.
“I will also be touching on what students should consider in order to choose the right course, as well as tips on how to prepare for scholarship interviews,” he added.
Foo will be joined by a representative from the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) and Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange educational adviser Doreen John.
The PTPTN representative will be speaking on loans available from companies, while those interested in studying in the United States can learn how to obtain funding from American universities from John.