THE Yayasan Tuanku Fauziah Award / Scholarship is open to all women earning their first degrees from Malaysian public and private universities, including those in twinning programmes.
Applicants are required to write an 800-word essay on a current issue determined by the foundation, as well as demonstrate achievements in the academic and extra-curricular or community service fields.
Those who are shortlisted will be invited to write a second essay and attend an interview session with the panel of judges.
The recipients of the award will receive assistance to enter a leadership or internship programme at a suitable company, either locally or abroad.
They will also receive a cash prize to help with their expenses during the programme, as well as become Fellows of the foundation.
The sole recipient for 2007 was Universiti Malaysia Perlis manufacturing engineering student V. Meera.
Applications for the 2008 Award will open in March.
For enquiries, e-mail Eena Khalil at email@example.com or visit http://www.yayasantuankufauziah.org.