8TV and SEGi carved another milestone with the launch of the 8TV Scholarship Fund.
When it was first introduced in early 2006 in collaboration with SEGi, the annual 8TV Scholarship Fund, with a scholarship fund of RM 300,000, supported nine deserving students to pursue diploma or degree programs. In 2007, the fund had increased to RM 800,000 and was given as scholarships for 21 students.
The 8TV Scholarship Fund is 8TV’s way of giving back to the community through nurturing deserving young Malaysians through academia. Through this fund, students receive scholarships to cover tuition fees for undergraduate degree, diploma and foundation level courses covering various disciplines.
The 2008 8TV Scholarship Fund, now valued at a record RM1,000,000, aims to benefit deserving scholars, comprising of youths and young adults who also happen to be the core target audience of 8TV.
“The increment of the fund to RM1,000,000 this year hopes to help more students further their studies and achieve their ambitions,” said En. Ahmad Izham Omar, Chief Executive Officer of 8TV. “We really want to help young intellects carve a name for themselves in the future and potentially brighten and improve their lives.”
”With an encouraging increase in the amount of applicants last year, it is only reasonable that we provide a larger fund to cater for a higher number of applicants expected this year,” adds Izham.
“We are on the lookout for students with good SPM results and also involved in a wide range of character-building co-curricular activities.”
Dr. Tan Beng Cheok, Senior Vice President (Academic) of SEGi International Berhad is pleased to once again launch the 8TV scholarship fund, an annual event since SEGi's re-branding in 2006.
“We strongly believe our partnership with 8TV will continue to flourish, as we share the same passion in educating the creative young minds today.
Everyone has a right to education. However, not everyone can afford it. SEGi and 8TV works together to make the dreams of many who crave higher education come true.
SEGi Group of Colleges does its best to provide industry driven programmes that meet the demands of the modern world. Our programmes are continuously evolving to suit the market needs, and we bring in new programmes that are demanded by the global job market.
SEGi has new programmes in store for students. We recently received approvals for new 3+0 degree programmes in hotel and tourism, engineering and business programmes. We have in the pipeline programmes of build environment, pharmacy, health sciences and biotechnology. We are working bring in more exciting programmes in the area of science," said Dr. Tan.
Students may apply for this scholarship fund via www.8tv.com.my or http://www.segi.edu.my/8tvscholarshipfund/ starting 10th of March 2008. The closing date for this application is 10th of April 2008.
8TV, together with SEGi College, will jointly shortlist and select the candidates. The short listed candidates will then be contacted for a series of interviews by the third week of April and the list of confirmed scholars will be announced by May. The 8TV Scholarship Fund will cover tuition fees for undergraduate degree, diploma or foundation level programs for successful applicants in various courses including business and accountancy, engineering and information technology, education and social sciences, creative arts and design, nursing, hotel management and tourism, and American Degree Program. Scholars will be offered places at SEGi campuses located in Kota Damansara, Subang Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Kuching, Sarawak.
Please visit www.8tv.com.my or ttp://www.segi.edu.my/8tvscholarshipfund/ for more information.
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