Recognising the need to democratise access to quality tertiary education, and to play its part in nurturing future leaders of our nation, the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) has allocated a total of RM60 million in scholarships to more than 4,000 deserving students in 2017 – the largest amount disbursed to date.
This exceeds the RM56 million disbursed in 2016, and brings the total amount awarded to RM330 million so far – and counting.
Every year, recipients of the scholarships who have shown academic excellence, as well as outstanding achievements in music and sports, are recognised at the JCF Scholarships and Awards Ceremony. Now in its 16th year, the ceremony remains a commemoration of the future leaders and international athletes of our nation.
This year also saw greater interest in the Sunway Sports Scholarship, particularly after the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, where recipients who are attending or have attended Sunway University and Sunway College, delivered an outstanding 7 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals for Malaysia. Monash University Malaysia, which is jointly-owned by JCF, also delivered 3 silver and 1 bronze medals.
Amidst Sunway’s celebration of the athletes’ achievements, Sunway University’s Julian Yee made national history by becoming the first-ever Malaysian figure skater to qualify for the Winter Olympics. This year, the JCF will be giving out 31 Sports scholarships to help develop even more world-class athletes, with plans to increase to 40 next year.
“Tan Sri (Jeffrey Cheah), your commitment to nation-building through education over the years is indeed exemplary. As education is the key pillar human capital development, I hope that more private entities will play a greater role in supporting the various public initiatives initiated by the government,”
YB Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani, Minister of Finance II, at the JCF Scholarship and Awards Ceremony.
“A fulfilled life is a life filled with purpose and meaning. Cultivate the desire and the drive “to give back to society” to make our beloved Malaysia a better, more united and progressive country,”
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, Founding Trustee of the JCF.
To find out more about the JCF Scholarships, please visit jeffreycheah.foundation