PETALING JAYA: A new scholarship programme established by City University Malaysia and Free Malaysia Today will see over RM2.5 million worth of scholarships being offered to deserving Malaysian students, especially the B40 or underprivileged groups.
The CITY U-FMT Scholarship programme covers all City University’s undergraduate programmes from pre-U to degree courses across 28 fields of studies such as accounting, health sciences, design, communications, psychology, architecture, engineering, hospitality, and information technology, among others.
Up to 69 full scholarships worth over RM2.5 million will be awarded.
The scholarships will be crucial in helping those who have had their studies disrupted by the pandemic.
Professor Dr James Nga, deputy vice-chancellor of City University said they were committed to producing talents that were market-ready while also ensuring education is accessible to all, committing as a caring private corporate citizen to be one of the nation’s driving forces producing outstanding talents for the country’s growth and vision.
“This is why we have formed this partnership with FMT. We hope that through these scholarships, we can help bridge the education gap and change lives, especially the B40 and those affected by the pandemic, regardless of age, gender and race.
“Education is a cornerstone of the country’s talent needs. This talent isn’t just a driving force in our economic recovery, but they will one day be the hands that steer this nation to greater heights.”
FMT chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak said the company sees education as being pivotal to the country’s economic recovery and prosperity in the long term.
“We have been supportive and will continue to support initiatives to help more people fulfil their aspirations and potential through education.”
He said FMT, as a media organisation, plays a role in highlighting education gaps and also provides a platform for new ideas and solutions to be discussed.
“At the same time, we are also taking a proactive role in developing talent, and this is very important to us, because we see the development of young journalists as our responsibility as the fourth estate, to keep those in power accountable and shed light on injustices.”
Interested students below the age of 25 pursuing their undergraduate studies can head to City University’s scholarship microsite: city.edu.my/FMTscholarship to apply online or download the application form.