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MYPHD PROGRAM (MYBRAIN)
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“JOURNEY TO SEMICONDUCTOR” SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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DAVIS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
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LIONS EDUCATION ASSISTANCE FOR THE NEEDY (LEARN) FUND
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JEFFREY CHEAH FOUNDATION COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
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AIRASIA CADET PILOT PROGRAM
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UNITED WORLD COLLEGES (UWC) - MALAYSIA SCHOLARSHIP
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YAYASAN SIME DARBY UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME (LOCAL)
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FAIRVIEW INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
GENERAL CULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME (GCSS)
GENERAL CULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME (GCSS)
TheMind Award: Outstanding Achievement in Undergraduate Studies
TheMind Award: Outstanding Achievement in Undergraduate Studies
BIASISWA KERAJAAN NEGERI SABAH
BIASISWA KERAJAAN NEGERI SABAH
CURTIN PHD SCHOLARSHIP
CURTIN PHD SCHOLARSHIP
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BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA SCHOLARSHIP (UNDERGRADUATE)
UWE Bristol Lord Templeman LLB Scholarship
UWE Bristol Lord Templeman LLB Scholarship
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MERCEDES BENZ APPRENTICE TRAINING PROGRAM
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HONG LEONG FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
AXIATA YOUNG TALENT PROGRAM (IB PRE-UNIVERSITY)
AXIATA YOUNG TALENT PROGRAM (IB PRE-UNIVERSITY)
DIPLOMA IN NATURAL MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP
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TAYLOR\'S WORLD CLASS SCHOLARSHIP
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JPA Scholarship review, no more for SPM leavers in 2012 PDF Print E-mail

This is indeed a good move. While waiting for JPA to finish reviewing/revamping the scholarship award, here's some of the info gathered:

- the review may consider “reserving” scholarship offers for top scorers at university-entry level

- may be providing small bursaries for SPM-level students for them to undertake pre-university courses such as STPM, matriculation or A-levels

 - key idea was to give scholarships to those able to achieve very good results and a place at top universities

- it was important to be “fair and balanced” in the process of awarding scholarships to ensure that all communities benefited from them [now, this is the muddly part that would create unhappiness]

- Scholarships will be reserved if you are able to get very good results (at foundation) and (a) place at top universities

- not all top students will be given overseas scholarships

- list of top universities will be provided

I also hope that JPA will consider all  pre-uni studies on an balanced footing and not favor one qualification over the others. 


The Najib administration has decided to only give PublicService Department (PSD) scholarships to university entrants instead of SPM top scorers from 2012 to avoid the distress they have caused in past years.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak however said those who do well in the Form Five SPM examination will receive small bursaries instead to pursue their foundation studies.

“Scholarships will be reserved if you are able to get very good results (at foundation) and (a) place at top universities,” said Najib (picture) in an interview with the Chinese-language One FM radio station today.

“Giving out scholarships at SPM level is not a good idea... Just because you do well at O-levels doesn’t mean you’ll do well at A-levels,” he added.

Putrajaya gives out 1,500 scholarships annually and has asked government-linked companies to also offer money for top scorers.

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek had said last week public examinations are too easy, leading to a high number of top scorers seeking scholarships.

Asked which universities were deemed “top” institutions, Najib said they would be identified in due course.

The PM also stressed that not all top students will be given overseas scholarships.

“Our universities here need top students as well. Here, we complain our universities are not ranked highly in terms of the world ranking,” he said.

“At the same time we insist on sending our top students abroad. It is a contradiction in terms of what we want to achieve,” he added.

The ranking of public institutions in Malaysia has dived through the years to the point of dropping out of the top 200 universities in the QS World University Rankings last year.

Six out of seven Malaysian universities, however, improved their ranking on the QS Asian University Rankings this year, with Universiti Malaya climbing three spots to 39th, although no Malaysian university entered the top 10 ranks.

Despite Putrajaya handing out 500 special local scholarships recently on top of the 12,000 PSD grants it gives out annually, many top scorers were still disappointed they did not receive government funding to study overseas.

The main bone of contention in the annual allocation of PSD scholarships centres around the 1,500 overseas grants, of which only 20 per cent are decided based on merit.

Nine hundred are given out based on racial quotas, with Sabah and Sarawak natives getting 75 grants each and the remaining 10 per cent to special needs students.

source: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/federal-scholarships-for-undergrads-not-spm-top-scorers-from-2012/


A total review of the Public Service Department (PSD) scholarship policy will be conducted next year.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the review would include whether to “reserve” scholarship offers for top scorers at university-entry level and providing small bursaries for SPM-level students for them to undertake pre-university courses such as STPM, matriculation or A-levels.

“We will work out a new policy next year,” he said on Thursday during the one FM Morning Kaki radio show.

His son, Nor Ashman also appeared on the show.

He said the key was to give scholarships to those able to achieve very good results and a place at top universities.

“Giving scholarships at SPM level is not a good idea. Even if students do well in their O-levels, it doesn't mean they will do well in their A-levels,” he added.

Najib added it was important to be “fair and balanced” in the process of awarding scholarships to ensure that all communities benefited from them.

source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/6/23/nation/20110623092935&sec=nation

 

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+1 #4 gez 2012-01-10 09:31
this will also benifit those who have money and be able to pursue studies in a level foundation and etc, even if they dont do well in spm, so this will cause great impact for those who come from average or middle class family..
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+10 #3 emmerine 2011-09-01 02:40
this will still benefit bumi's only as allocation for local matriculation for non-bumi is only 10%. Just imagine the ratio. It is fair?
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+7 #2 dinesh 2011-08-11 16:19
this will be a good idea if the scholarship is awarded to those who are really "qualified" without favourism
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+9 #1 Dinesh 2011-07-02 15:23
this will still benefit the bumi's as most of the places in ipta is offered to bumi's .non bumi's should either do form 6(which most of them don't) or use their own money to complete their A-levels
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