Astro has awarded scholarships to seven outstanding Malaysian students under its 2016 Scholarship Award, as it seeks to enable young Malaysians to further their knowledge and pursue their dreams.
Recipients for this year’s scholarship awards are Abdurrazzaq bin Hazrin Fazail, Kheeran Kribanandan
Naidu, Monica Prissha Fernandez, Nur Kamilia binti Rozlan, Safwan bin Abdul Samat and Si Zhi Wen, who
will be pursuing undergraduate studies in the fields of economics, mathematics & computer science, accounting & finance, law, commerce and engineering in the United Kingdom and Australia, while Lim Jian Hui will pursue the Cambridge GCE A-Level Programme at a private university locally.
Astro is humbled by the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Malaysian students by enabling them to pursue their academic goals.
Having commenced in 2005, the Astro Scholarship Award is testimony to our continuous commitment to the cause of education, which we believe is one of the main drivers to transform lives and inspire young people to shape a better future for themselves, their families, community and the country.
To date, Astro has awarded 74 scholarships. The scholars are also given the opportunity to gain working experience via Astro’s internship programme during the course of their studies, as well as employment upon completion of their studies.
A total of 28 scholars are employed with Astro currently.
The award is also aimed at helping Malaysian students pursue their tertiary education in fields related to Astro’s core business with the objective of grooming future leaders for the organisation and nation.
Astro has established its employer brand by winning various awards - voted the Most Popular Graduate Employer in the Broadcasting/ Media sector in Malaysia’s 100 Leading Graduate Employers Award in 2015, No.2 ‘Most Attractive Employer for Humanities/ Liberal Arts/Education’ in Universum Malaysia’s Top 100 Ideal Employers 2015 and won a bronze in the ‘Best Graduate Recruitment Programme’ category in the Asia Recruitment Awards 2015 Malaysia.