Shell Awards Scholarships To 11 Outstanding Students In Peninsular Malaysia
Sep 21, 2013
Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. Shell Malaysia today awarded a total of 11 scholarships to deserving students in Peninsular Malaysia. Under the programme, the recipients will be sponsored from the foundation level until their first degree in established local and foreign universities.
Out of the 11 recipients, six were offered to pursue courses overseas while the remaining 5 were offered to further their studies for local studies. In addition, 50 bursaries were awarded to students, in recognition of their excellent academic achievements.
The scholars came from across the Peninsular Malaysia whose education will be funded by the global energy company this year. They will join over 280 Shell scholars currently pursuing their degrees in Malaysia and abroad. A total of 1,700 students applied for the scholarship this year. Shell works with the Department of Education for the programme.
To date Shell Malaysia has invested close to RM140 million to help more than 2,000 young Malaysians realise their full academic potential.
The scholarships were presented by Shell Refining Company‘s (SRC) Managing Director; Rozano Saad in a ceremony held at SRC’s Sports Club which was also attended by families of the students.
“For 2013, I am pleased to inform that Shell Malaysia is awarding scholarships and bursaries worth RM10 million to deserving students across the country,” said Rozano Saad in his speech.
The Shell Educational Excellence Awards are some of Shell’s ways of recognising and rewarding outstanding local talent in communities where the company operates. “We recognise that as Malaysia advances towards becoming a high income economy, it will need a larger pool of professionals who are highly qualified and able to make the country more competitive.”
Speaking at the event Rozano said the Shell Educational Excellence Awards is part of Shell’ s continuous commitment in developing the nation’s human capital by providing educational opportunities to the deserving students to realise their academic potential.
He added that it also aims to nurture a pool of capable personnel to meet Shell’s human resource and business growth requirements. Towards this end, Shell will continue to invest in capacity building programmes in support of human capital development in the country and the industry.
The scholarship recipients were identified through a stringent selection process. Apart from academic merit, Shell also takes into account the candidates’ co-curriculum excellence, results of written and interview assessments as well as socio-economic background.
Shells currently employs 6,500 employees in Malaysia and over 300 are based in the Refinery business in Port Dickson Negeri Sembilan. Negeri Sembilan talent is a key part of the company’s business, contributing to its growth and aspirations for over half a century.
Shell has been involved in various capacity building programmes, working alongside academia in the country. This includes the Campus Ambassador Programme in which the senior managers work closely with the engineering and geosciences faculties of selected universities in the development of their curriculum.
Shell also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS recently to continue the sponsorship of the Shell Professorial Chair in Petroleum Geosciences at UTP to enable an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in reservoir characterisation in the discipline.
This year, Shell Refinery Celebrates 50 Years with the Community. The Company has grown progressively since its establishment in 1963, with community acceptance being one of its pillars of success.
Country Media Relations
Norhayati Sulaiman-Adzhar, N.Sulaiman@shell.com, +603 23851307
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