PIDM awarded scholarships to 23 students pursuing tertiary education

207 undergraduates received scholarships since 2010

Kuala Lumpur, 26 September 2022: Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM) awarded scholarships to 23 students under the PIDM Undergraduate Scholarship Programme recently in an award ceremony graced by their family members, scholars from last year’s programme and graduating scholars, as well as PIDM’s senior management.
The scholarship programme has entered its 13th year since its first inception in 2010 and has to date awarded 207 scholarships to students pursuing various courses of study. 
Rafiz Azuan Abdullah, the Chief Executive Officer of PIDM, said that PIDM remained dedicated in supporting deserving Malaysian students to pursue and complete their higher education. PIDM received 690 applications for this year’s programme.
“We’ve seen the difference our support has made for our scholars, who were able to chart a brighter future for themselves and their families upon completing their higher education. The PIDM Undergraduate Scholarship Programme is a testament to our commitment in developing future talents and leaders. We hope that by investing in them, they can fulfil their ambition and eventually contribute to the betterment of society and the country,” said Rafiz.
Norazimah Binti Muhammad Rizuan from Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, said she was grateful to be selected as one of the beneficiaries. Her family was financially impacted by the passing of her stepfather recently, and she hopes to help her single mother and reduce the family’s financial strain with the scholarship.
“My family depended a lot on my late stepfather. When he was still with us, my family was ecstatic to hear the news about the scholarship. I strongly encourage students to apply for the scholarship, and make the most of the programme,” said Norazimah, who will continue her Bachelor in Accounting degree at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).
Aravind a/l Supramaniam, who hails from Ipoh, Perak, said he found out about the scholarship programme online and was glad that he took up his seniors’ advice to apply.
“With the scholarship, I can focus on my studies without worry and study hard to become a successful Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineer,” said Aravind who will be pursuing a Bachelor in Computer Science (AI) degree at Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM).
Low Jun Wai, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Management degree at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), spoke about how glad he was to be selected because the scholarship allows him to purchase textbooks and takes care of his university fees. Due to income instability within his household and as he has two sisters who are still studying, Jun Wai can now take the weight off his parents’ shoulders.
“I dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur. Apart from the scholarship, the mentorship programme available can guide me during my study. If possible, I would like to do my internship with PIDM and gain all the important experience before joining the workforce,” Jun Wai added.
Under the PIDM Undergraduate Scholarship Programme, scholars receive bond-free financial assistance that covers their education fees, cost of living, and all study-related materials. Aside from the scholarship provided, PIDM offers mentorship opportunities from PIDM employees and scholarship programme alumni, including the option to do their internship with PIDM.
For more information about the PIDM Undergraduate Scholarship Programme, visit the PIDM website.  Videos on our scholars are available here.

Issued by:
Corporate Communication Department,
Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia.
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