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Texas Instruments presents TI Star Student Scholarship award, textbooks to two universities in Malaysia

Dec 20, 2011

bangi, Selangor (Dec. 20, 2011) – Texas Instruments (TI) Melaka presented five undergraduate students the TI Star Student Scholarship award in a ceremony held at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Bangi, Selangor campus.

TI, through its $100,000 donation to the Asia Foundation, will provide scholarship funds over four years to low-income students pursuing a degree in science and engineering. The grant also includes a donation of up-to-date engineering texts and materials for the two partner universities: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Universiti Malaya (UM).

The five students selected to receive the TI Star Student Scholarship award are Martin Anak Lampun, Lim Ken Chuan, Muhammad Farid Anuar and Ali Reyzza Zulkifli, who are pursuing a degree in Electronics at UKM and Chiong Yik Hong, who is pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering in UM.

Presenting the students their awards were Mr. Tan Hoo Hin, Managing Director of TI Melaka, Professor Dr. Saran Kaur Gill, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Industry and Community Partnerships, of University Kebangsaan Malaysia and Ms. Anthea Mulakala, The Asia Foundation Country Representative for Malaysia. Also present were representatives from both TI Malaysia and TI Melaka as well as UKM officials.

In his speech, Mr Tan highlighted TI’s strong commitment to improving the education of science, technology engineering and math (STEM) in the communities it operates in and urged the recipients to use this opportunity they have been given to make a difference.

Prof. Dr. Saran in her speech thanked TI and The Asia Foundation for choosing UKM as one of their partner universities, and called for more of such collaborative efforts between the two.

Also announced at the ceremony was an initial grant of $25,000 from TI to The Asia Foundation for their Books for Asia Program. Through this grant more than 12,000 new books will be distributed to schools in and around Melaka.

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