PUTRAJAYA: As part of Heriot-Watt University’s 200th Anniversary and history of widening access to education, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (“HWUM” or the “University”) has introduced the 1821 Appeal Project Malaysia to support students from B40 communities.
HWUM will be awarding 20 full scholarships including cost of living subsidy through the initiative to students from these communities, in the next two years.
Through the 1821 Appeal Project Malaysia, the University aims to narrow the education gap and to provide equal access to high-quality UK education through Heriot-Watt University to these students.
The opportunity is extended to talented SPM, STPM, and UEC students, enabling them to improve their quality of life and attain their dreams. The University aspires to extend the initiative to deserving students until the year 2035.
HWUM Provost and Chief Executive Officer Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, says: “Many students from B40 families in Malaysia do not have the opportunity to access the world-class, global education they deserve for a multitude of reasons caused by their families’ financial position.
“Through a ground-breaking new programme of scholarships which include pastoral care, students are mentored by senior students throughout their studies, our 1821 Appeal Project Malaysia aims to support more young Malaysians from underserved segments of our community to study with us, increasing equal opportunities for these students to discover their purpose in life, and to mobilise that purpose into positive impact on the world,” he added.
HWUM launched the HWUM 1821 Appeal Project with an Aspiration Workshop that was attended by over 50 students from all over Malaysia.
The Aspiration workshop is a global platform for students from underserved communities to learn and develop leadership skills from HWUM, in preparation for their examinations, study life, leading to the selection process of any scholarship programme offered by the University.
During the workshop, Professor Mushtak encouraged students to use positive language to share empowering stories to impact the world. He also discussed the power of gratitude, shared tips on remaining positive and resilient, and time management to future-proof their dreams.
The students were also very interactive throughout the workshop where they shared positive messages with each other.
“I am grateful and pleased that I attended this meaningful and empowering workshop,” said a student participant during the virtual Aspiration Workshop.
At HWUM, students are empowered to become future-ready and purpose-driven leaders beyond academic excellence; all of which are part of its unique Positive Education approach.
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia will be organising the next series of the Aspiration Workshop in February 2022, which is a Study Camp focusing on revisions of subjects to prepare students for their examination.
Students from B40 families are invited to participate and applications for the scholarship are currently open for deserving SPM, STPM and UEC students to join our Foundation and Undergraduate programmes.
For more information on how to apply for the 1821 Appeal Project Malaysia scholarship, kindly visit https://www.hw.ac.uk/malaysia/study/scholarships/1821-appeal-project-malaysia-scholarship.htm.
For more information on Heriot-Watt University Malaysia and its world class programmes, kindly visit https://www.hw.ac.uk/malaysia/about/campus.html