Saturday, October 1

Cash awards await outstanding SPM and STPM students


KUCHING: The Sarawak Timber Association (STA) through its subsidiary company STA Mutual Sdn Bhd (STAM) is calling for outstanding STPM and SPM students to apply for its cash awards.

The association in a statement yesterday said the award, started last year, aims to develop and improve the welfare of communities in Sarawak irrespective of race or creed.

“STA through STAM continues its effort to provide cash awards to outstanding SPM and STPM students who sat for the examination in 2016.

“This project is part of STA’s corporate social responsibility efforts in recognising and encouraging students who excel,” it said.

Last year, STAM gave cash awards to 449 students in the SPM category and 168 students in the STPM category. To apply for the award, applicants must be Sarawakians or of Sarawakian parentage; obtained a minimum of 8As in SPM or 2As in STPM sat for in schools located in Sarawak in year 2016.

“Students who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply,” said the statement.

Application forms can be downloaded from STA’s official website at

Send the completed application form together with certified copies of certificates or transcripts supported by all required documents to STA Mutual Sdn Bhd, 11th Floor, Wisma STA, 26, Jalan Datuk Abang Abdul Rahim, 93450 Kuching, Sarawak by April 17.

Only completed application forms will be considered and the decision by the STA Cash Awards Selection Panel is final.

Should the number of applications received before the closing date exceed the number of cash awards allocated, applications will be selected based on results and when the application is received.

The list of names of successful applicants will be published on the STA website ( three months after the closing date.

Successful applicants will receive cash awards of RM550 for SPM or RM650 for STPM.

STA is a trade association formed on Aug 7, 1971 by three timber associations in Sarawak. STA represents about 400 member companies dealing with the forest industry and timber trade including forest plantations.

For more information, contact Thresa Aji or Miriam

Hong at 082-332222 during office hours.