Monday, August 10

Honda Dream Fund open for applications

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KUALA LUMPUR: Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Malaysia, has re-opened application for the 2010 Honda Dream Fund (HDF) from yesterday until March 31 to pick 20 scholars who want to pursue their dreams through education.The RM1 million disbursed under the HDF was a way of giving back to the Malaysian community, said Honda Malaysia managing director and chief executive officer Toru Takahashi.

Into its fourth year, the HDF has brought hopes to 60 scholars with three of the first batch students already graduated.

Since inception of the fund in April 2007, the UNDP has been involved in the project to manage and oversee the scholarship awards, ensuring unbiased awards and fund disbursements.

In 2008 and 2009, the HDF had reached out to communities in rural areas and visited schools around Klang Valley, Sabah, Sarawak, Pahang, Perak and Kedah and this year efforts would be continued towards communities in rural areas in Kelantan, Terengganu, Sabah, Perak and Klang Valley.

Meanwhile, the application is open to Malaysians aged between 17 and 24 who have at least completed and passed their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia or Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia.

Other criteria are candidates should have less than RM1,500 in combined household income a month and not receiving any bursaries from other organisations, agencies or government.

Application forms can be downloaded from HDF website (www.honda.com.my/hdf).

Application forms were also available in major newspapers from yesterday. — Bernama