KUCHING: Fifty-four students in Kuching region who excelled in their studies were picked for the KTS Foundation study bursaries.
The KTS bursary awards were introduced in 2009 for deserving secondary school students in the state who have achieved good school examination results and are from low-income families.
Each bursary comprises of RM200 cash and a free subscription of either Utusan Borneo or See Hua Daily News newspaper for one year.
“The main objectives (of the bursary) are to reduce the financial burden of parents, motivate the students to strive for academic excellence and promote a good reading habit,” said KTS Foundation Study Bursary committee member Wong Sing Seng at the presentation ceremony yesterday.
This year, a total of 177 students from 62 participating schools have been selected for the awards.
The presentation yesterday was for Kuching region while those in other areas will be held in Sibu and Miri, he said.
KTS Foundation does not only offer study bursaries to secondary school students, but also grants donations to schools and scholarships for tertiary education to the employees of KTS Group, their children and the children of the subscribers of its three local newspapers, See Hua Daily News, The Borneo Post and Utusan Borneo, said Wong.
The foundation also gives special incentive cash awards to the children of the group’s staff who excelled in their higher secondary school public examinations in tandem with one of the foundation’s objectives of promoting the advancement of education in the state.