KOTA KINABALU: Twelve Sabahans has successfully being selected to receive the Shell
Education Excellence Awards in 2014 from out of 4,000 who applied nationwide.
They are among the 54 applicants who made the final cut after going through a stringent process,
said Shell Malaysia’s Director of Government Relations Rowina Ghazali.
“We believe in all-round excellence, and so you really are the cream of the crop-the top 12 out of
4,000 applicants,” said Rowina at the presentation ceremony at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort
The students received their scholarships from Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister cum
State Education Exco Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun.
Of the 12 recipients, Rowina said seven of them will continue their tertiary education in local
universities whilst five in overseas universities in various disciplines.
The scholarships presented is the company’s biggest social investment spend on educating young
Malaysians through the Shell Education Excellence Awards, and represented the company’s
commitment to working with Malaysia to develop its human capital, she said.
“We recognise that as Malaysia advances becoming a high income economy, it will need a larger
pool of professionals who are highly qualified and able to make the country more competitive,”
said Rowina on Shell’s complementary role in the country’s capability building programmes.
The company has invested over RM100 million in promoting educational excellence over the past
10 years by awarding scholarships and bursaries to outstanding young Malaysians, she said.
She said Shell Malaysia chooses its scholars by looking at other qualities in addition to academic
ability such as leadership, which is an important life-skill.
“The Shell Malaysia scholarship are awarded based on merit and are non-binding, but we do hope
you will come back to serve in our company,” said Rowina.
At the same event, Masidi who is also the state education exco also presented bursaries worth
RM750 each to outstanding students who excelled in their Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR)
examinations from throughout Sabah and Labuan.
The 110 students, identified with the help of the Sabah Education Department, received the
bursaries this year to motivate them to continue to excel in their studies as they continue their
upper secondary schooling.
Also present was State Education Department’s human resource development sector, head Datu
Jamigul Salin who represented its director Datuk Jame Alip.