On 27 August 2013, Putrajaya Perdana Berhad (PPB) has awarded another eight new scholars for the PPB Scholarship Programme. Besides the eight new scholars and some previous scholars, the event which took place at PPB headquarters in Precinct 16, Putrajaya was also attended by family members of the scholars.
Through scholarship, PPB hopes to build a better future for the deserving and needy Malaysian students who would otherwise be denied for higher education due to financial constraints. This scholarship award was first introduced in 2006 and to date, RM1.08 million has been awarded to almost 70 scholars . Successful scholars are selected among the local students with specific courses mainly civil/Structural Engineering, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Building/Construction Management. The students families' families'financial background is also taken into account where priorities are given to those students who are financially challenged.
"As part of our corporate responsibility to the community and for the well-being of the future generations, we see this programme as our contribution to provide educational opportunities especially to those eligible and needy students", said the Executive Chairman of PPB.
Upon graduation, these successful scholars will be offered an employment opportunity with PPB. This will create a promising career path for these young scholars.