25 receive Shell scholarships

25 receive Shell scholarships
Source: NSTonline, 24/06/2008

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a joyous moment for S. Shobana Ghanam when she received her Shell Malaysia scholarship yesterday.

The 18-year-old, who obtained 12 1As in her Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, said it would ease her family's financial burden.

"I feel privileged to receive this scholarship as there are many who did well but are struggling to further their studies because of their financial background."

Shobana said she would be studying chemical engineering in Britain.

A total of 2,700 students applied for the scholarships but only 25 were selected. It will cover tuition fees and living expenses.

Ten students will pursue their higher education abroad while the rest will study in local universities.

Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Mohzani Abdul Wahab, who presented the awards, congratulated the recipients.

Shell Malaysia also rewarded five students with excellent Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia results. They received RM1,000 and a certificate each.

Twenty students who performed well in the SPM examination received RM800 each and a certificate.

Five schools with excellent Penilaian Menengah Rendah results received RM5,000 and a certificate each.

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