Twenty-seven students receive UTAR-Jinbodhi bursary

Front row from left: Prof Goi, Teacher Ling Shan, Prof Dato’ Ewe and Teacher Fu Han with academic staff, BMCF Committee members and bursary recipients

The Bodhi Meditation Charity Foundation (BMCF) presented financial aid to 27 students from UTAR. The bursary presentation ceremony was held on 1 February 2024 at Sungai Long Campus.

Present at the ceremony were of Bodhi Meditation Charity Foundation Chairman Teacher Ling Shan, Bodhi Meditation Charity Foundation Board of Trustee Teacher Fu Han, BMCF Committee members, UTAR President Ir Prof Dato’ Dr Ewe Hong Tat, UTAR Vice President for Internationalisation and Academic Development Ir Prof Dr Goi Bok Min, M. Kandiah Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Dean Prof Dr Thong Meow Keong, Centre for Foundation Studies (Sungai Long Campus) Deputy Director Ms Pua Gaik Hong, Faculty of Creative Industries Dean Dr David Tneh Cheng Eng, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Assoc Prof Ts Dr Lee Kim Yee, scholarship recipients, staff and students.

Teacher Ling Shan (left) and Prof Dato’ Ewe delivering their speech

Prof Dato’ Ewe said, “I urge you to embrace this assistance, let it fuel your academic excellence, and build a brighter future for yourself. As you progress in your future endeavours, remember the importance of giving back and extending a helping hand to those in need. My deepest appreciation to Bodhi Meditation Charity Foundation for their unwavering support in fulfilling our mission of providing quality education for all.”

Teacher Ling Shan said, “Congratulations to the recipients as you deserve this financial support. We wish you a good future. Thanks to UTAR for such collaboration to produce talents for the future. We strongly believe that students in need of financial assistance should not be denied a good education; education is the only way to change their lives for the better. We hope the students will appreciate this opportunity and bring a positive impact to society.”

During a sharing session, the recipients shared their gratitude messages and how the bursary had brought relief to their respective families.

From left: Chak, Dang and Kang sharing their messages

Chak Wen Fang, who is currently pursuing Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Retail Management, expressed her appreciation for being chosen as one of the bursary recipients. She shared, “I am thankful for this opportunity. The bursary has relieved my grandparents’ burdens. It means a great deal to them. I will do well in my studies and use my best effort to contribute back to society.”

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Accounting student Dang Yun Xin said, “The bursary became a lifeline for my family, opening doors for me to pursue tertiary studies and personal growth. I am committed to excelling academically and making a positive impact on society in the future.”

Kang Song Seng from Bachelor of Science (Honours) Dietetics said, “This financial support gives me the means to continue my learning journey with confidence.  It has brought a positive change to my family’s financial situation. In future, I hope to serve the community by educating the public on the importance of nutrition to reduce the risk of diseases.”

From left: Lew, P. Liganashwary and Ng expressing thanks for the bursary

Foundation in Science student Lew Yu Yang said, “It gives me great pleasure to accept this UTAR-JinBodhi Bursary. The UTAR-JinBodhi Bursary has lessened my family’s financial burden, which allows me to pursue my dream of getting tertiary education. Getting the bursary has inspired me to put in more effort and strive for outstanding academic performance.”

P. Liganashwary, who is studying Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Accounting, said, “This bursary allows me to focus on my studies without worrying about the financial stress. I’m glad that the foundation recognised the value of education in transforming lives. Your investment in my education is an investment in a better life for all.”

Ng Pin Qian from Foundation in Science shared, “I was overjoyed when I knew I was selected as one of the recipients to receive the financial support which eased my financial worries of studying in UTAR. I strongly believe that pursuing tertiary education is the key to improving my family circumstances. I aspire to be a giver in the future; giving opportunity and hope to those in need. Helping others is about action and I believe that even a small action can make a significant impact.”

From left: Prof Goi, Prof Dato’ Ewe, Teacher Ling Shan and Teacher Fu Han with the recipients (middle)

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