30 top SPM students get national scholarships
KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty outstanding 2009 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) students who scored A+ in all subjects are recipients of the inaugural 2010 National Scholarship.
They will pursue studies in the disciplines of their choice at leading universities of the world recognised by the government, said a statement from the Prime Minister's Office.
The scholarship was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when he tabled the 2010 Budget in Parliament in October last year to reward students who excelled in their studies.
He said then that the national scholarship would be awarded to 30 creme de la creme students strictly based on merit to enable them further their education in world-renowned universities.
The statement said the students would attend preparatory courses at centres in the country designated by the government.
It said each of these students was required to attain a certain level of excellence at the preparatory course to qualify for studies abroad.
As of this year, the government had decided to sponsor most outstanding SPM students to pursue education for their first degree at leading universities in the country and abroad.
"This sponsorship programme is aimed at providing prestigious scholarships for outstanding SPM students in the effort to produce quality human capital to ensure the nation's continuity capabilities in the future," the statement said.
Gladys Tan, the best student of 2009 SPM, said soon after getting her results on March 11 that her ambition was to become a lecturer in biology or a related discipline. - Bernama.
Following is the list of the students:
1. Gladys Tan Yee Kim (SMK Green Road, Kuching)
2. Grace Kiew Sze-Ern (SMK Perempuan Sri Aman, Petaling Jaya, Selangor)
3. Khadijah Ahmad Jais (SM Agama Persekutuan, Labu, Negri Sembilan)
4. Akmal Hidayat Sabri (SMK Derma, Kangar)
5. Syamilah Mahali (Tunku Kurshiah College, Seremban)
6. Amelia Lee Wei Ling (SMK Taman Melawati, Gombak, Selangor)
7. Nur Syuhadah Muhamad (SM Sains Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra, Kota Baru)
8. Lai Yin Kwin (SMK Tinggi Malacca)
9. Corinne Gunn Huey Min (SMK Taman Melawati, Gombak, Selangor)
10. Hu May Khei (SMK Convent, Taiping, Perak)
11. Muhammad Amal Aiman Mohd Yusof (Mara Junior Science College (MRSM) Kota Baru)
12. Kuah Jia Ying (SMK Bukit Jambul, Penang)
13. Chean Chung Shen (SMK Methodist (ACS) Sitiawan)
14. Ahmad Zhafir Zulkfli alias Zulkifli (Integrated Fully Residential School (SBPI) Temerloh)
15. Goh Diangde (SMK Derma, Kangar)
16. Ameenah Azman (Tunku Kurshiah College, Seremban)
17. Erin Chuah Wei Yen (SMK Seri Bintang Utara, Kuala Lumpur)
18. Mohamad Syukri Azmi (MRSM Kota Baru)
19. Muhammad Syafiq Kamarulzaman (SBPI Selandar)
20. Neelam Devi Nath (SMK Buloh Kasap, Segamat, Johor)
21. Ooi Hui Lynn (SMK Convent Green Lane, Penang)
22. Nurliyana Sanusi (MRSM Kota Baru)
23. Gan Li Fang (SMK Tun Mamat, Tangkak, Johor)
24. Muhammad Sallehuddin Mansor (SMK Matang, Perak)
25. Muhammad Izzat Solihuddin (MRSM Tun Ghafar Baba, Jasin, Malacca)
26. Nurizzati Zainal Nazeri (Saad Foundation College, Malacca)
27. Khairunnisa Che Bahrun (Maahad Ahmadi Arabic School, Tanah Merah, Kelantan)
28. Nurulaida Mohd Darus (SBPI Jempol, Negeri Sembilan)
29. Loh Sook Yin (SMK Tinggi St David, Melaka)
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