Maxis Rewards 21 Young Malaysians With Maxis Scholarship

Maxis enriches lives of customers & employees’ children with merit-based scholarships

Maxis Berhad (“Maxis”), Malaysia’s leading integrated communications provider, presented 21 brilliant young Malaysians with the Maxis Scholarship for Excellence Awards (MSEA) today; bringing them a big step closer to their dream of distinction in their selected fields. These students will pursue undergraduate programmes locally and abroad. The awards were presented by the Deputy Minister of Higher Education I, YB Dato’ Dr. Hou Kok Chung and Maxis’ Chairman, Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad bin Raja Tun Uda.

The scholarships help to carve a direct path for new Malaysian talent by providing them with life-changing opportunities and access to prestigious universities in Malaysia and other parts of the world. Since its inception in 2005, Maxis has successfully awarded 78 undergraduate scholarships and the company is the first integrated communications service provider to offer merit-based scholarships to children of customers and employees.


Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad bin Raja Tun Uda, Chairman of Maxis said, “The Maxis Scholarship for Excellence programme demonstrates our commitment in nurturing young Malaysian talent by opening crucial doors to the finest education and 21st century technology skills. As a leader in an industry that is continuously scaling steep learning curves from the ongoing adoption of new technologies, we are acutely aware of the importance of putting in place the right people to drive these seismic shifts in industry and technology. This is why Maxis has always put its weight behind education-related initiatives that support exceptional talent.”

“We are also pleased to be directly enriching the lives of our customers and employees by offering them and their children merit-based scholarships. Our scholarships are not limited to fields related to communications technology alone as Maxis understands that today, communications cuts through industries and influences commerce and culture. As Maxis moves into the Life Services sphere, we can appreciate the direct impact that excellence and innovation in other sectors – such as entertainment, education, healthcare – has on our own.

“The Government has often emphasised that we need a new breed of Malaysians who can lead this country’s charge into its new future by pushing new breakthroughs in their chosen fields, both locally and also globally. In this context, Maxis is proud to be a partner to the Malaysian Government in building a high performing, world-class workforce that will support the Government’s national vision of a high income nation,” he added.

Speaking at the ceremony, YB Dato’ Dr. Hou Kok Chung, Deputy Minister of Higher Education I said, “The Maxis Scholarship for Excellence programme is a shining example of how a private sector player can support the Government by helping young people reach their true potential; so that we can have a diverse Malaysian talent pool that will in turn help to drive the national vision. This CSR undertaking by MAXIS is very welcomed and also appreciated by the Ministry of Higher Education.”

Maxis received over 1,000 applications this year and 21 of the best applicants were selected after a rigorous process of selection by a highly regarded panel of discerning judges, specifically Professor Dato’ Dr. Ibrahim Ahmad Bajunid, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of INTI International University; Professor Datuk Dr. Roziah Omar, Director of Leadership Academy at the Ministry of Higher Education and Associate Professor Dr. Stefanie Pillai, Director of UM Centre for Industrial Training & Relations. Current and previous recipients have gained admittance to courses in the fields of their choice at prestigious universities in Malaysia and other parts of the world, including the London School of Economics, King’s College of London, University of Oxford, Imperial College of London, Columbia University, Harvard Business School, University Malaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, University Teknologi Malaysia, Monash University and International Medical University. This year, Maxis will be investing up to RM8.13 million in the scholarship programme for postgraduate and undergraduate students.

Siti Syafiqah Daud, a scholarship recipient, who will pursue a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Sydney said, “It is certainly an honour to be associated with Maxis, Malaysia’s most admired company, in my pursuit to become a top corporate accountant. Malaysia will require many professional talents to realize the objectives of the Economic Transformation Programme which will position Malaysia as a high income developed nation by 2020. With international exposure and as a professional accountant, I hope to contribute in the development of sustainable business and economy by ensuring accountability and integrity in financial and other information safeguarding the interests of all stakeholders including the general public.”

Ho Ping Ping, a Maxis employee of 11 years, was delighted that her son, Peter Heng, had received a scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Philosophy and Economics at the London School of Economics. She said, “We are very grateful that Maxis has such a beneficial award for deserving children of staff. Given the prestige of being a Maxis scholar, many doors will be opened for Peter in his pursuit of further education and future career opportunities. I am very fortunate, proud and blessed to be part of the Maxis family.”

Over the years, Maxis has sustained a series of annual projects that aim to bridge the digital divide by equipping youth with technology-related skills. These projects include its Maxis Cyberkids flagship project, the ASEAN Cyberkids Camp and the Maxis Content Challenge. Maxis recently launched the Maxis Integrated Partner for Education (“MIPE”) programme across eight universities nationwide, with benefits for up to 80,000 local students. The MIPE programme is a fully integrated suite of communications solutions which enriches campus life for tertiary institutions. Maxis is also dedicated to cultivating a skilled workforce through its state-of-the-art Maxis Academy. In addition, Maxis has embarked on smart device partnership offerings to key educational institutions such as the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology and Sri Cempaka, ensuring that they were first amongst education providers to adopt the iPhone as part of their learning environments.

Maxis first launched its prestigious MSEA Postgraduate programme in 2005 to support high-achieving Malaysian graduates wishing to pursue postgraduate studies and research at top universities abroad. In September 2008, the scope of this programme was subsequently enlarged to encompass the MSEA Undergraduate Programme which is open to Malaysian citizens who have been Maxis postpaid customers for a minimum period of one year (or the Malaysian children of these customers) and also to the children of Maxis employees. There are two windows of undergraduate application in a year. The first window for 2011 is currently open until May 10 2011, with the next opportunity coming up in November / December 2011. For further details, please visit



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