Financial aid for UMT underprivileged students
Last Update: 29/08/2019
KUALA TERENGGANU, Aug 29 -- Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) has allocated a financial assistance of RM180,000 for 600 students from low income households (B40), who will be enrolling on Sept 3.
UMT vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Nor Aieni Mokhtar said the special aid would be distributed among underprivileged students regardless of race or religion.
She said the fund-raising was facilitated by staff of UMT Sultan Mahmud Islamic Centre (SMICE) headed by its director, Dr Riswadi Azmi.
"The university is proud that more recipients will benefit from the funds as compared to last year, as the amount raised had doubled.
“Among recipients of this special assistance is Nor Izra Zulaikha Ismail from Rantau Panjang whose family hardship had prevented her from furthering her studies, as shared on social media recently,” she said in a statement today.
Nor Aieni added that accommodation would also be provided at PISM, for families of prospective students who are coming from afar, under the caravanserai programme.