KUALA LUMPUR: When Syaza Khalisah Sulaiman, 20, from University Malaya applied for a grant from the Deloitte Scholarship Awards 2019, never did she think that she would be on the receiving end of a RM45,000 grant, which will help towards paying off her three-year undergraduate Bachelor of Accounting course.
As deserving recipients of the awards this year, Syaza Khalisah alongside Ku Nurfarzana Ku Fauzi, 20, Associate of Chartered Certified Accounts qualifications from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and Ong Fang Lin, 23, Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) from Tunku Abdul Rahman University College were hand-picked from an extensive list of brilliant and talented applicants nationwide.
Into its second year now, the Deloitte Scholarship 2019 offers accountancy students from recognised local universities more than just financial aid.
The programme gives scholarship recipients the opportunity to take part in personal development programmes, one-on-one coaching sessions, experience in various Deloitte corporate social responsibility initiatives as well as potential permanent employment with the firm.
Carefully selecting outstanding students with academic excellence from a poorer socio-economic background, the scholarship offers recipients an education grant of RM15,000 per academic undergraduate year, internships and permanent job placement with Deloitte, and a chance of full sponsorship to pursue future professional accounting qualifications.
“As the leading professional services organisation in the world, Deloitte is committed to developing young talent to become future leaders of the world.
“With this scholarship programme, which include one-on-one personal coaching by senior Deloitte partners throughout the scholarship period, the selected students are exposed to experiential and practical learning which are imperative building blocks to their future successes,” said Deloitte Malaysia country managing partner and chief executive officer, Yee Wing Peng.
“More importantly, we want to show our strongest support to home-grown talent in our local universities by offering these deserving students not only financial support but also an opportunity to achieve their fullest potential, through a structured programme that starts in university and subsequently nurture them to become professional accountants with Deloitte,” he said.
Since the inception of the scholarship in 2018, Deloitte Malaysia has committed to awarding a total financial commitment of close to RM300,000 to six recipients; the number is set to grow further moving forward.
The recipients of the awards are selected based on various criterias, including financial needs, academic merits, learning desire, and aspiration to make an impact to the society.
The Deloitte Scholarship 2019 is funded by Yayasan Deloitte KassimChan, a foundation established in 1984 with the objective of receiving and administering funds for education, scientific and charitable purposes.
Deloitte is a leading professional services firm globally. It is the world’s largest professional services firm in terms of revenues, service breadth and capabilities.
In Malaysia, it has over 50 years of history and a long tradition of excellence, offering dedicated services in audit and assurance, tax, risk advisory, financial advisory and consulting.
Today, Deloitte Malaysia has over 2,000 professionals in eight offices across the country.
Details about Deloitte Scholarship Awards can be obtained from Deloitte Malaysia website at www.deloitte.com/my.