There were more than hundred applications from students who applied for the Dato’ Lee Chong Wei KDU Education Group Scholarship 2012. Some were merely a fan of his, some were sports enthusiasts, some were enthusiastic about their dreams and making it real, some wanted to show their inspirational side of story, and some, were students who dare to dream.
However, only ten selected ones received the scholarship. The scholarship presentation ceremony took place at KDU University College, Damansara Jaya campus on 18th January 2012.
Dato’ Lee Chong Wei, the KDU Education Group brand ambassador, has been an inspirational icon to many, despite the age of different generations. He has a huge following of fans and followers. He has been through thick and thin, faced many challenges and obstacles, but his strong spirit and will made him one of many that stood out. Today, he is the World’s number 1 Badminton Player.
About Dato’ Lee Chong Wei - KDU Education Group Scholarship 2012:
The scholarships are awarded to applicants who are able to demonstrate their determination to achieve their dreams. The scholarship covers the tuition fee as well as the registration fee for the entire duration of the programme offered. Upon announcement of the scholarship, applicants send in a personal statement to demonstrate his/her determination and perseverance to realize his/her potential. Applicants with the most inspirational personal statement will be short-listed for an interview with the scholarship committee.
“I’d like to start by congratulating Dato’ Lee on his superb start to 2012 by winning the Korea open and Malaysia Open Championships consecutively! Let’s give him a big hand! This scholarship was mooted with the intention to motivate students to set challenging personal goals for themselves and to work hard towards achieving these goals. This scholarship is different from other scholarships in that it is not an academic scholarship - nor a sports scholarship - nor a scholarship for needy students.”
Datin’ Teh Geok Lian (CEO, KDU Education Group) continued,
“To those who have not been selected, I urge them not to give up on their dream.Among today’s scholarship winners, we have those who aspire to be doctors, lawyers, engineers, chefs and both national and international sportsmen. All of them come from different backgrounds, but what they all have in common is that all of them ‘dare to dream’ and ‘dare to achieve’. Thank you everyone for being here today to support our educational aspirations and nation-building initiative. We will now continue with the scholarship presentation,” Datin Teh said during her speech.
Ten deserving students were chosen after the selection rounds and interviews. These students are students who dare to dream and has successfully demonstrated their will, determination and drive to achieve their ambitions.
The scholarship certificate was presented by Dato’ Teo Chiang Quan (Executive Chairman, KDU University College) and Dato’ Lee Chong Wei.
From left: KDU UC scholars (Dylan Tan, New Su Ann, Por Yit Kent, Priscilla Balakrishnan, Shanti Melanie Lerk Nee), Mrs AK Chan (Academic Director, Sri KDU Schools), Mr Ong Keng Siew (Director, KDU UC), Datin Teh Geok Lian (CEO, The KDU Education Group), Dato’ Lee Chong Wei, Dato’ Teo Chiang Quan (Executive Chairman, KDU UC), Prof. Dr Teoh Kok Soo (Vice Chancellor, KDU UC), Sanjay Govind Nair (Sri KDU scholar), Dr. Tan Hui Leng (Deputy Vice Chancellor, KDU UC), Falonnie Chin (Sri KDU scholar), Lim Ai Lynn and Raj Krishna Roshan (KDU Penang scholar)
We are very proud indeed of the ten scholars that made it through. They deserve the scholarship by dreaming big and daring to dream. Not only did they had the passion and will, but strong determination as well. Shall these students enjoy the success of the award, towards achieving their goals and dreams. We wish them all the best!
Ong Ee Fen of S4 has been selected to represent Malaysia in the World Schools Debating Championship which will be held in South Africa in January 2012.
She is one of 5 students selected from government, private and international schools in Malaysia.
The selection process included workshops and many rounds of eliminations from an initial list of more than 60 shortlisted students.
A very elite group.
What an honour to have one of our students make the cut.
An eventful day it was at Sri KDU indeed. Greyson Chance, born on 16 August 1997, visited Sekolah Sri KDU in conjunction with our triumphant win in Hitz.fm’s ‘Get Greyson Chance To Your School!’ competition. Competing against hundreds of other Malaysian schools, the students of Sri KDU won the chance to have the web sensation visit and perform two of his singles at our school.
Without a doubt, Friday morning was abuzz, everyone smiling and anxious to see Greyson perform in front of their very eyes; it’s not every day that we get to have an international singing sensation in our midst.
Greyson Chance emerged onto the stage, greeted by screams and cheers from the audience. Bubbly and sweet, he definitely knows how to work a crowd. He belted out his first single, ‘Waiting Outside The Lines’ on the piano and by the first few seconds, it was clear that this boy has immense talent.
An amazing performance of his latest single, Unfriend You, followed suit and charmed our Sri KDU socks off. He had great stage presence; leaving the piano to use the microphone stand. Rocking the stage like an experienced artist, it was remarkable how, at such a young age, he seemed so comfortable and at ease onstage.
“Thank you everyone, you’ve been an amazing audience! Thank you so much, Sri KDU! Thanks, Malaysia,” he said, before leaving the stage for a short break.
After a while, he came back onstage to sign some of his albums. What was scheduled as a short autograph session went on for about an hour; the line seemed to never end. However, Greyson was gracious enough to sign every single album, changing into a t-shirt after signing about ten albums due to the heat.
… what a fitting finale to an academic year!