Climbing the ladder to success

“There is no substitute for hard work” - Thomas A. Edison

210 students were awarded scholarships for their exceptional academic achievements at the Scholarships and Awards Ceremony on 17 May 2018.

“Congratulations to all recipients. This award is something you should be proud of, as it is a significant highlight of your time here. With the dawn of a new era for this nation, I look forward to working with you in the future, contributing to this time in this nation’s history,” said Professor Andrew Walker, Monash Malaysia President and Pro Vice-Chancellor.

Sharing their experiences as former scholarship recipients, Cheng Hong Sheng and Ng Kien Ming, shared about how receiving the scholarships was beneficial to their growth.

“I will be graduating as a Chemical Engineer in a few weeks! Receiving the scholarship made reality this dream of mine.  When I left home four years ago, I was excited but at the same time a little scared of the prospects of being at a university. But today as I stand here, I am proud to say that I made the right choice. There was always someone to guide me every step of the way - my lecturers, my seniors, and my friends. Every encounter and experience gained here has been enriching and will stay with me as lifelong memories,” Ng Kien Ming shared.

Cheng Hong Sheng shared his experience being a recipient of the Monash University Malaysia Merit Scholarship for his PhD studies with School of Science. “I still remember being a member of the audience for this very occasion more than three years ago. We can see, with the rapid expansion and constant change around campus, Monash is taking some big steps to create a conducive environment. However, the improvements here are not just limited to infrastructure. In terms of research, the campus has also developed different visions and focus. While the research direction of the university is getting more and more focused and specific, we, the postgraduate research students are benefiting greatly and picking up more skills. Aside from conventional research skills, we are given the chance to attend a wide variety of training sessions or courses ranging from leadership, management, programing, and career-planning.”

The Ceremony recognised scholars from seven scholarship categories:-

  • Jeffrey Cheah Foundation - Monash Equity Scholarship
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) Scholarship
  • Monash High Achiever Awards (For new students)
  • Monash High Achiever Awards (For continuing students)
  • Graduate Research Pathway Scholarship
  • Graduate Research Merit Scholarship
  • Monash Pharmacy Excellence Scholarship

For more information on our scholarships, please click here.

Congratulations and well done to all scholarships and awards recipients!