As many as 33 students of UGM have received scholarships from Tanoto Foundation. The presentation was done in the Multimedia Room UGM on Thursday (31/8), attended by UGM Director of Student Affairs, Dr. Senawi, M.P and Head of Scholarship Tanoto Foundation Program, Tonny Victor H.H.
Senawi appreciated Tanoto Foundation that has provided the scholarships which are a form of care from partners such as Tanoto Foundation to help educate the citizens.
"UGM students always find a breakthrough to be able to make contributions to state development by helping resolve national problems,” said Senawi.
He added each year 30 percent of new UGM students from underpriviledged families were funded for their studies. So, UGM continues to look for partners that care about education.
"Apart from the one with Tanoto, with Taher Foundation we’re ready to launch a brand new scholarship, special excellence scholarship which is the only one running at universities. It will free students from tuitions, boarding costs, etc, because we want to generate a generation of Indonesian leaders who are better,” he said.
Tonny explained there were 33 student recipients of National Champion Scholarship and Regional Champion Scholarship from Tanoto Foundation. Since December 2016 selections were done and this time it was the highest recipients compared to other universities that have partnership with Tanoto Foundation.
Tonny added Tanoto Foundation also provided scholarship for high school students from North Sumatra, Riau and Jambi that had beed admitted at UGM. Four students have been sent to the university that are expected to later work at the company.
"In total, there are 39 scholarship recipients at UGM," said Victor.
Tonny described the students would receive the scholarships for eight semesters. The amount of the scholarship for undergraduate is a maximum of 5 million per semester and graduate 15 million per semester.