Jaya Suprana from the Indonesian Museum of Records (MURI) presented a certificate to the Eka Tjipta Foundation, a non-profit organization under one of the country’s largest conglomerates, Sinar Mas Group, for granting “the largest number of scholarships for undergraduate students during certain period”.
“Eka Tjipta Foundation has sincerely presented its best to our nation regardless of groups and religions, and has contributed to humanity,” Jaya said Friday during a ceremony attended by Deputy Education Minister Fasli Jalal, Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry youth affairs expert staffer Facruddin, and Central Jakarta Mayor Sylviana Murni.
During the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 academic years, as many as 2,018 underprivileged students have benefitted from the scholarships, which cover tuition fees, living costs, a book allowance and student association fees. Currently, these students are studying at 30 universities throughout the country. (lnd)