Ten IIUM Students Accorded with Azman Hashim – IIUM Ummatic Scholarship
L-R: Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Chairman, AmBank Group (seventh from right) and Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Zaleha Kamaruddin, Rector, IIUM (sixth from right) with the Senior Management of IIUM and AmBank Group, and the recipients of the fourth batch of the Azman Hashim – IIUM Ummatic Scholarship posing for a group photo after the presentation ceremony.
Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Chairman, AmBank Group presented ten undergraduate students from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (“IIUM”) with the Azman Hashim – IIUM Ummatic Scholarship at a ceremony held this afternoon at the Banquet Hall of Bangunan AmBank Group, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur.
The 10 recipients, eight Malaysians and two international students, were selected from various faculties / Kulliyyahs, ranging from the fields of Law, Economics and Management Sciences, Information and Communication Technology as well as Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences after a rigorous and stringent screening process.
The prestigious Azman Hashim – IIUM Ummatic Scholarship provides each recipient with a monthly allowance of RM600, annual book allowance of RM500 and a notebook worth RM2,500 for their use throughout the four years of their undergraduate studies. In addition, the scholarship also covers the tuition and hostel fees of the recipient. To date, there are 40 recipients of which 20 have graduated.
“I would like to congratulate all the recipients and it gives me great pleasure to present this scholarship to the 10 deserving recipients this afternoon. It is my hope that the scholarship will serve as a motivation for them to achieve excellence in their studies. The scholarship is made possible through an innovative concept of the IIUM Perpetual Endowment Property Fund, which provides a sustainable method to generate scholarship funds for poor students who excel in their studies,” said Tan Sri Azman Hashim.
The Ceremony was also attended by the Rector of International Islamic University Malaysia, Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Zaleha Kamaruddin and Encik Eqhwan Mokhzanee, Chief Executive Officer, AmBank Islamic Berhad.
“It is indeed an honour for IIUM, particularly our students to be conferred the Azman Hashim – IIUM Ummatic Scholarship. The presentation of such a prestigious scholarship has proven to be a recognition of IIUM students’ talent and excellence in their studies,” said Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Zaleha Kamaruddin.
The scholarship award, which was first initiated in 2012, is funded by the net rental proceeds from the Azman Hashim Complex, located at the main IIUM Gombak campus. The development of the building was sponsored by Yayasan Azman Hashim in 2008 and is currently managed by the IIUM Endowment Fund (“IEF”) of the University along the principles of endowment where only the proceeds from the rental income are channeled into the scholarship.
The Azman Hashim Foundation was established primarily for education with focus on sustainability, welfare of the poor and to alleviate human suffering.