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Tech companies offer US$22,000 in scholarships to Malaysians

AvantiKumar | Sept. 4, 2008
Scholarship package includes notebook PCs and cash
KUALA LUMPUR, 4 SEPTEMBER 2008 - Technology companies HP and AMD have joined forces to offer a Malaysian scholarship programme, which includes notebook PCs as well as cash support.

Called the HP & AMD Scholarship 2008 programme, the package is worth RM75,000 (US$22,000), inclusive of cash and three HP Pavilion tx2520au Entertainment Notebook PCs, powered by the AMD platform, for a total of three eligible undergraduate and post-graduate students to further pursue their studies.

According to the companies, the programme is non-bonding and open to all Malaysian citizens aged 30 years and younger who are pursuing their degree or Masters courses locally.

Candidates need to log on to to complete the submission form and answer a question creatively in no more than 150 words.

The scholarship application period began from August 11 until September 30.

A first between HP & AMD

This is the first time HP is working with AMD to have such a meaningful programme and we are really proud of it, said Danny Lee, HP's Country General Manager, Personal Systems Group. HP has always been committed in contributing to the education sector as well as others and this is only one of the many programmes that we have in the pipeline.

AMD Malaysia country manager Kevin Ho said: There are many talented individuals out there who seek the path of higher education in order to strengthen their knowledge base and further enhance their current skill sets. AMD is proud to work with HP to provide the opportunity for students who are seeking to achieve greater heights but lack the means necessary. We hope that this programme will help alleviate their financial burdens and thus produce leaders in the students' respective fields of expertise.


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