It was another historic moment and milestone for St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia (“SJII Malaysia”) as it unveiled its first International Baccalaureate Scholarship Programme (“SJII IB Scholarship”) in Malaysia. Recently held at the Tropicana Golf & Country Club, SJII IB Scholarship received two generous donations of RM1.5 million respectively from the Tropicana Foundation – a charity organization formed by Tropicana Corporation Berhad (“Tropicana”) as well as Lasallian Asian Partnerships for International Schools (“LAPIS”).
YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Danny Tan, Founder & Advisor of Tropicana Foundation and Tropicana Corporation Berhad later presented a mock cheque to Brother Thomas Lavin (“Brother Thomas”), the Brother President of SJII Malaysia whilst LAPIS was represented by Mr. Michael Sng, Director of LAPIS and Chairman & Board of Governors of SJII Malaysia. Also present to witness the cheque presentation ceremony were the senior management of Tropicana, Board of Governors of SJII Malaysia, the Senior Leadership Team of SJII Malaysia and Scholarship Fund Contributing Directors from LAPIS.
Mr. Michael Sng, Director of LAPIS and Chairman & Board of Governors of SJII Malaysia also took the opportunity to thank Tropicana for joining LAPIS in contributing to the Scholarship Fund. Tropicana strongly believes in the school’s mission and values. Its contribution to the SJII IB Scholarship Programme will help alleviate opportunities to deserving students to join SJII Malaysia. Tropicana is also a corporate partner of SJII Malaysia and has been instrumental in the construction of the campus. The scholarship will also provide full board and lodging, as well as some basic expenses for students living outside Klang Valley.
Applicants are expected to provide evidence of good academic performance and to demonstrate active participation & leadership in co-curricular activities. Dateline for applications will close on Friday, 19 February 2016 and scholarship tests will take place on Saturday, 27 February 2016. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a selection interview in March 2016.
The ceremony was witnessed by the senior management of Tropicana (from left to right): Mr. Dion Tan, Mr. Daniel Teh, Datuk Michael Tang, Dato’ Yau Kok Seng, Dato’ Dickson Tan. Meanwhile, LAPIS and SJII was represented by Brother Paul Ho, Mr. Dennis Tang, Ms. Loong Mei-Yin, Mr. Derek Loh and Brother Ambrose Loke.
“Building a school with SJII Malaysia is a sign of our commitment in not just creating harmonious partnerships for the benefit of our customers but ultimately, to also create an ideal and vibrant township that are strategic and holistic in nature. We have always believed in the importance of reaching out and ensuring that quality education is provided to everyone. With our contributions, the scholarships will go towards helping students to increase their knowledge and enrich their educational experience, thus giving these young minds the opportunity to excel further. Going forward, Tropicana plans to build a school in each of its townships.” – YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Danny Tan, Founder & Advisor, Tropicana Corporation Berhad.