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Study Grant Scheme

Shanmugam (right) received the Academic Progress Award and held up his award during the Tzu Chi Study & Awards Scheme presentation ceremony. [Photograph by Tan Yen Pack]

Being a well-behaved and thoughtful boy, Shanmugam would return home immediately after school to help his mum with household chores, clean his grandfather’s wounds, and reduce the burden for his uncle. His family is the centre of his life, and they have high hopes for him. Though this means that Shanmugam would not have much time for his friends or entertainment, he is willing to make that sacrifice.

This year, Tzu Chi Malacca approved the applications of 1,050 needy students from Malacca for the Tzu Chi Study & Awards Scheme after due assessments. [Photograph by Ng Hai Ming]

On November 5, 2017, Tzu Chi Malacca held two sessions of Tzu Chi Study & Awards Scheme presentation ceremony. This year, a total of 1,050 primary and secondary school students from Malacca were approved for the Scheme, which aims to not only provide financial assistance to needy students, but also to nurture their character.

Daarvin was happy to receive the Deepavali gift pack for his family. [Photograph by Hong Geok Hui]

With bright smiles on their faces, the children did not mind carrying the heavy gift packs because each of them was filled with love from Tzu Chi to the less fortunate families so that they too could celebrate the upcoming Deepavali with festive joy.

The Happy Schooling Scheme has benefitted many needy students. Principal Lee Koon Lek of SJK(C) Paya Mengkuang plans to promote the spirit of the Bamboo Bank Era to evoke love within the students. Picture shows him presenting a bamboo bank to Teh Xuan Hong. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Every year, Tzu Chi volunteers would personally visit Principals of remote rural schools one by one to propose to them Tzu Chi’s Happy Schooling Scheme. In July 2017, based on the demands of some schools, Tzu Chi provided computers, printers, books and school attires to the needy students.

From June 11 to 20, 2017, Tzu Chi Muar organized 15 sessions of school uniform distributions to a total of 314 students from 15 Chinese and 7 Tamil primary schools in the districts of Muar and Tangkak. [Photograph by Low Choon Hui]

For the first time, Tzu Chi Muar distributed school uniforms to students as part of the Happy Schooling Scheme. Volunteers also shared with the students on dressing etiquette and appearance, hoping that it will boost their self-confidence.

Tzu Chi Seremban Liaison Office held a distribution of school uniforms to 18 pupils from two Tamil schools. [Photograph by Lee Mei Ling]

It is not an exaggeration that to clad in a pair of clean uniform for school is a luxury for some less fortunate children. In response to proposals by two Tamil primary schools in Seremban, Tzu Chi Seremban initiated the first school uniform distribution to 18 children from the said schools. With that, it was hoped that the children would be able to attend school with no worry of not having any uniform.

A total of 183 primary and secondary students from low-income families received study grants from Tzu Chi Miri, Sarawak. [Photograph by Koo Han Wu]

On December 4, 2016, Tzu Chi Miri Chapter held the Happy Schooling Scheme’s Study Grant Presentation Ceremony at its Liaison Office. The event benefitted 44 students from Chinese primary schools, 82 from national primary schools and 40 from national secondary schools. Among the 183 recipients, 8 primary and 9 secondary students are children of Tzu Chi’s care recipients.


Tzu Chi Study Grant is like a timely rain during drought, calming the students’ mind on their studies, as well as easing the parents’ financial burdens. [Photograph by Edmond Khaw Jeun Shian]

“I have not changed my school uniform since Form 1 because (my family has) no extra money for it. I am going to utilize the study grant from Tzu Chi for my school uniform, stationery, and other school supplies,” Jackline Rangkong expressed delightfully at the Tzu Chi Study Grant Presentation Ceremony held at Bintulu, Sarawak.

Tzu Chi self-assessment booklet has served as a reminder to Denise Chong Shao En to be good all the time. [Photograph by Lee Heng Lun]

Primary 6 student, Denise Chong Shao En, performs well in her studies and is active in extra-curricular activities in school as well. Due to her diligence and behaviour, she has been a recipient of Tzu Chi Study & Award Scheme for four consecutive years, which helped ease the burden for her family.

Volunteers presented goody bags to the recipients of Tzu Chi Study & Award Scheme. [Photograph by Tay Chun Wie]

“Very thankful for Tzu Chi’s assistance! We have been studying hard in order to be awarded and we made it!” The award recipients expressed their gratitude towards the kindness of the public during the presentation ceremony of Tzu Chi Study & Award Scheme in Tampin.

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