Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah AO, Founder and Chairman of Sunway Group, firmly believes that a good education opens doors to a better life, and that the opportunity for education should be equal.
It is with this in mind that the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, which replaced the Sunway Education Trust Fund set up in 1997, was established in March 2010.
The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation awards scholarships to students with outstanding examination results who plan to earn an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. Besides helping to address the financial needs of marginalised and disadvantaged students and help them gain access to quality higher education, scholarship recipients are also guided through the process of higher learning, to be moulded into dynamic leaders and innovators.
As of 2020, the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation has awarded more than RM538 million in scholarships to thousands of deserving students in various fields of study.