Success Stories 2017-01-18T15:45:45+00:00

Success Stories

Angelia Prantham

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholar
BSc (Hons) Business Management
2017
“I come from a middle class family where paying tuition fees was a big challenge. As I didn’t want to give up my studies, I took on multiple part-time jobs during my foundation year, but that made it difficult for me to concentrate on school, as the part-time work was both draining and overwhelming. This is why the Jeffery Cheah Foundation Community Scholarship really means a lot to me, as it helped to relieve the financial burden of my entire family. Moreover, with the scholarship, I no longer have to sacrifice my studying time to make ends meet. “

Mark Anthony

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholar
Diploma in Information Technology
2016
“I was born in Sabah but have since moved to Semenanjung Malaysia. Growing up was a challenge ever since my father passed away. Although life was tough, through the help of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, I was able to receive the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholarship, thus giving me the chance of pursue my dream in Information Technology. The scholarship also gave me the opportunity to meet many people and make new friends. I am honoured to be a student of Sunway University, as the vast quality resources provided are excellent in helping students grow.”

Joey Ooi

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholar
Diploma in Graphics & Multimedia Design
2016
“Coming from an orphanage, I faced difficulties pursuing tertiary education due to my IC issues. But because I was given a scholarship by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, I am able to further my studies, just like everyone else in my home. I made lots of new friends, and met lots of nice lecturers. This scholarship really changed my life. It gave me a university life to enjoy and memories to remember for the rest of my life.”

Cheng Yeen Yin

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholar
ACCA
2014
“It was especially hard for me to consider going to university, as my father was no longer employed. However, my mother told me to visit Sunway University to see if they could help me. Besides securing a scholarship, everyone from the counsellors to the lecturers, also did their best to help me get through college life. Thanks to them, my life is changed! I still come back often to visit them.”

Bryan Chung

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholar
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
2013
“I am currently employed in BDO, an auditing company in KL, and have been in auditing for over 2 years. Although I have completed CAT (Certified Accounting Technician), I decided to further pursue my knowledge in accountancy by taking up ICAEW. However, I was limited by financial constrains. I applied for the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholarship, and was grateful when the Foundation granted me the opportunity to achieve my dream and further my study as a full time student.”

Matthew Sheu

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholar
Bachelor in Information Technology (Computer Science)
2012
“I believe staying positive and prioritising things in life will help in achieving your goals. I come from a single parent background and have lived in a charity home since I was nine due to my family’s financial status. Tertiary education seemed very far away as I couldn’t afford to pay the tuition fees, but this scholarship was my stepping stone to pursue higher education and obtain better career opportunities. Thank you Sunway for this treasured opportunity.”

Nanthini Ramras

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholar
ACCA
2011
“The scholarship really helped me to achieve my dream of pursuing an ACCA qualification. Without this scholarship, I don’t think I would even be where I am today. I sincerely thank the Foundation for providing me this golden opportunity and Malaysian Care for assisting me in the application process. I’m very proud of what I’ve managed to achieve in my studies. I put in a lot of hard work to complete all the papers in the first sitting, without repeating any. As this was not an easy course to do, I had to sacrifice a lot of things to achieve this.”

Ng Jo Ee

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholar
Diploma in Graphics & Multimedia Design
2011
“I felt like there was no future for me as my STPM results weren’t satisfactory and my family refused to support my dream of becoming a designer. After hearing about the scholarship, I packed my bags and made my way alone to Kuala Lumpur. The scholarship I received gave me new hope and opportunities. I couldn’t be more grateful to the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation for giving me a bright future ahead.”

Azerena Nediba Zainal Abidin

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholar
Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management
2009
“I am an Orang Asli of the Semai tribe and I was brought up in a simple family with four other siblings in a police camp. Through this scholarship, I got to know myself better; I know what I want in life, what my dreams are and how I should pursue them. I am now helping the Orang Asli to generate income while leading them towards business growth. I am so glad to be able to serve my community.”

Jagadesan C. Mohan

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholar
First Class B.Sc (Hons) Information Technology
2009
“I thank Sunway University for awarding me the Community Scholarship. Completing my studies in Sunway was truly the opportunity of a lifetime. I grew up in Kampung Ganapathy in Port Dickson with my five siblings. My mother is a cancer patient and my father passed away in 1998. It was not an easy journey but Sunway helped change all that.”

Candy Lee Pik Shin

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholar
ACCA
2009
“I came from a poor family, whereby getting into a university after completing high school was just a dream. Today I have completed my studies at Sunway. I am forever grateful to Sunway for the Community Scholarship and to Malaysian Care and others who helped me. I am now proud to be working in OCBC Bank as a Team Manager and hope to become a successful person in future.”