YTL Foundation Scholarship Prospectus 2018

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Your academic degree matters to us, but we believe it takes much more than an academic qualification alone to shape young, caring and passionate leaders. This is why YTL Foundation will invest in you during your course of study and beyond. We will provide you with training, internships, mentoring and access to a global community of scholars to complement your education, build your confidence and prepare you for the workplace.

Upon graduation you will be fast tracked to interview for a role with YTL and if successful, be bonded to the company for between 5-7 years. This level of job continuity can provide you with the confidence of a secure foundation from which you can thrive in your career.

A GLOBAL COMMUNITY YTL Foundation aims to build a strong community of scholars who work as a collective force to make a difference. We create opportunities for you to make new friends with your peers. Get-togethers are organised and a closed group Facebook page is created for you to communicate and lend support to each other. This community starts as soon as you are accepted into the programme. You will take part in an induction programme to get to know YTL and other scholars in a fun and welcoming environment.

BUILD YOUR SKILLS Our scholars gain unique, interactive experiences aimed at supporting their personal growth in skills which are vital to success in the workplace. The opportunity to participate in the innovative and creative programmes that YTL Foundation and the YTL Group run in primary and secondary schools will also provide you with skill sets that will help support your personal growth.

HANDS ON EXPERIENCE The best way to learn is through hands on experience, which is why we create internships for our scholars within the YTL Group each year. You may gain exposure to event management, infrastructure development, business activities and/or educational programmes. Your internship will give you a clearer idea of the YTL work culture and what it is like to work for a company running a diversified global business.

THE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME Our scholars go through a leadership programme during which they have the opportunity to gain exposure to senior leaders within the YTL Group and are empowered to develop their confidence and intrinsic leadership capabilities. You will be coached over the course of your academic career to continue in your personal development with the goal of helping you realise your full potential.


WELCOME Since YTL started over 60 years ago, we have been an advocate of raising the standards of education and ensuring that hard working, talented individuals have the opportunity to excel. We believe that the future generation holds the key to a progressive and successful nation and this belief lies at the heart of the YTL Scholarship Programme. From the technical world of Engineering to the creative world of the humanities, YTL Scholars have been given the opportunity to pursue their dreams and ambitions locally and internationally and continue to achieve great success in their respective fields. We are immensely proud of our scholars as they live out the YTL core values of honesty, hard work, moral responsibility, togetherness and vitality in Malaysia and around the world. If you would like to be part of the YTL family and believe in building the right thing, visit to find out more and submit your application no later than the closing date in the year in which you intend to commence your tertiary education. We look forward to hearing from you and wish the best of luck to all of the applicants! Yours, Datin Kathleen Chew Wai Lin Programme Director YTL Foundation


YTL Corporation Berhad was established in 1955 as a construction company building schools and roads across the country. Today, the organisation is a conglomerate with stakes in construction, contracting, cement manufacturing, utilities, property development and investment, hotel development and management, information technology, 4G connectivity as well as operation and maintenance services. The YTL Group strives to bring positive change as a force for good by improving lives everywhere it operates. The YTL Group aims to build a healthy, safe and sustainable environment for the needs of the present and future generations.

BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE TOGETHER Since 1955, the YTL Group has been in the business of nation building. The YTL Group today is a multifaceted brand spanning multiple nations and industries. Working from our core values of honesty, hard work, moral responsibility, togetherness and vitality, we strive to build the right thing be it in infrastructure, education, services or enriching lives and experiences. The most important thing that YTL builds and values is people. YTL believes that education impacts everything that we do. We support a variety of initiatives to raise the standard of education in our communities and use new, innovative approaches to help children and young people reach their full potential.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME In 1997, YTL Foundation was established to provide opportunities for aspiring students to achieve their dreams. The goal was also to nurture and develop future leaders for

Since 1997, YTL scholarships have been

our nation. The Foundation aims to assist

awarded to almost 400 outstanding

scholars who have the potential to become

students from across the country who have

outstanding citizens and have a high

since graduated from a range of disciplines

commitment to the community. The

and returned to serve YTL and the country.

selection of candidates is based on a number of criteria which include academic

At YTL Foundation, we believe that we can

achievement, leadership qualities,

build a better society through better

involvement in community and

education. Alongside our scholarships, we

non-curricular activities. But most

deliver a number of programmes that are

importantly we are looking for smart, gritty

transforming education throughout

young people who embody our core values.

Malaysia and support innovation and creativity in teaching and learning in primary

Scholarships are awarded annually to

and secondary schools. We offer

successful candidates to enable them to

opportunities for our scholars to get

attend reputable and recognized colleges or

involved in these programmes from their

universities in the country and exceptionally

first year, which for many have been


enriching and meaningful experiences.

THE YEOH TIONG LAY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD One scholarship is available each year to an exceptional candidate who we believe has the


potential to impact the world.

The YTL Scholarship Programme is open to students who

achievements and leadership alongside YTL values

have finished their STPM, A Levels and other pre-university

and high academic grades. For example, they have

courses. Individuals applying for this scholarship will have to

taken the initiative to start a social action project or

have excellent academic grades with a strong record of

been a young leader for an existing community

extracurricular and community based activities.


This scholarship is for undergraduate degrees at Malaysian

This award is for individuals who have secured an offer

public or private universities and for the undergraduate

from a top national or international university and for

degree courses specified in our website.

undergraduate degrees of the candidates’ choice.

This award is given to candidates displaying altruistic



Allan is studying Mechanical Engineering at Universiti Tenaga Malaysia. What happened when you first found out that

What does the future hold for you?

you had gotten the scholarship

Limitless possibilities!

I remember my dad yelling to my mother when I got my scholarship, “Mother, where would you

What would you say to someone else thinking

like to go for a holiday?!”

of applying for a scholarship? Understand the values and constraints the

What difference has the scholarship made to

scholarship provides. Don’t make decisions based

you and your family’s life?

on ideal, it may sound cliché, but fulfilling

Financial stability is nice. It’s good to know I will

passions come first.

graduate without a debt.

CARYL TEH EN-AI Yeoh Tiong Lay Award

Caryl is our first Yeoh Tiong Lay Scholar, who started studying law at the University of Cambridge in 2015. What was your experience of applying for a scholarship? The process was a lot less formal than other scholarship applications and more personal. I felt relaxed, and could tell that being a YTL Scholar is different than being a scholar for another company. You meet interesting people and it feels more like a

DAVID PRINCE Alumni working in YTL

family. What difference has the Yeoh Tiong Lay Scholarship made to your life?

David successfully graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 and 6 years on, he works as a Senior Project Engineer in the M&E Department of YTL Construction. What difference has the YTL Scholarship made to your life? Having the opportunity to further my studies has allowed me to be more independent and broadened my views on the world. What opportunities have you had since working at YTL? The most interesting thing about working in YTL for me is that I have been fortunate to work on various types of projects thus far and every project is unique and challenging in its own way.

This whole chapter of my life! I wouldn’t have been able to come to Cambridge and study here without the scholarship. YTL wants to make a difference in their scholars’ lives, to help them grow and develop, and my family are happy I’m getting the extra support. What does the future hold for you? I hope to continue picking up different skills, and I’m looking forward to seeing the reality of working for the company whether at YTL Foundation, Frog Asia or the Legal Department.

Currently we are building the new YTL HQ Towers in Bukit Bintang; I am excited and thankful to be working on the next new landmark of KL’s skyline.

What would you say to someone else thinking of applying for a scholarship? Go for it! You don’t have anything to lose, and even

What would you say to someone thinking about applying for a YTL Scholarship? “If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.” - Tom Peters

if you aren’t successful you will gain experience and new skills in a professional environment. You never know, God may open the door! You’ll never know unless you try.

HOW TO APPLY? If you would like to apply for either the YTL Foundation Scholarship Programme or the Yeoh Tiong Lay Award, follow these simple steps: 1. Log onto 2. Read through the instructions and apply online

HOW DO I GET SELECTED? After the application has been submitted, the applications will be reviewed after the closing date. If you are shortlisted you will receive an email inviting you to undergo an assessment process. Should you be successful in the assessment you will be invited for a second stage interview with a panel of interviewers.

WHAT NEXT? Once you have been selected, you will be required to sign a scholarship agreement setting out the terms and conditions of your scholarship as a YTL Scholar. This will include a bond under which you will serve as an employee of a YTL Group company for a period of time.

WHAT THE SCHOLARSHIPS OFFER? 1. YTL Foundation Scholarship - Full tuition fees - Living expenses - Book allowance

2. The Yeoh Tiong Lay Scholarship Award - Full tuition fees - Living expenses - Book allowance - Airfare (1 return ticket) - Visa application fees


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