JAKARTA – Korindo Foundation held a scholarship award ceremony for outstanding students from 5 universities in Indonesia on September 28th and 29th, 2020. The event, which was held virtually, involved 28 scholarship recipient students and representative lecturers from UI, UNAS, UGM, UPI, and IPB. For this year, participants were not only selected based on their academic scores, but it was also prioritized for the ones whose families were financially affected by Covid-19.
“We feel so many impacts during this pandemic, that we are forced to meet virtually like this. But this limitation does not prevent us to always support the education in Indonesia,” said the Secretary General of Korindo Foundation, Yi Sun Hyeong in his speech during the Korindo Foundation (virtual) scholarship award ceremony.
Furthermore, the students felt an immense help with the scholarship from Korindo Foundation. “We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Korindo Foundation, that continues to care for us and the education in Indonesia, even in these difficult times. My parents, who own a business in tourism sector have experienced firsthand the financial impact of this pandemic. Thanks to Korindo Foundation, our burden has eased and I can continue my study smoothly,” said Hamna Hanafi, one of the scholarship recipients from Korean Studies Program of Universitas Indonesia.
Since 1998 until 2020, Korindo Foundation has provided scholarships worth of Rp6.6 billion to 2,647 students through scholarship programs such as scholarship for outstanding students, scholarship for employees’ children, and exchange student scholarship to South Korea. (rike/rezza)