Tuesday, October 4, 2016

NIT alumni grant OneOfUs Scholarship

For the first time, alumni from NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management have awarded a scholarship for a student. The association NIT Alumni Network collected money in a crowdfunding, in order to finance the Technology Management course for an engineer. The OneOfUs scholarship has been awarded to Zhi Kai Chong from Malaysia. From now on he will be studying the double degree program at NIT and Hamburg University of Technology.

Support a student who cannot finance the NIT's master program on his/her own. That's the main idea of the NIT alumni association. Many former NIT students donated and eventually € 22,000 were collected. As a next step, the NIT Admissions Team recommended three anonymous candidates. The NIT alumni decided whom to choose and decided to give the scholarship to Zhi Kai Chong. During the NIT's homecoming in September the awardee thanked his supporters: "When NIT’s offer of admission arrived, I was very happy but sad at the same time as I would not be able to afford the tuition with my current finances. Thus when the OneOfUs scholarship came through and was awarded to me, I was over the moon. I felt so relieved, grateful and fortunate. My life has changed, for the better, thanks to the kindness and generosity of the NIT Alumni."

After the successful start, the NIT Alumni Network hopes to be able to grant further students OneOfUs Scholarships. More information: www.nit-alumni.net/

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