1st June, 2023
IACT College and Shopper360 have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to provide scholarships, internships, and a variety of one year management trainee programmes to deserving students. The MOA was signed on June 1st, and the pilot allocation will be distributed between 2023 and 2024.
Under this agreement, Shopper360 promises to fund RM200,000 in scholarships, which will be allocated for two categories: Nation Building Scholarships and Career Catalyst Scholarships.
The Nation Building Scholarships will award RM10,000 to each eligible student, to help support their tertiary education. This scholarship is open to all students who are currently enrolled in any of the four Diploma Programmes offered at IACT College.
The Career Catalyst Scholarship awards a sum of up to RM20,000 to final year students currently undertaking the BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication or the BA (Hons) Advertising and Design Degree Programmes, offered by the University of Sunderland.
Kesvini Mahadevan, a final year student from the BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication Programme, will be the first recipient of the Career Catalyst Scholarship. Kesvini is known for her hard work, dedication, and proactive nature when it comes to seeking opportunities, internships, and professional growth. As part of the scholarship, Kesvini will be completing a paid internship and upon graduation, join the Management Trainee Programme for a period of one year at Shopper360’s group of companies.
“I am very honored and happy to be the first in IACT to receive this scholarship. This will not only ease my financial burden, but also give me the necessary recognition to motivate me further,” said Kesvini during an interview after the MOA signing ceremony.
These scholarships aim to support students who are committed in pursuing their education and are passionate about their field of study. The scholarships will cover tuition fees and help students focus on their studies with a financial peace of mind. It is IACT's hope that the collaboration with Shopper360 will provide support and encouragement to a generation of talented new creatives.