Shopper360 Limited, a leading shopper marketing expert group, is thrilled to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with IACT College, the nation’s premier creative communication education provider on 1st June. This collaboration will see shopper360 providing financial support and valuable opportunities to deserving students through a generous RM200,000 scholarship fund.
The RM200,000 scholarship fund, disbursed from 2023 to 2024 will be divided into two categories: the Shopper360 Career Catalyst Scholarship and the Shopper360 Nation Building Scholarship. The Shopper360 Career Catalyst Scholarship is open to outstanding students in the first semester of their final year, pursuing either a BA (Hons) in Media, Culture & Communications or a BA (Hons) in Advertising & Design from the University of Sunderland. Successful applicants will be awarded a fund of RM20,000 and a one-year contract with shopper360 or its affiliating companies, offering them valuable industry experience.
On the other hand, the Shopper360 Nation Building Scholarship is open to any student enrolled at IACT College who has completed at least two semesters and is facing financial constraints in continuing their studies. Applicants are required to provide proof of their parents' or guardians' financial standing, along with a concise one-page essay outlining their reasons for deserving this scholarship. Each year, four deserving recipients will be awarded RM10,000 each, providing vital financial assistance to pursue their educational goals.
Both scholarships will not only provide financial aid but also offer recipients the invaluable opportunity to engage in internships with shopper360 or its affiliating companies. This practical experience will allow students to expand their knowledge and skills beyond the classroom, providing them a solid foundation that nurtures leadership skills and enhances problem-solving abilities through various projects and activations across the shopper360 group of companies.
Kesvini a/p Mahathevan, a student from BA (Hons) Media, Culture & Communication, was announced as the first recipient of the prestigious Shopper360 Career Catalyst Scholarship today.
Chew Sue Ann, Executive Chairman and Group Managing Director of shopper360 Limited said “Here at shopper360, we firmly believe that education extends beyond mere knowledge; it encompasses mentorship, the right attitude for work, and the opportunity to flourish. Through our partnership with IACT College and the establishment of these scholarships, we aim to create a future where fresh graduates are empowered, equipped, and inspired to achieve excellence.”
Chew added, “We are also looking to attract talents in this new generation of students who we’ve seen are eager to learn and we would like to provide the invaluable chance for them to also gain experience through internships and appointments in our group of companies.”
Mr. Raja Singham, Managing Director of BAC Education and IACT College, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, "This collaboration aligns with our mission to transform lives through education and empower students to own their future. The scholarships and internship opportunities offered by shopper360 will be of immense value to our students, helping them to pursue their dreams and gain invaluable industry experience.’
To be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must demonstrate good character, maintain positive academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 at the time of application, and not be receiving any other scholarships. The recipients must also complete their program and actively participate in an internship program at shopper360 or its affiliating companies. The application process for these scholarships are open exclusively to Malaysians and IACT college students only. The next application cycle will commence in November 2023.