Perdana Scholar Award 2016

Education Malaysia USA and the Embassy of Malaysia, in collaboration with JPA, MARA and TalentCorp, proudly presents the Perdana Scholar Award 2016. The Perdana Scholar Award is an event in which we give recognition to our students who have excelled in their studies during their stay in the United States of America. This event will be held in New York and attended by honorary guest(s), The Honorable Prime Minister of Malaysia / Honorable Minister of Higher Education. We would like to encourage all Malaysian students who are currently pursuing their undergraduate and post-graduate studies in the USA to participate in this event.

What is the Perdana Scholar Award?

The Perdana Scholar Award is an event which aims to identify, document, promote and award Malaysian students who have excelled in areas such as academic, leadership, sports, entrepreneurship, research and volunteerism. We understand that sometimes students don’t get the recognition they deserve from all the hard work they have put in their studies, so this is an opportunity for us to recognize and acknowledge all of your hard work both inside and outside of academics.

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How does it work?

There are 6 categories (refer to attached brochure). Students can nominate themselves or other students they deem qualified to receive the award (MAX 2 nominee/student). Some awards will have multiple recipients. Once the nominations are in, a group of judges consisting of the Director of Education Malaysia WDC & Chicago, education attachés and representatives from government agencies from the Embassy of Malaysia, will evaluate the nominees and reach an agreement on the award recipients. The awards will then be distributed in August 2016 (DATE TBC), which will be attended by honorary guest(s) The Honorable Prime Minister of Malaysia / Honorable Minister of Higher Education.

Terms & Conditions
Aside from the Academic Excellence Award, all other awards are open to undergraduate (Junior & Senior level ONLY) and post-graduate students currently studying in the United States. (Note: Academic Excellence Award is only open to undergraduate students).
Categories that receive less than six nominations will be forfeited.
Nominations close on MAY 15th, 2016. Late submissions will NOT be accepted.
The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entertained.


How do I apply & what do I submit?


Online Registration Form (COMPULSORY)

Please fill-up below Online Registration Form to ensure your participation. You submission will be forfeited should you fail to do so.


Please submit your supporting documents to with email title: PSA 2016: “Your Name as registered in Online Registration Form”

ATTACHMENTS – Example of supporting documents

Please refer to the attachments below for guidance on how to write your abstract and CV. Do keep in mind that these attachments only serve as a guidance, and that any submitted work, abstract and CV should come from your own work and words.

Perdana Scholar Award 2016 CV Sample

Perdana Scholar Award 2016 Abstract Info Sheet (Form A)

Perdana Scholar Award 2016 Abstract Sample (Form B)


If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us at

All the best, everyone!