2021 Elena Cooke Education Fund opens for scholarship applications from April 19, 2021

SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia), STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia) and UEC (Unified Examination Certificate) students who have received their examination results are invited to apply to the Elena Cooke Education Fund for financial assistance.

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Scholarship info Applications for the 2021 Elena Cooke Education Fund scholarships will open, as from April 19, 2021.

The Fund, set up in honour of the late Miss Elena Cooke, aims to help underprivileged young people, whether they live with their families or were raised in children’s homes and orphanages, to pursue quality education after SPM in local colleges or universities

Deadline Two (2) weeks after the announcement of the latest SPM/STPM results (whichever is the later).
Minimum Criteria Malaysians below 23 years old as at December 31, 2020 who have obtained at least 3As in the SPM and/or who meet other criteria as stated in the application form and the relevant educational institution’s course entry requirements.  Household income must not be more than RM60,000.00 per annum in 2019 and not more than RM60,000.00 in 2020.  Applicants who have already commenced their courses will NOT be eligible
Preferred Disciplines & Scholarship Amount

Applicants may apply for a scholarship to finance their study at any one of the following institutions, but only in respect of any of the selected courses indicated below and on the terms set out below:

1. Sunway – ECEF Scholarship

Applicants may apply for entry into any of the following courses available at Sunway College/Sunway University (Sunway campus in Selangor only). Tuition fees and general fees (namely, fees other than tuition fees, but excluding refundable deposit) will be fully covered whilst allowances for accommodation, books and living expenses will be given for the entire course.  Applicants who wish to apply for a course in Sunway that is not listed below may apply for the partial scholarships referred to further below.

Sunway College
  • Certificate in Finance, Accounting & Business(CFAB)
  • Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Communication
  • Diploma in Finance
  • Diploma in Information Technology
Sunway University
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science / Information Technology/ Information Systems/Software Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) in Business Management/ Business Studies /Financial Analysis/Financial Economics
  • Diploma in Culinary Art
  • Diploma in Events Management
  • Diploma in Graphic & Multimedia
  • Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Diploma in Interior Design
2. Partial Scholarship at Local Colleges/Universities 

Partial scholarships are open for the colleges/universities listed below. Applicants must apply separately on their own. However, scholarships are NOT open for A-levels or Foundation level courses.  The Elena Cooke Education Fund reserves the sole and absolute discretion as to the amount of the scholarship.

Private institutions

  1. Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
  2. First City University College
  3. Han Chiang College
  4. HELP Academy/University
  5. INTI International University
  6. Kolej Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
  7. Methodist College Kuala Lumpur
  8. Monash University Malaysia
  9. Nilai University
  10. Open University Malaysia
  11. Penang Medical College
  12. Sunway College/University
  13. Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Malaysia
  14. Taylor’s University
  15. The One Academy of Communication Design
  16. The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
  17. UCSI University
  18. University Tun Abdul Razak
  19. UOW Malaysia KDU
  20. Wawasan Open University

Public Universities

  1. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  2. Universiti Malaya (UM)
  3. Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
  4. Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  5. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  6. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  7. Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
  8. Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia
  9. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  10. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  11. Universiti Technologi Malaysia (UTM)
  12. Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
  13. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
  14. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
How to apply 1. Download and fill up the correct application form:

2. Please read scholarship requirements as detailed in the application form.

3. Send the completed application form and all attachments by Pos/courier/hand to:

Elena Cooke Education Fund
Lot F28, 1st Floor,
Centrepoint Bandar Utama
3 Lebuh Bandar Utama
Bandar Utama
47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor D.E.

4. All applications must be received within two (2) weeks after the announcement of the latest SPM/STPM results (whichever is the later).

Notification Short-listed candidates will be notified by email.


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