Our Past Scholars

YTL Foundation Scholars are our pride and joy. We nurture them with our core values to help them grow into responsible individuals that will contribute positive change to society. YTL Foundation Scholars have achieved great things in their academic years and will continue to do so under the YTL Foundation's vision of Better Societies Through Better Education.

Dr Narasimman Sathiamurthy

Surgeon, Penang General Hospital

I am among the very first few students who are proud to be called a YTL Scholar. YTL Foundation strives to be the catalyst in building this nation through education, and I firmly stand behind this belief. 20 years ago, I was just a young school boy in Teluk Intan, Perak with a big dream of saving lives and wearing a doctor’s white coat. My mother, who is the true protagonist in this story, single-handedly raised me since the passing of my father, deserves a standing ovation. Her perseverance inspired me, and with YTL Foundation's help, I am fulfilling my dream as a practicing surgeon at Penang General Hospital.

Dr Alina Hua

Academic Foundation doctor, Northwick Park Hospital, London

YTL Foundation has given me the opportunity to pursue my dream in medicine, which seemed impossible as the funding to support my dream proved to be too strenuous for my parents, especially coming from a humble background. I am truly blessed by YTL Foundation, and it encourages me help others as well. After graduating from Imperial College, London in medicine, I dedicated my life to the patients at Academic Foundation in London.

Ratnadewi Lim binte Sani Sukiman

Teach for Malaysia’s 2012 Fellow teaching English in a high-need secondary school in Kuala Lumpur.

It never crossed my mind that today I would call myself a teacher to a bunch of teenagers in a government school. I always imagined myself climbing the corporate ladder in a sharp business suit. Those dreams took a turn about 10 years ago, when I faced difficulties getting admitted into local universities after my STPM. Private university was an option but I had to find a way to fund my education. YTL Foundation filled that void because they took a leap of faith and entrusted their confidence in me. Because of YTL Foundation, I earned a business degree from a reputable university, and I am doing the same for my students and changing their lives through education, the same opportunities that YTL Foundation has given me.

Jason Pok

CEO of Attarat Power Company (APCO)

I achieved 9A’s in my SPM, and coming from a not so well-off family, so getting a scholarship was my only option for further education. I was very relieved when TNB offered me a scholarship to study engineering in UNITEN however, my scholarship fell through. I was very disappointed but it didn’t hold me back, I just continued looking for other available scholarships. I applied for YTL Foundation scholarship and I thought that I failed the interview because I naively admitted that coal was a renewable energy. I know better now! Till today, I am forever grateful with YTL Foundation’s trust and confidence in me. My internship with YTL Power provided valuable experience within the industry and this was the first step on my path towards becoming CEO of APCO. I am grateful and truly blessed, and I will always do my best in YTL.