Student commencement speaker: Scholarship opened a rewarding academic path

As a high school senior in Malaysia, Lisa Kamal excelled on the exit exam administered to all students by the government. Her high scores led to a coveted opportunity: a full-ride college scholarship funded by Petronas, an oil and gas corporation owned by the government.

“They really supported me and opened paths for me,” says Lisa, who will give remarks on behalf of the graduating class at winter commencement. “I owe the entirety of my college education to them.”

On its website, Petronas says it has awarded more than 36,000 education sponsorships since 1975 to nurture “the right talent that will ultimately contribute to the growth of the company and the nation.”


Read the full story originally written by Doug Erickson.