|Scholarship Opportunity: IRO UMM opens scholarship offering for UMM academicians through LPDP Scholarship.|
Not more than 400 audiences, consisting of students, faculties, and alumni of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) attended in a Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (LPDP) scholarship socialization on Tuesday (7/4). LPDP is governmental institution formed by three different ministries: Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Religion Affairs.
“Duty of LPDP is maintaining and distributing a patent fund from APBN in form of scholarship fund,” said Rizky Firmansyah, one of scholars receiving LPDP in his speech in BAU Hall, UMM.
He explained in next 2030, Indonesia will be predicted becoming one of great nation in terms of global economy. “To welcome this condition, we have to equally distribute education in all regions throughout Indonesia. Meanwhile our educators merely reach no more than 55 million. LPDP comes to link society in order to reach a better education grade,” he added.
Confirming Rizky’s statement, Assistant Rector of International Relationship, Drs. Suparto, M.Pd stated this scholarship goes in a line with UMM vision, which is internationalization. “One of UMM ways to go international is sending students, faculties, or alumni to study abroad, whether it is in terms of visit, summer course, credit transfer, or scholarship,” said him.
Adding, he also motivated to all socialization audiences to keep studying. “While we are young, let explore ourselves. Let’s reach a better education grade,” he said enthusiastically.
One of scholars from UMM receiving this LPDP scholarship, Dwi Wahyuningtyas also motivated the audiences. Related to her first application, she was rather pessimist. “I have been through many processes, starting from registration in early 2015, interview and many tests. In last March, I received this scholarship,” said her, one of faculties in Language Center (LC) UMM.
Accordingly, LPDP is one of most complete scholarship in Indonesia. “Not only providing educational fund, we have been trained to maintain our nationalism, leadership, and the like. LPDP is the best scholarship we should not easily ignore,” she ended. (zul/han/t_stu)