Three students from the Bachelor of Science in Architecture Program of the Architectural Department, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia were awarded the Prestigious PAM-Feruni Ceramiche Scholarship Award at the Luxurious PAM-Pinnacle of Excellence – Annual Dinner 2015. The event was held at the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Sat 23 May 2015.
Application for the PAM-Feruni Ceramiche scholarship award was open to all Accredited Architectural Schools in Public and Private Universities in Malaysia. The award was a scholarship of RM5,000.00 for each year of remaining study for each student. Shortlisted candidates were earlier called in to present themselves and their Architectural Design student portfolio to a jury panel consisting of Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) officials and representatives of the Corporate Sponsor, Feruni Ceramiche, which is a producer and supplier of premium quality tiles. In previous years there were only four winners of the award, but due to the large number of high quality applications for 2015, six students were awarded the scholarship. Three of the students awarded were from UTM whilst the other three winners were from UPM, UKM & UTAR.
The three winners from UTM are Ahmad Zul Afri Idris, Ooi Soon Theng and Lim Yong Zheng. All three are from the Third Year of the Bachelor of Science in Architecture programme. Their success is highly applauded by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia as a whole and in particular the Department of Architecture, Fakulti Alam Bina, and is an inspiration to all other students to strive to be the best nationally and globally.