Mensa Penang is pleased to present yet another free talk on getting scholarships on 17 December 2016. Scholarships are more commonly known as financial aid in the US.
This talk gives you an idea what it is like to get funding for your studies and how to go about it and what the funders or scholarship givers are looking for. It’s about giving you more insights about getting funding or financial aid for your American degree.
This is a public talk and open to students interested in studying in the USA. Also great for parents who’d like to know more about obtaining scholarships or financial aid.
We have limited seats so we advise you to register early. Our last talk on scholarships was standing room only and we have had to turn away students and parents. So make sure you don’t miss this golden opportunity to learn more about funding your studies in the USA.
About Our Speaker
Our speaker, Wong Teik Aun, is himself a full financial aid recipient and Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude in Asian Studies graduate from Pomona College, a top-ranked Liberal Arts college in the United States. He has also spent semesters abroad reading philosophy & economics in Oxford University, England and studying language and social science in Nanjing University, China.
He has assisted hundreds of students transfer into top universities in America and tripled the amount of financial aid received. He is also the education adviser for the Yayasan Kek Lok Si and manages the tertiary education financial aid program.
Upon his return to Malaysia, he obtained his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Universiti Utara Malaysia and is currently pursuing his PhD in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Small Businesses at Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Wong Teik Aun has over 8 years of experience in academia teaching entrepreneurship, marketing, business administration, cultural anthropology, sociology, social psychology, world religions, philosophy, ethics and community service. He also conducts SAT, TOEFL and Application Essay preparatory classes and doubles-up as the American University Program (AUP) Placement Services consultant at INTI International College Penang.
Wong Teik Aun loves the outdoors and enjoys badminton, biking, running, hiking, camping, snorkelling, caving and yoga. He is a member of Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Mensa Malaysia, Mahindarama Buddhist Temple and Penang State Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (PESSOC). He is also active in community service and has helped organize relief efforts for both the Southern Asia and Japanese tsunami disasters as well as assist local and Cambodian orphanages in funding, education and socialization.