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Tunku's Legacy

"We are all Malaysians. This is the bond that unites us. Let us always remember that unity is our fundamental strength as a people and as a nation." 
— Yang Teramat Mulia Tunku Abdul Rahman, the Founding Father of Malaysia.

Tunku's vision of Malaysia was of a nation that is shaped and strengthened by the diversity of its people. He believed in building a Malaysian society that uplifts all, regardless of colour or creed. 

In honour of this vision, the Tunku Abdul Rahman Foundation was initially set up in 1966 to provide financial assistance to youths so that they could pursue higher education. 

Since 2019, the Foundation has expanded its work to further Tunku's legacy. We now empower and develop youth from under-represented backgrounds to become leaders of themselves, their communities, and the nation. 

Our Programmes

In order to build Malaysia's next generation of leaders, we believe that we must develop and support our youth at 3 crucial milestones. Through our programmes, we hope that our youths will not only achieve personal success, but also contribute positive change to their own communities and society. 


Closing The Gap

A 2-year mentoring programme that focuses on providing secondary school students from under-represented households with the skills, knowledge, and mindsets to enter ambitious universities.

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We have supported

through higher education access, scholarship, and employability programmes to build a better future for themselves, their community, and the country.

Closing The Gap






Our Scholars

Our Scholars

Our Scholars come from diverse backgrounds and venture into various pathways of education and careers.

The CTG programme has equipped me with the skills and knowledge to achieve my big dreams and ambitions. Under the guidance and support of my Mentor, Mr. Izwan, I am certain that I will be able to fulfil my potential and achieve those dreams.



2020 Closing The Gap Scholar

The Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship has allowed me to access higher education and thrive in it with the comprehensive allowances and support which has helped me unlock opportunities to develop my leadership potential.

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2020 Tunku Scholar

Within 3 months, I gained knowledge and skillsets that I wouldn't have acquired anywhere else. The FutureReady programme is very empowering and I am now confident that I have the necessary skills to succeed in my career.

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2021 FutureReady Participant

Our Partners

We collaborate and work with visionary individuals, institutions and corporate organisations to empower high potential and deserving students.