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Malaysians Building Better Futures For Themselves,
Their Community
and Malaysia

Upholding a Legacy

Upholding A Legacy

For more than half a century, the Tunku Abdul Rahman Foundation has been empowering youth from diverse backgrounds to become the next generation of leaders for Malaysia.

Our Tunku Scholars can be found in every corner of Malaysia making an impact through education, business, healthcare, science, technology, the arts and more. These Scholars are committed to shaping a better future for themselves, their community and our country, Malaysia.

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We have proudly supported students 

882

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

Closing The Gap

Scholarships

FutureReady

361

418

103

Our Impact Over The Years

As a Foundation, we are committed to full transparency and accountability to the public. Annually, we also publish our financial statements audited by the National Audit Department and our updated reports of our impact thus far. 

Note:  We are excited to announce that our 2022 Annual Report is currently in progress. Our 2022 Annual Report inclusive of our financial statements will be available in both English and Malay. In the meantime, if you have any specific inquiries or require further assistance, please feel free to contact us.

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Closing The Gap
BTAR

Transitioning to Higher Education:
Closing The Gap

Through the Closing The Gap programme we have supported close to 400 Scholars to unlock ~RM11 mil in scholarships and reach higher education, with your support we can impact more students across Malaysia.

390

390

Closing The Gap Scholars since 2017

145

145

Closing The Gap Scholars in higher education*

50

50

In top 200 global universities*

~ RM13 million

Total financial aid unlocked by Closing The Gap Scholars as of February 2023

Thriving in Higher Education
Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship  

418

418

Tunku Scholars funded

since 2007

85%

85%

of Tunku Scholars received a job offer within 6 months of graduating 

88

88

Tunku Scholars

currently supported

15%

15%

of Tunku Scholars pursued their postgraduate studies within 6 months of graduating 

~ RM50 million

Estimated value of Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarships awarded since 2007

Succeeding in Society
FutureReady

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103

103

University Students

36

36

Public and
private universities

100

100

Students from B40 households

 RM80,000

Total value of education grants awarded to all FutureReady program participants

FutureReady

Scholar Stories 

For insight into some of our scholars including their work, livelihoods, and their involvement in the YTAR community, see their stories below.

2018 Closing The Gap Scholar
Chong Pui Shi
Closing The Gap Scholar 2020

The Kinabatangan Trailblazer
Razman bin Durhan
Affin Hwang - Tunku Scholar 2020

Delayed, Not Denied
Sara Salimi 
Tunku Scholar 2020

Create More Nation Builders.
Partner With Us

Together, we can empower and support a new generation of Malaysian leaders in shaping a better future for themselves and for all communities as a whole.

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Become A
Sponsor

A sponsorship of RM120,000 allows a Tunku Scholar to achieve their educational dreams and contribute meaningfully to their communities.

Make a
Donation

Support a Scholar’s higher education journey or stretch your ringgit further by contributing to our endownment fund.

Partner
With Us

Accelerate the development of our Scholars by providing personal development, career and networking opportunities.

Should you and/or your organisation be interested in partnership opportunities with the Foundation, you may speak to us here:

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