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.
We have proudly supported students
through higher education access, scholarship, and employability programmes to build a better future for themselves, their community, and the country.
Closing The Gap
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.
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.
Closing The Gap Scholars since 2017
Closing The Gap Scholars in higher education*
In top 200 global universities*
~ RM13 million
Total financial aid unlocked by Closing The Gap Scholars as of Sept 2023
Thriving in Higher Education
Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship
Tunku Scholars funded
of Tunku Scholars received a job offer within 6 months of graduating
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
Students from B40 households
Total value of education grants awarded to all FutureReady program participants
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
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.
A sponsorship of RM120,000 allows a Tunku Scholar to achieve their educational dreams and contribute meaningfully to their communities.
Support a Scholar’s higher education journey or stretch your ringgit further by contributing to our endownment fund.
Accelerate the development of our Scholars by providing personal development, career and networking opportunities.