Swire Shipping Launches New Scholarships for Papua New Guinean Students

Swire Shipping, a leading shipping company owned by John Swire and Sons Limited, has announced the launch of two new scholarships for Papua New Guinean students: the Swire University Scholarship and the Taikoo College Scholarship. These fully-funded scholarships will support 15 deserving students to pursue their tertiary education, with a total value of up to K275,000 per annum.

The scholarships are part of Swire’s broader commitment to community engagement and its existing education scholarship program. Red Bray, the Managing Director for Steamships, emphasized the company’s strategic focus on education within its community initiatives. He stated that these scholarships are specifically designed to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds with commendable academic records.

The University Scholarship is open to students in their second, third, and fourth years of studies, while the Taikoo College Scholarship is available to Grade 12 school leavers who have applied for technical and vocational education at IEA College of Tafe.

The scholarships cover all tuition fees, board and lodging, academic materials, and even airfare for those traveling from outside Port Moresby. This holistic approach aims to empower students to focus on their studies and achieve their educational goals.

The Swire University Scholarship is applicable to government universities in the country, namely PNG Unitech, UPNG, and Divine Word University. This substantial investment underscores Swire’s commitment to nurturing the educational aspirations of young Papua New Guineans and supporting their development.

These scholarships will provide students with the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen fields and contribute to the growth and prosperity of Papua New Guinea.




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