Fourth-year Aramco scholarship brings broader benefit to Korean students with disabilities
Aramco Asia Korea Ltd. (Aramco Korea), a fully owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, extended its partnership with Community Chest of Korea (CCK) for the fourth year, to provide scholarships to talented university students with disabilities, and majoring in science, engineering, and technology.
This program is one of many corporate social responsibility initiatives that Aramco Korea is carrying out to implement the 2018 Saudi Aramco out-of-Kingdom donation strategy that promotes the corporate social responsibility pillars of people and planet, where it has operations.
The scholarship, based on academic merit, aims to help those less fortunate university students achieve their goals. A total of 125 Korean students in 29 universities across Korea have benefited from the program since its launch in 2014.
Mr. Fahad A. Al-Sahali, Representative Director of Aramco Korea, presented the donation to CCK Chairman Dr. Jong-suk Ye at the donation ceremony held here today.
Mr. Al-Sahali noted, “We hope the scholarship would serve as a stepping stone for talented university students with disabilities to explore their potentials to become the next-generation leaders. Aramco Korea, as we have done for the past years, will continue to take a leading role in a variety of charity activities and community services where we have operations.”
Dr. Ye expressed his appreciation for Aramco Korea’s generosity by saying “On behalf of the entire staff of the Community Chest of Korea, I would like to express appreciation for Aramco Korea’s unwavering support and commitment. We will make sure that Aramco Korea’s contribution will be properly used to help students with disabilities achieve their dreams.”
Aramco Korea’s multiple years of efforts not just for university students with disabilities, but also for underprivileged neighbors, were recognized with the award of the Welfare Prize, at the 5th National Sharing Grand Award in October 2016.