According to Malay Mail, a Malaysian math whiz just got accepted into the prestigious Stanford University’s Class of 2024 in America.
The 20-year-old Klang boy who’s name is Yugendran Rajaendran had always been exceptional in mastering mathematics since the age of four. He continued being the genius he is by achieving 11 A+ in his SPM and getting 5A’s for his A-Levels at Epsom College.
Once his A-levels were done, Yugendran had applied to 15 of the world’s best universities and got accepted into 10 of them including Yale and King’s College London. He opted for Stanford as he said that it’s a childhood dream of his to attend the California-based institution and that the university’s state-of-the-art bioengineering facilities could aid him in his efforts to become a medical scientist.
He has always dreamed big and has sought to earn himself a spot at one of the top global universities in the world, despite his family’s humble background.
“It’s pretty exciting. Since I was a kid, I’ve always wondered what is so special about these top global universities. Later on, I realised that it was about the chance to be around such brilliant people, the facilities and the community in these universities. They can push me to greater heights,” Yugendran said to Malay Mail.
This is exciting news to his family as well. His dad works as a motorcycle mechanic and his mum is a housewife. They expect to fly him off in late August or early September this year to join the Stanford community.
Yugendran has also obtained a Tune Libra scholarship from the ECM Libra Foundation, thanks to his stellar academic records.
The foundation provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships, school and boarding fees, and six return flights a year to and fro Kuala Lumpur, to low- and middle-income families that are feeling the financial pressures from the Covid-19 pandemic.
We at JUICE wish him the best of luck in his upcoming journey!
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