On April 14, Palau National Scholarship Board (PNSB) and the Kainan University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing bilateral relations in academics, research and cultural exchange, further strengthening the relationship and cooperation shared between the Republic of Palau and the Republic of China-Taiwan.
Through this MOU, Kainan University agreed to waive tuition and fees of two students recommended by PNSB and accepted to attend Kainan University in Taoyuan City, Taiwan. In addition to educational related expenses, the University will also provide $300 stipend per month as well as cover the costs of on-campus housing and travel to and from the ROC.
The Kainan University Full Scholarship for Palauan Students is made possible by Mr. Ching-Po Lin, Chairman of Palau Royal Resort. Chairman Chin-Po Lin is contributing the scholarship funds in full to Kainan University resulting in two full scholarships annually for Palau’s high school graduates.
President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., thanked Chairman Lin at the scholarship launching ceremony saying, “Chairman Lin’s success over the course of his career is something that should be recognized. His dedication to promoting educational attainment, through his generous scholarship fund, is worthy of commendation. I, on behalf of the Palauan people appreciate his willingness to not only see Palau as a business opportunity, but a culture worthy of investment. No action speaks louder than his investment in the future of Palau, his investment in Palau’s youth.”
Taiwan Ambassador to Palau, H.E. Michael Y.K. Tseng, witnessed the MOU signing and congratulated Palau, Kainan University, and expressed his gratitude to Chairman Lin. “Taiwan was built on education and its leaders’ commitment to strengthening the education system and creating educational opportunities. Taiwan is proud to partner with Palau in its effort in building and enhancing its educational system, particularly, building capacity through scholarships such as these where Palauans are made available the opportunity to succeed academically and return home to help build their nation.”
The MOU was signed by Vice Chairman of PNSB Kevin Polloi and Dr. Jung-Hui Liang, President of Kainan University and Dr. Shih-Chi Chao, Assistant Professor at Kainan University. [/restrict]