Jakarta, October 6, 2021 – In committing to improve the quality of education and human resources (HR) in Indonesia, PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) continues to strive to contribute in the education sector through Bakti BCA Scholarship. This program is as one of corporate responsibility (CSR) under the umbrella of Bakti BCA that will be distributed to outstanding students in 18 Indonesian State Universities (PTN). Opening the 2021/2022 academic year, BCA holds the scholarship program targeting 840 awardees.
The scholarship opening ceremony for academic year 2021/2022 was opened by President Director Jahja Setiaatmadja, then followed by a symbolic handover by Human Capital Director Lianawaty Suwono together with EVP CSR Inge Setiawati to 18 PTN officials via video conference on Wednesday (10/06). The event was also attended by all representatives of BCA management from various regional offices. Then, the event continued with an inspiring webinar attended by hundreds of students from various universities.
‘’The commitment to improving the quality of education in Indonesia is the responsibility of many parties, including BCA as part of the national banking system. We consistently provide scholarship programs for outstanding students as one of the pillars of the nation's progress. The academic year 2021/2022 will be a special year because we will recruit more outstanding students in Indonesia to enhance their skills and be given various educational trainings through the scholarship programs that Bakti BCA provides," said Jahja.
Bakti BCA Scholarship has been existed since the 1990s and for more than 25 years of its implementation, BCA continues to evaluate so that this program is targeted precisely. The number of awardees and the amount of stipend increases every year. To date, 18 PTN partnered with Bakti BCA scholarship are Padjajaran University, Bandung Institute of Technology, Gadjah Mada University, Diponegoro University, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Airlangga University, Hassanudin University, Sam Ratulangi University, Cenderawasih University, Udayana University, Brawijaya University, University of North Sumatra, Sriwijaya University, Andalas University, Bogor Agricultural University, University of Indonesia, Mulawarman University, and Tanjungpura University.
Inge said that the success of this program for decades has been one of the reasons why BCA has never stopped supporting education in Indonesia. ''We believe that the next generation of this nation has a strong passion and determination to learn, therefore it has become our responsibility to support it. Through this program, we will provide more in-depth education regarding soft skills, investment & planning, leadership, team assignments, national webinars and others,''
Bakti BCA Scholarship Program is part of the smart pillar solution under BCA's Corporate Social Responsibility. Every year, BCA is committed to produce qualified young generation that is highly competitive through this scholarship program. For the academic year 2021/2022, it was recorded that the fund to be allocated for Bakti BCA Scholarship is IDR 5.65 billion, excluding development and training activities for one year. This program is also one of BCA's efforts in accelerating the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by supporting awardees to obtain quality education.
‘’BCA hopes that through this material and non-material supports, scholarship recipients can take full advantage of it. Hopefully fellow students can be motivated to increase their enthusiasm and initiative to gain skills and knowledge more optimally as a provision for the future,'' Lianawaty concluded.
Bakti BCA Scholarship for Academic Year 2021/2022 will soon Open – Human Capital Director of BCA Lianawaty Suwono together with EVP CSR of BCA Inge Setiawati symbolically handed over Bakti BCA Scholarship to PTN officials via video conference on Wednesday (10/06). For academic year 2021/2022, it was recorded that the fund to be allocated for the Bakti BCA Scholarship is IDR 5.65 billion
About PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (as of 30 June 2021)
BCA is one of the leading commercial banks in Indonesia with the core business of transaction banking. BCA also offers a full range of financial services in consumer, SME, commercial and corporate segments. As of June 2021, BCA has the privilege of serving more than 26 million customer accounts, processing around 41 million of daily transactions through a network of 1,013 branches; 17,721 ATMs as well as the 24-hour internet & mobile banking systems; supported by 24/7 Halo BCA contact center. BCA’s presence is complemented by a number of subsidiaries focusing on vehicle financing, sharia banking, securities, general and life insurance, digital bank, remittance as well as venture capital business. BCA is committed to building lasting relationship with customers, putting people first, and making positive impact on society at large. With more than 25,000 employees, BCA's vision is to be the bank of choice and a major pillar of the Indonesia economy.
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