26.09.2019 | In Almaty called the names of 80 scholarship holders of the First President Foundation

In Almaty, the winners of the republican contest for student scholarships of the Fund of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Elbasy, were honored. This year, from more than 350 applications, the competition committee determined 80 winners. Newly made fellows were congratulated on the stage of the concert hall of the new Caspian University building. They were awarded certificates for personal monthly scholarships and badges, and also each of them has now received a new status – «Fellow of the Fund of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy».

In total, over the nine years of the existence of the contest, 639 people became scholarship holders of the Elbasy Fund. Its main goal is to promote the educational, scientific and creative activities of full-time students of higher and secondary special (art and culture) educational institutions. The competition consists of two rounds. The first stage is held on the basis of the institution in the manner established by it. Further, the applications of the applicants go to the competitive commission of the Fund of the First President, where, in fact, the winners are selected.

Students from Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Aktobe, Karaganda, Kaskelen, Kokshetau, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Pavlodar, Petropavlovsk, Semey, Turkestan, Ust-Kamenogorsk and Shymkent became scholarship holders of the new academic year. They have maximum academic performance indicators, are respected among students and teachers, and are actively involved in the public, research and practical activities of the educational institution. Fellows confirmed their achievements with transcripts with a high GPA score for two years of study, certificates, diplomas, diplomas, the availability of scientific papers and speeches at conferences and symposiums.

 The competition for student scholarships takes place as part of the implementation of one of the main directions of the Elbasy Foundation, namely: the identification and promotion of talented youth of the country. An honest fight took place, as a result of which 80 gifted and creative students were identified. Throughout the school year, winners of the competition will receive scholarships on a monthly basis. Such support from the Fund is not only a worthy assessment of the merits of students, but also a strong motivation to go forward, not to stop there. This is a real incentive to conquer new heights in school, in research and creativity. I will add that participation in the Fund’s contests helps to increase competitiveness among students,  said Sergey Tokhtarov, Director of the Foundation’s Representative Office in Almaty.

Entrepreneur and public figure Kairat Kudaibergen came to congratulate the fellows; professional boxer, Honored Master of Sports Kanat Islam; General Director of the Kazakhstan representative office of Synergy University, President of the Education Standard Corporation Bauyrzhan Kasymbergebayev; a young chess player, a female international grandmaster and a male international master Zhansaya Abdumalik; Chief Editor of the Almaty News Bureau of the Khabar Agency Talgat Kuspaev; Laureate of the Prize of the Fund of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy for achievement in the field of science and technology, Dr. PhD Oksana Kirichok; a young scientist, a member of the Council on Science at the FPP Nikolai Vereshchagin; FPP Fellow in 2015, Chairman of the Almaty City Branch of the Youth Wing «Jas Otan», member of the Public Council of Almaty Madi Akhmetov; 2013 bronze medalist of the Asian Youth Paralympic Games in Malaysia, public figure and young entrepreneur Serik Esmatov, etc.

Each of them wished smart and talented youth new victories and accomplishments. To receive a well-deserved reward from the hands of successful and famous people is a great honor for students and an invaluable gift. They shared their vivid impressions after the ceremony.

 This victory motivates, stimulates and gives a start to new opportunities and goals. My professor often says in class: “Talent is a focused will to act.” In this regard, I would like to add that the scholarship of the Fund of the First President gave me the opportunity to freely align my actions with goals. For me, this support is a big step into the world of professionalism and the possibility of complete immersion in music and art,  said a 4th year student at Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy Arshat Sharip.

It is worth noting that the students did not stand aside, and did not come to the ceremony empty-handed. Representatives of creative youth presented musical and choreographic numbers to the guests of the event. So, the folk song «Bulldirgen», instrumental number on the kobyz Take Five (Dave Brubeck), compositions performed by the choir Mamaliye and AinaLine, musical works by Undo (Sanna Nielson), «Menen Biele» (Aidana Medenova) and a masterpiece of classical music March With Me (Vangelis), and also performed the Kazakh dance «Swallow and Rain».

We add that as part of the scholarship award ceremony, a presentation of the competitive programs and educational projects of the First President’s Foundation for Youth took place. First and second year students of Kazakhstani universities were told in more detail about contests for scholarships of the Fund, for the best scientific work «Scientists of the Future», for the title of the best Council of young scientists in the country, about the student competition «Zhas Tolgyn», an intellectual duel and a popular science show Science Slam, Innovative Business Projects Competition «Idea for a Million».

The Foundation’s experts also called on talented youth to participate in grant competitions for creative projects, research and travel abroad to participate in competitions, master classes, conferences, symposia, biennials, congresses, etc.

The Elbasy Foundation Scholarship is more than financial support. This is a kind of quality mark, said a 2nd year student of Kostanai State University named after A. Baitursynova Syrym Zhanzhigitov. This is a mark of your belonging to the best representatives of Kazakhstani students. I participate in many competitions, but this one turned out to be difficult. For two years I submitted documents to the tender committee, and this time I was lucky. Such support, I am sure, will open up even more opportunities and prospects for engaging in creativity and science.

Recall that every year, starting in 2010, the Fund of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan holds a competition for student scholarships. It can be attended by full-time students of higher and secondary special (art and culture) educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Foundation Press Service

First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy

PR-manager in Almaty Artur Zhumashev

+7 (727) 220-92-16, +7 (708) 960-56-13

a.zhumashev@fpp.kz, www.fpp.kz


Photo: Vitaliy Tkach