Jakarta: After going through a series of online tests, selections, and offline tests, finally 420 participants were declared winners of the 2019 Medcom.id Online Scholarship Competition (OSC). The names of the OSC winners were announced during the OSC Award Night in Velodrome, Rawamangun, East Jakarta on Thursday night, December 19, 2019.
Medcom.id CEO, Mirdal Akib said, 420 students who passed from all over Indonesia were young people who were great and never gave up. He believes, later these OSC participants will become the next generation and leaders of the nation.
"I personally feel very touched and very proud to see these children. Their enthusiasm is very high, never give up, in the midst of conditions that may not support them to get here," said Mirdal in his remarks at OSC 2019 Awarding Night.
Mirdal added, OSC is the first online scholarship competition and is currently the largest in Indonesia. Held for the first time in 2015, now OSC has managed to get support from 21 well-known private universities (PTS) in Indonesia.
The 21 best private universities are willing to allocate 420 scholarships, worth Rp40 billion to Indonesian students. Mirdal said, this year OSC was attended by around 55,000 participants from all over Indonesia.
Before finally taking an offline test in Jakarta, students have gone through several stages of rigorous selection to get scholarships on the campus of their choice. "Starting from the online test, selections, and the offline test which was held this morning (Thursday), at this location Rawodangun Velodrome, East Jakarta. Now, it's time we announce students who are entitled to receive scholarships from their favorite campus," said Mirdal with enthusiasm .
To note, this year's OSC Award Night was attended by the Director General of Learning and Student Affairs (Belmawa) at the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud), Ismunandar as the Keynote Speaker. To find out the names of the 2019 OSC Medcom.id winners, you can directly look at the websiteosc.medcom.id.
The list of winners can be determined by clicking on the 21 PTS logos at the bottom of the page. In each campus logo that has been clicked, 20 OSC winner names will appear that have qualified for the PTS.
In addition to tuition-free scholarships, Mirdal explained the Media Group has also channeled educational aid funds to 30 OSC scholarship winners who economically need to be assisted. This education funding assistance is given for two consecutive semesters.
"Those who get this funding are also seen from their achievements from the Cumulative Achievement Index (IPK) which is very good and comes from various regions, such as Wakatobi, Papua, North Luwuk, those who may have diverse family backgrounds," he explained.
Online Scholarship Competition (OSC) is the first online scholarship competition in Indonesia, held by the news and video portal Medcom.id. OSC is here to provide convenience for Indonesian children in order to continue their education up to S1 by using scholarships provided by OSC partner PTS.
OSC is a collaborative program between Medcom.id and Private Universities through its role as a scholarship provider. With OSC, participants no longer need to come physically to tertiary institutions to enroll, but simply follow the initial online registration and selection process.
OSC simplifies the process, starting with registration and initial testing conducted through an online system. OSC has now entered its 5th year of implementation, in collaboration with 21 renowned private universities in Indonesia, which are located in eight different cities (Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Semarang, Malang, Surabaya, Makassar and Makassar).
OSC is expected to be able to support the tertiary education that facilitates high-achieving children from various groups throughout Indonesia.