Jakarta: Around 1,470 students from various regions in Indonesia packed Velodrome, Rawamangun, East Jakarta, where the Medcom.id 2019 Online Scholarship Competition (OSC) has been held since 06:30 Western Indonesia Time (WIB). The thousands of students present wearing their respective school uniforms were students who passed the final stage of the scholarship selection which was also sponsored by Fajar Paper.
Since morning thousands of these students gradually entering the building to register at each campus of their choice. After carrying out the offline test, 420 names of OSC scholarship-winning students will be announced on Awarding Night which will be held tonight at the same location.
One of the students of the Madrasah Aliyah Nahdlatul Ulama (MA NU) Tasywiquth Thullab Salafiyyah (TBS) Kudus, Central Java, Achyar admitted that he was very enthusiastic about taking the OSC offline test. Achyar said that he was interested in UMN.
"I want to study at UMN because they have a Physics Engineering program and there are scholarships for that program," Achyar told Medcom.id, when met at Velodrome, Rawamangun, East Jakarta on Thursday, 19 December 2019.
Moreover, a student of SMKN 8 Tangerang, Hafiz Priyatna Wiguna said, UMN has a department that suits his interests, namely multimedia. Compared to other universities, UMN has supporting facilities that are qualified in the field.
"There is a multimedia major. UMN is also located near my house," he said.
Meanwhile, a student at SMAN Cahaya Madani Boarding School, Banten, Fahru Rozi explained the reason for choosing Trisakti University in the OSC program this year is because the campus has a good track record. The university also played a role in the 1998 reformation movement.
"Trisakti University has been accredited ‘A’, its history is famous during the reformation era. I want to study management there, since it has been accredited ‘A’," he explained.
After registering, OSC offline test participants are directed to the exam room to take the offline test which is held at 09.00-12.30 WIB.
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 to continue their education up to the undergraduate level by using existing scholarships at each of their favorite universities.
OSC is a collaboration program between Medcom.id and private universities as scholarship providers. With OSC, participants no longer need to register and take the test directly.
OSC shortens the process with online methods. Registration and initial testing are done through an online system. OSC has now entered its 5th year, in collaboration with 21 well-known private universities from eight different cities (Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Semarang, Malang, Surabaya, Makassar and Bali).
This program provides 420 undergraduate scholarships that can be contested by every high school / vocational / MA equivalent student in Indonesia. OSC is expected to be able to support higher education and facilitate outstanding children from various backgrounds throughout Indonesia.