Esso supports STEM education and presents “Esso-Ratanakosin Bicentennial Scholarship Funds” to university students

Bangkok - Esso presented 30 scholarships worth 600,000 baht to undergraduate students in engineering, computer science, technology, science, accounting, business administration, finance field (STEM Education) from state universities nationwide via Higher Education Commission.


Esso supports STEM education and presents “Esso-Ratanakosin Bicentennial Scholarship Funds” to university students
Participants in the presentation ceremony at the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Office of Higher Education Commission (from left to right): Watcharakorn (1st from left), educator, senior professional level, Bureau of Students Development of Office of Higher Education Commission; Warunya Srisangwan, academic coordinator of Student Affairs, Kasetsart University; Assistant Professor Ratchot Chompunich, deputy dean of student affairs, Kasetsart University; Dr. Sampan Rittidej, secretary-general of the Higher Education Commission; Dr. Taweesak Bunluesin, director of Esso (Thailand) Pcl.; Nattinee Taycharpipranaik, recruiting manager of ExxonMobil Ltd.; Yuttana Ua-Amporn, community relations advisor of ExxonMobil Ltd.; orawit Munsamak, director for Office of Student Affairs and Alumni Relation, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang Campus. 

On this occasion Dr. Taweesak Bunluesin (photo at the top – 5th from left) , director of Esso (Thailand) Public Company Limited and Prof. Dr. Sampan Rittidej (4th from left), secretary-general for the Higher Education Commission presided over the presentation ceremony.   

Esso Director Dr. Taweesak said, “For 39 years, Esso has continuously coordinated with the office of Higher Education Commission on the established Esso-Ratanakosin Bicentennial Funds which could provide up to 2,160 scholarships, totaling more than 17.5 million Baht to the students with good academic performance but still in need of financial assistance. The funds have been given to undergraduate university students in STEM education particularly in engineering, computer science, technology, science, accounting, business administration and finance fields nationwide.

Higher Education Commission Secretary-General Prof. Dr. Sampan added, “The Esso-Ratanakosin Bicentennial Funds since 1982 have provided those students with better education and quality of life.  This is a good corporate citizenship from a private sector that recognizes the importance of providing opportunities to students to further their educational endeavors”

Due to the prolonged COVID -19 pandemic situation, the Office of Higher Education Commission has applied a new normal model via virtual interviews and fund presentations at each of the universities.

As affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation - a world leading Energy Company, Esso and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand have been providing quality fuels and lubes as well as chemical products to serve the growth of the country under the brands of Esso, Mobil and ExxonMobil.  The companies emphasize on doing business operations that go along with social responsibility, while engaging, creating and supporting development in the operating communities particularly on education which is the foundation for the country’s development.

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