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  • PT Sumbawa Timur Mining Awarded Scholarship to 40 Outstanding Students from Dompu Regency

    01 / 11 / 2023 Press Release

    Sumbawa Timur Mining

    Dompu, 1 November 2023:  PT Sumbawa Timur Mining (STM), the owner of Hu’u Project 7th generation Contract of Work (CoW) in Dompu Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province handed over Beasiswa Prestasi to 40 outstanding students from Dompu. The scholarship awarding confirms the company’s commitment to supporting education and human resources development, particularly in Dompu. 

    “We hope this scholarship will encourage the beneficiaries to make higher achievements, as well as inspire other students to strive for their best achievements,” said Community Relations Manager of PT STM, Ulya Defretes during the awarding ceremony of Beasiswa Prestasi at Dompu Regent’s Office, Wednesday (11/1).

    The awarding ceremony of PT STM’s Beasiswa Prestasi was symbolically opened by the Regent of Dompu, H. Kader Jaelani. Head of Dompu local Education Office and families of the scholarship beneficiaries also attended the ceremony. Parents of the scholarship beneficiaries were deliberately invited to attend the awarding in order to strengthen the relationship between PT STM and the parents, as well as to show pride and gratitude for the achievements of the scholarship recipients. 

    The scholarship beneficiaries come from various study programs, which are divided into two main categories, namely the engineering and non-engineering programs. The engineering programs include mining engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, logistic engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, geodetic engineering, informatics engineering, and medical laboratory engineering. Meanwhile, the non-engineering programs include international relations, accounting, agro-eco technology, nutritional science, mathematics, management, public health, soil science, nursing, and environmental science. 

    They are studying at 18 state and private universities located in West Nusa Tenggara Province and outside the province, such as Mataram University, Indonesian Islamic University, Brawijaya University, Bogor Agriculture Institute, Diponegoro University, Indonesian Education University, Muhammadiyah University of Malang, Muhammadiyah University of Mataram, and some other universities.

    Before receiving the scholarship, the students previously had gone through a strict selection process starting on July 24 until September 29, 2023. The selection process involved 97 students who had to undergo stages of administrative selection, basic ability test and case study, interview test, and final selection that selected 40 outstanding students. 

    Ulya explained that the number of this year’s Beasiswa Prestasi beneficiaries had increased more than two times.  Last year, the scholarship beneficiaries were 19 students. This year, it increased to 40 students. The higher number of Beasiswa Prestasi program beneficiaries is also based on the input from the local government of Dompu Regency. 

    “STM apprehends the input and tries to realize the aspiration. We are grateful for the support of Dompu Regent and his staff, and also other parties that have paid attention to this program. I believe that the support from all parties will encourage the best 40 students to face a brighter future,” he said.

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    About PT Sumbawa Timur Mining – PT STM

    PT Sumbawa Timur Mining (STM) is a joint venture between Eastern Star Resources Pty Ltd (80%), a 100%-owned subsidiary of Vale SA, and PT Antam Tbk (20%). Established in 1998, STM became the owner of the Hu’u Project 7th generation Contract of Work (CoW) and Geothermal Preliminary & Exploration Survey Assignment in Hu’u District, Dompu Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. The CoW area covers 19,260 hectares in Dompu Regency and Bima Regency. Currently, PT STM is conducting mineral exploration activities to realize its vision in becoming a world-class copper mine powered by renewable energy.

    For further information, please contact Sumbawa Timur Mining Team

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