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Bea scoring system: Selecting the right person for scholarship

Sharif, Shamshuritawati and Ismail, Suzilah and Ahmad, Yuhaniz and Khalid, Ruzelan and Omar, Mohd Faizal and Zain, Zakiyah (2015) Bea scoring system: Selecting the right person for scholarship. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 5. pp. 242-246. ISSN 2146-4138

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Disability may involve visual disability, physical disability, learning disorder, speech disorder, mental disorder and others various disabilities. This situation can reduce the quality of life, and causes clear drawback to that person. Due to this, in many countries, there are scholarships for students with disability, and students with disability parents.Universiti Utara Malaysia also provides a scholarship known as Bestari Education Award (BEA) scheme to assist poor students with disability.The process of selecting the right student for the scholarship is through a manual approach by analyzing the individual application forms and usually very time consuming. In this study, a scoring system is developed to simplify the selection process.The score is based on monthly household income, number of dependents and taking into consideration any disabilities, critical illnesses, orang asli and orphan. This scoring system can replace the long manual process of analyzing the forms and assist administrative to strategize the management of this special scheme.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 2nd AFAP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (AICEBM 2015), 10-11 January 2015, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Financial Assistance, Manual Selection, Scoring System
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: School of Quantitative Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Shamshuritawati Sharif
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2015 01:35
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2016 03:17
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/15031

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