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Press Release: Palau’s Scholarship Board and Kainan University Forges Relations in Academics, Research, and Cultural Exchange

For Immediate Release
Serial No. PR-17-023
April 17, 2017
Office of the President

Palau’s Scholarship Board and Kainan University Forges Relations in Academics, Research and Cultural Exchange; PRR Chairman Lin to Sponsor Two Full Scholarships Annually

On April 14, Palau National Scholarship Board (PNSB) and the Kainan University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing bilateral relations in academics, research and cultural exchange, further strengthening the relationship and cooperation shared between the Republic of Palau and the Republic of China-Taiwan.

Through this MOU, Kainan University agreed to waive tuition and fees of two students recommended by PNSB and accepted to attend Kainan University in Taoyuan City, Taiwan. In addition to educational related expenses, the University will also provide $300 stipend per month as well as cover the costs of on-campus housing and travel to and from the ROC.

The Kainan University Full Scholarship for Palauan Students is made possible by Mr. Ching-Po Lin, Chairman of Palau Royal Resort. Chairman Chin-Po Lin is contributing the scholarship funds in full to Kainan University resulting in two full scholarships annually for Palau’s high school graduates.

President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., thanked Chairman Lin at the scholarship launching ceremony saying, “Chairman Lin’s success over the course of his career is something that should be recognized.  His dedication to promoting educational attainment, through his generous scholarship fund, is worthy of commendation. I, on behalf of the Palauan people appreciate his willingness to not only see Palau as a business opportunity, but a culture worthy of investment.  No action speaks louder than his investment in the future of Palau, his investment in Palau’s youth.”

In announcing the scholarship program, Chairman Lin expressed, “With the leadership of President Remengesau, Palau has shown full support, assistance and stood up for the Republic of China-Taiwan in the international stage during this long and difficult period. On behalf of the 23 million citizens of Taiwan, I would like to express our appreciation. Under the leadership of President Remengesau, we all have witnessed the improvements of infrastructure, society, culture, education and tourism every year. Palau has set itself as an example and role of leaders of the countries in Pacific. We believe the eternal friendship of the Republic of China-Taiwan and the Republic of Palau is assured, and will never change. Furthermore, this scholarship program will bring significant academic exchange to the youths of both countries.”

Taiwan Ambassador to Palau, H.E. Michael Y.K. Tseng, witnessed the MOU signing and congratulated Palau, Kainan University, and expressed his gratitude to Chairman Lin. “Taiwan was built on education and its leaders’ commitment to strengthening the education system and creating educational opportunities. Taiwan is proud to partner with Palau in its effort in building and enhancing its educational system, particularly, building capacity through scholarships such as these where Palauans are made available the opportunity to succeed academically and return home to help build their nation.”

The MOU was signed by Vice Chairman of PNSB Kevin Polloi and Dr. Jung-Hui Liang, President of Kainan University and Dr. Shih-Chi Chao, Assistant Professor at Kainan University.


Kevin Polloi, Vice Chairman of PNSB and Dr. Shih-Chi Chao, Associate Professor at Kainan University
Top L-R: Minister Billy Kuartei, Ministry of State; Kevin Polloi, Vice Chair of PNSB; Dr. Shih-Chi Chao, Associate Professor of Kainan University; and, Minister Sinton Soalablai, Ministry of Education. Bottom L-R: Ambassador Michael Tseng, Republic of China; H.E. President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr.; and Chairman Lin of Pacific Royal Resort.


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