Kolej Laila Taib was established in honour of Datuk Patinggi Dr. Hajjah Laila Taib for her selfless dedication and philanthropic commitments to the generations of sarawakians during her lifetime. Officially launched on 1st March 2010, Kolej Laila Taib immediately changed the face of private higher education in Malaysia through its Laila Taib Scholarship Scheme.
The Laila Taib Scholarship Scheme enables students to study for free at the college, as students need not pay any program fees or study loans while they are at the college. Since its inception, none of its 1,500 over students have paid any program fees whilst they pursued their respective Diploma programs. This Scholarship Scheme clearly symbolizes the character and grace which Datuk Patinggi Dr. Hajjah Laila Taib carried herself while she was still among us.
As Datuk Patinggi Dr. Hajjah Laila Taib had always reminded us "Our greatest contribution in life is love & compassion"