Fourteen VAS students win scholarships worth more than $1.74 million for overseas study

08:00 | 23/07/2020
The end of the school year ceremony has just been organised by Vietnam Australia International School (VAS) for its 9,500 students from kindergarten to grade 12. In addition to academic achievements in both Cambridge and the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) programmes, during the 2019-2020 academic year, VAS students also won 469 prizes at all levels and many valuable scholarships for studying aboard.
fourteen vas students win scholarships worth more than 174 million for overseas study
Fourteen VAS students received scholarships worth more than VND40 billion awarded by UK, US, the Netherlands and Korea

Fourteen VAS students of grade 9 and 12 received scholarships for overseas study, totalling VND40 billion ($1.74 million) from prestigious universities and high schools in the U.S., the U.K., the Netherlands, and South Korea.

Tran Bach Duong, a 12thgrader of VAS Ba Thang Hai Mega Campus won five scholarships worth about VND13.4 billion ($582,600) from five American universities (Case Western Reserve, Miami University, Augustana College, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and Lawrence University).

Ngo Duc Huy, a student from the same campus, was awarded three scholarshipsby three U.S.universities, including University of Delaware ($72,000 for four years), University of Massachusetts-Amherst ($64,000 for four years), and University of Illinois ($36,000 for four years).

Meanwhile, Dinh Ngoc Thy Khanh, a ninth grader of Hoang Van Thu Campus, won four scholarships worth $63,755 from three U.S. high schools (George Steven Academy, Lee Academy, and Brook Hill School) and one Korean high school (Daegoo International Academy). Bui Le Thuc Anh, a ninth grader of the same campus, won two scholarships valued at $58,725 from two U.S. high schools (Winchendon and Lexington Christian Academy).

fourteen vas students win scholarships worth more than 174 million for overseas study
VAS students completed the school year with excellent results despite the interruptions caused by the pandemic

Almost 470 prizes won from municipal to international levels

Despite the interruptions and delays caused by COVID-19, VAS students won almost 500 prizes during competitions in international math, English champion, English Olympics, Math and Physics ViOlympic, TOEFL Junior, scientific research, scientific and practical knowledge, World Scholar’s Cup, and talent competitions hosted by the MoET and the municipal Department of Education and Training.

After seven years at VAS, the Cambridge education programme has significantly improved the academic achievements of VAS students whose average grades are higher than the averages both in Vietnam and in the world.

After seven years at VAS, the Cambridge education programme has significantly improved the academic achievements of VAS students whose average grades are higher than the averages both in Vietnam and in the world.

In this school year, four VAS students became “Top in Country” during IGCSE, AS, and A Level (May and June, 2020). At the Grade 10 IGCSE, 84 per cent of VAS students scored average results from A+ to C (excellent to fair), 30 per cent of whom scored from A+ to A- (excellent to good). At the A Level examination for 12th graders, 72 per cent of VAS students scored average results from A+ to C.

In this school year, 1,034 VAS students from grade 1 to 8, or 20.3 per cent of the total, won from three to four gold points (absolute points) for English, maths, science, and information and communication technology (ICT).

fourteen vas students win scholarships worth more than 174 million for overseas study
Four excellent students won the “Top in Vietnam” award for IGCSE, AS and A Level

Talent cultivation through diverse learning and extracurricular activities

This is an excerpt from the speech delivered by the VAS school board at the end of the school year ceremony: “The events currently unfolding on a global scale also give all of us new views on education. They are adaptability, dynamism, and adaptation to various circumstances and all economic, political, and scientific and technological changes. What cannot be found in textbooks can be reached only when students are equipped with a solid foundation of knowledge, and values as well as skills acquired during their school years and real life.”

Each year, VAS offers multiple playgrounds for academic development, talent cultivation, environmental protection, and community activities; such as English speaking contests, robot programming, VAS’s Got Talent, VAS Olympics, VASers for theCommunity, among others. All aim at giving students more chances to become mature, engaging in social activities, and participate in international competitions where they can build resilience, self-confidence, adaptability and problem solving skills.

Every year, VAS offers 17 scholarships worth more than VND1 billion ($43,480) for the best students in each grade and programme. All VAS activities aspire to a common goal: helping VAS students gain more confidence when competing with international friends and win valuable scholarships in addition to academic knowledge gained from both Cambridge and MoET programmes.

VAS is a school system with a 16-year history teaching international bilingual programmes in Vietnam. Nearly 9,500 VAS students, from kindergarten to grade 12, are studying at its seven campuses. VAS now offers three learning Cambridge pathways to meet the needs and competencies of students and their family’s orientations.

Learn more about educational programmes and register for a free placement test at vas.edu.vn or hotline 0911 2677 55.

By Ha Thuy

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