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The scholarships are a continuation of the two organisations’ “Sharing the Dream” joint initiative, wherein grateful and academic minded high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds in seven south eastern provinces and Hanoi are granted scholarships to assist them to further their education.
Those who can enrol to universities in the fields of engineering, marketing, business administration, banking or accounting are then provided with additional scholarships valued at VND4 million ($190) to encourage them to continue pursuing their academic goals.
The programme also marks as a part of SCG’s activities to celebrate its 100th anniversary of operations, and is in line with their ongoing commitment to improving the quality of life for the communities in which it operates.
Later on, further students in Hanoi will also receive scholarships under this programme on November 18.
Executive Country Director of SCG in Vietnam representative Niwat Komarn says the Sharing the Dream scholarship programme is an integral part of the company’s commitment to contributing to Vietnamese youth development.
“We believe that education is the best way to groom the youth for the future growth of Vietnam as they are the most valuable asset on the country, so along with our partner - Tuoi Tre, we are honoured to give opportunities to many students to pursue their dream and provide continuous benefits for the communities,” he says.
Pham Dang Minh, one of the award recipients and a student at the University of Natural Resources & Environment said: “My dad passed away when I was four. My mom had a serious accident when I was in the tenth grade. I hope to continue my studying, and to graduate and get a stable job to support my mom. This award has come at the right time. I will spend this on my tuition fees and living expenses here.”
“We face many difficulties studying at university, but we believe that with determination, we can overcome anything and fulfill our dream,” said Minh.
This is the seventh year that SCG and Tuoi Tre newspaper have run the Sharing the Dream scholarship programme.
During the time, 2,595 scholarships have been granted to high school students from seven provinces in the south eastern area of Vietnam, as well as Hanoi.
Of those awarded scholarships, many of the students are now enrolled in famous universities such as University of Foreign Trade, University of Technology, University of Law, and University of Economics.
Throughout the years, SCG has sought to improve outcomes for communities in Vietnam through youth development-oriented initiatives such as the renovation of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Disabled Children’s Training School, the construction of the SCG Sharing the Dream playground in Ho Chi Minh City, and SCG International Internship programme.
Established in 2007, Sharing the Dream scholarship programme is an initiative run annually by SCG and Tuoi Tre Newspaper to provide scholarships to high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds in seven south eastern provinces and Hanoi who have the desire to get higher education. Since 2008, the programme has awarded the scholarships to ex-scholars who can enroll to university in the fields of engineering, marketing, business administration, banking or accounting.