The RMIT Vietnam President’s Scholar award is the University’s most prestigious scholarship given to outstanding high school students who have achieved exemplary academic grades and demonstrated outstanding community engagement and leadership potential.
Here are three of nine scholarship winners – each with big goals for the future – who commenced their studies at RMIT Vietnam in October 2017.
An accomplished student from Amsterdam High School for the Gifted in Hanoi, Vu Hoang Trung is known by teachers and fellow students as a disciplined and well-rounded individual with outstanding leadership skills.
Trung chose to study Bachelor of Business (Economics & Finance) as he finds beauty in the interrelationships between all human activities.
He impressed the Scholarship Committee with his long term goal to use what he learns at RMIT Vietnam to contribute to Vietnam's economy.
As a graduate from Foreign Language Specialised School, Trang’s passion is studying French and English.
At RMIT Vietnam, Trang has chosen to pursue Bachelor of Business (Logistics & Supply Chain Management) as she believes one day she will build her own makeup and skincare company with customised products for the Asian market.
She also aspires to create cosmetic products made of ingredients from Vietnam and other Asian countries. She believes that knowledge from the Logistics & Supply Chain Management program will help her achieve those goals.
Nguyen Vy Thuy Tien loves both communications and economics, and has chosen to study a Bachelor of Digital Marketing degree where she can get experience in both areas while also developing her design and drawing ability.
From Quang Binh province, Thuy Tien achieved an impressive overall IELTS band score of 8 when she was just 18 years old. “Building good habits and a good environment is the key – not going abroad!” she said.
Thuy Tien chose RMIT Vietnam as she trusts that the English-speaking campus and international environment will help improve her English fluency.
Giving back to Vietnam
RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald emphasised that the RMIT Vietnam scholarship program was a way of giving back to the country.
“Our scholarship program is to ensure that talented Vietnamese students have the opportunity to excel through an international standard of higher education,” Professor McDonald said.
Story: Doan Thanh Van
Photo: Le Thanh Phuong