RMIT International University Vietnam today announced a list of winners of its 10th anniversary scholarships for 2011.
Thirty five scholarships valued at more than 12.25 billion VND (580,000 USD) in total have been awarded to high school students from Binh Thuan, Da Nang, Hanoi, Hai Duong, Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau; and to RMIT Vietnam's current students and alumni.
RMIT Vietnam President Professor Merilyn Liddell said this scholarship program is part of RMIT Vietnam's ongoing commitment to fostering the professional and community leaders of the future.
"We are happy to see students from a wide range of cities and provinces across Vietnam applying for and receiving RMIT Vietnam scholarships this year. We are also pleased to see some of our outstanding students and graduates to win this scholarship – the first of its kind in 10 years," she added.
"Through these scholarships, we aim to create opportunities for outstanding Vietnamese students with a passion for learning and knowledge to grow personally and professionally and in so doing realise their full potential."
Scholarship winners will study Commerce, Accountancy, Business Information Systems, Design, Information Technology, Professional Communications, Marketing, Economic & Finance, and Project Management at Saigon South and Hanoi campuses.
Candidates have been selected on the basis of academic excellence, English language ability, extra-curricular activities which demonstrate their leadership skills and other personal strengths, along with recommendations from principals, vice principals, teachers and community leaders.
Candidates all provided written personal statements on why they felt they should receive a scholarship, and these were assessed closely by a panel of academics. Shortlisted candidates had to sit for a rigorous interview selection.
An RMIT Vietnam Scholarship covers tuition fees for a single degree and may include the tuition fee for English courses (from 5.5 IELTS level or higher). A scholarship does not provide for accommodation, living expenses, travel or other personal expenses.
With this year's scholarship offers, RMIT Vietnam has awarded scholarships worth more than 102 billion VND (4.85 million USD) for students to attend postgraduate, undergraduate and English programs since its opening in 2001.
Scholarship award presentations are taking place during greeting flag ceremonies at the winners' high schools around Vietnam during November and December this year.