When accepting the most prestigious scholarship, Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar Nguyen My Nhi and co-founder of the “For better soft skills of K’Ho students” group shared her scholarship promise: “I formed the group with seven K’Ho female students from Tam Bo secondary school earlier this year to empower them to lead change and improve outcomes for disadvantaged families in their community.”
“I will continue to lead the group and hope to create greater impact in the community through the connections I will make at RMIT,” Nhi said.
Of the 1,472 students who applied this year, 109 met or exceeded the requirements.
Allocated across 15 categories, RMIT scholarships offer 100%, 50% and 25% of tuition fees and are available in a variety of subject areas including the new programs at RMIT, digital film and video.
RMIT Vietnam Executive Dean (Academic & Students) Professor Rick Bennett emphasised that part of the scholarship program was to offer life-changing opportunities to disadvantaged Vietnamese people who otherwise may not be able to access higher education.
“Since 2014 as part of our annual scholarship program, RMIT has focused on community impact and awarded 16 scholarships to students who are living in disadvantaged circumstances both physically and financially, with a total value of more than 26 billion VND,” he said.
“This year, RMIT has made a decision to expand its full-funded scholarships in partnership with four not-for-profit organisations, REACH, KOTO, Vietnam Blind Association, and Sao Mai Center for the Blind.
“As well as receiving a full English and Higher Education tuition fee, monthly living stipend, accommodation, a laptop and home travel allowance (if applicable), the four recipients will benefit from the expertise and global experience of RMIT’s academic staff, high-quality facilities and infrastructure, as well as an industry-informed curriculum and strong industry connections.”
RMIT Vietnam scholarships are awarded annually to high school students who have achieved exemplary academic grades and demonstrated outstanding community engagement and leadership potential.
Want to learn more about the scholarship program? Find out how you can apply here.
Story: Ha Hoang