Six full tuition fee scholarships for disadvantaged students to study at RMIT
Since 2020, the university has expanded its Opportunity Scholarships to give life-changing opportunities to more disadvantaged Vietnamese people who otherwise cannot access higher education.
“Operating under a not-for-profit model with profits remaining in Vietnam, we not only reinvest into our infrastructure, equipment and buildings, but definitely into the scholarship area,” Professor Bennett said.
“Instead of being open freely for anyone to apply, we targeted four particularly prestigious and well-known NGOs, including REACH, KOTO, Vietnam Blind Association, and Sao Mai Center for the Blind, for shortlisting those who need scholarships the most.”
“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 successful 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.”
The scholarship recipients will also have many other opportunities to improve their soft skills and broaden their horizons.
“These include, but are not limited to, extracurricular activities organised by student clubs and societies, the Personal Edge program, and study abroad opportunities at one of our 200 partner universities from all over the world,” he said.
And with the growth of visually impaired scholarship recipients over years, Professor Bennett hopes to boost the University’s proficiency and skills in working with the blind even more.