14:35 | 27/09/2016 Society
(VEN) - RMIT Vietnam has announced the winners of 98 scholarships with a value of more than 27.5 billion VND ($1.2m) to prospective and current students.
The scholarships, which are allocated in 12 categories and cover 100, 50 or 25 percent of tuition fees, are offered in a variety of subject areas including business, technology, design, communication, fashion, as well as logistics and supply chain management.
RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald said giving back to the community through the Scholarship Program has been a priority of the University since its founding in 2001. “RMIT Vietnam has grown as the country has grown”, said Professor McDonald. “We’ve benefited tremendously from Vietnam’s socio-economic and political growth, and feel privileged to have played our own part in contributing to the communities we engage with”.
Eight students received the President’s Scholar award – the University’s most prestigious – given to outstanding high school students who have achieved exemplary academic grades and demonstrated outstanding community engagement and leadership potential. In addition to full tuition, President’s Scholars will receive leadership mentoring and participate in leadership development programs throughout their study.
“Through these scholarships many Vietnamese students have gained the opportunity to pursue higher education at an international standard,” Professor McDonald said.
At an awards ceremony at RMIT Vietnam’s Saigon South campus, 71 scholarships were presented to current students and high school students. Twenty-three scholarships will be awarded to students at Hanoi City campus on 30 September.
To date RMIT Vietnam has awarded approximately 890 scholarships valued at more than 205 billion VND.