HEEAP awards 109 scholarships to technical female students

In December, HEEAP awarded scholarships to 109 female students from the university and college partners of HEEAP programs. The total value of all scholarships is 708.5 million VND.

The 109 scholarship beneficiaries came from 13 technical colleges and vocational schools, including: Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City Vocational College of Technology, Cao Thang Technical College, Thu Duc College of Technology, Dong An PolyTechnique, Ho Chi Minh City Vocational College, Ly Tu Trong Technical College, Ho Chi Minh City Technical and Economic College, Industry and Trade Vocational College, Vietnam Singapore Vocational College, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Can Tho Vocational College, and Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Applied Science and Technology.

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HEEAP Country Director, Karl Theisen (middle left), congratulates one of this year’s Intel Technical Vocational Female Scholarship winners.

The Intel Technical Vocational Female Student Scholarship is an annual HEEAP scholarship program. From 2012 to 2016, the program has offered 545 scholarships to female students in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces. With the additional 109 scholarships this year, the total value of the scholarships has surpassed 3.54 billion VND.

An award ceremony was organized on December 16, 2016 with the presence of the U.S. Consul General, Mary Tarnowka; Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Education and Training, Pham Ngoc Thanh; Chief of Saigon Hi-Tech Park, Le Hoai Quoc; USAID Chief, Stephen Berlinguette; Public Affairs Director of Intel Products Vietnam and Malaysia, Uyen Ho; along with 13 universities and colleges leaders, and 109 female students.

Speaking at the event, Tarnowka said, “I’m pleased to say that Vietnam’s high-tech and engineering workforce is more competitive today thanks to HEEAP… In America, women are leaders and innovators. They contribute to society and help others. I hope that [female students here] will all work to build a community of women leaders and educators through your education and that you encourage and support each other through your studies.”

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Intel representative, Huyen Ho (far left), stands with a group of students who have just received the 2016 Intel Technical Female Vocational Scholarship.

Ho said, “Promoting educational opportunities for young girls and building women’s capacity is one of the focus areas of education development and social responsibilities of Intel. This is the fifth consecutive year that Intel offers scholarships to technical female students with the goal to increase the percentage of female students in technical fields in Vietnam, and to create more opportunities for female students to develop their capabilities in the fields that they pursue.”

The Intel Technical Vocational Female Student Scholarship program will be continued in 2017, with online applications available in September 2017. Female students from the schools mentioned above can apply online, as well as learn more about the program at: http://heeap.org/scholarship.

BY TAM NGO

Source: heeap.org

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