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Announcement about VNF –TPG Scholarship program

The Vietnam Foundation (VNF) would like to send the warmest greetings to all universities.

VNF is a non-governmental and non-profit organization, which is founded by the US National Academies. It is located at National Academy Building, suite 507, Washington D.C, United States. In Vietnam, VNF operates under a license BM493/UB-HD approved by the Commission Committee for Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). VNF’s representative office is at Building 21, suite 902, 9th floor, Lang Ha Street, Hanoi.

The ultimate mission of VNF is improving the lives of Vietnamese people through education. Currently, VNF is collaborating with UNESCO Vietnam, the Ministry of Education & Training   and universities across Vietnam to deploy the Vietnam Opening Education Resource program – VOER Program (www.voer.edu.vn). In addition, VNF runs many other meaningful programs, such as Scholarships and Laptops program for visually impaired students, or education exchange programs between Vietnamese and American educational institutions.

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In 2013, VNF will cooperate with TPG Capital, a reputable private equity firm based in California, United States in its TPG Growth project (www.tpggrowth.com). In Vietnam, TPG Capital has made successful investments in growing Vietnamese companies, such as FPT and Masan. This collaboration aims at awarding scholarships to the most talented students from the top universities in Hanoi. Five scholarships, $2,000 US dollars each, will be offered to five (05) outstanding students.

To VNF, this will be a pilot program to honor and support talented university students, paving the way for future university education programs. To TPG Capital, this serves as a charity activity to support Vietnam education.

VNF respectfully hopes that the University administrators will work together to organize effectively the aforementioned program. We would like to ask you to conduct the following actions:

–          Nominate three (03) students with the most outstanding academic achievement (among students in the highest percentile of grade point average or students with special outstanding achievements). Priority is given to students who can understand and speak English fluently.

–          Send transcripts and registration forms (as in attached file) to The Vietnam Foundation by email, snail mail or fax to:

o   Email to Mrs. Ha Nguyen at hanguyen@vnfoundaton.org or

o   Express delivery to The Vietnam Foundation Office, Room 902, 9th floor, Building number 21 Lang Ha Street, Hanoi or

o   Send a fax to 04.6278.2785

The deadline of nomination and profile submission is 11th March 2013.

The process of scholarship reviewing and evaluating is as followed:

–          12th March 2013: Board meeting to select and assess profiles

–          14th March 2013: English interview

–          16th March 2013: Announcement of successful candidates

–          20th March 2013: Scholarship awards at Hanoi Temple of Literature

The Vietnam Foundation is looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Pham Duc Trung Kien

President

The Vietnam Foundation

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