Students awarded prestigious scholarships
Date posted: Monday 4 Apr 2011
Ngoc Han Ho and Hai Ha Nguyen are among top students to be presented with scholarships during Swinburne University of Technology’s scholarship ceremony tonight.
Chaired by Swinburne's acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andy Flitman, the scholarship ceremony will honour outstanding academic achievements of both local and international students.
Over $678,000 in scholarships will be awarded to about sixty Swinburne students at the annual event.
The recipients, from Australia, America, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Malaysia and Vietnam, will receive a range of scholarships varying in cost.
The most prestigious awards to be received by 13 Australian students are the 'Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships', which will cover the cost of their university fees.
Among the international award recipients are Ngoc Han Ho and Hai Ha Nguyen who were thrilled and excited to be awarded a scholarship.
“My parents are so proud and encourage me to study well each semester,” said Ngoc Han Ho, the Way to Olympia Peak 2010 champion who commenced at Swinburne in July 2010.
“I was extremely happy when I achieved the scholarship, it nearly blew my mind, just like a dream come true. Thanks to Swinburne and Way to Olympia Peak, my dream from childhood has now become a reality.”
Equally pleased and appreciative, Nguyen Hai Ha, who received a full tuition fee waiver to undertake a finance major under the MOET/VIED Scholarship Scheme, said: “It’s not easy to get the scholarship because Swinburne has a very high standard. That’s why I’m grateful to be one of the recipients and grateful for the scholarship.”
“I am adapting very well to the new study environment thanks to the very active Vietnamese student community. It gave me a chance to discover the place that only appeared in my dreams. Importantly, Swinburne University provides me a study environment with fairness and innovation, which allows students to maximise their ability and potential.”
Each year, Swinburne University of Technology cooperates with international educational government departments to offer a number of scholarships for international students.
In Vietnam, Swinburne has established a close relationship with the Ministry of Education and Training. The Swinburne – Ministry of Education and Training Scholarship provides academically selected Vietnamese students with the opportunity to study at Swinburne.