Leading ASEAN conglomerate SCG has announced the launch of its 14th annual scholarship SCG Sharing the Dream Scholarship 2021, in Ho Chi Minh City, the journey has wrapped up with 10 scholarships for university students, aiming to empower the youth nationwide to overcome the challenges caused by the pandemic and pursue their education for a brighter future.
|SCG Sharing the Dream Scholarship 2021 has been supporting talented but disadvantaged students to continue pursuing their education during the COVID-19 pandemic |
Under the theme of “Dare to Dream”, the programme not only provides financial support to students in need but also inspires the youth to live up to their dreams despite difficulties. Accordingly, SCG will hand over 42 continuous scholarships (university level only) and 250 scholarships totalling more than VND2.1 billion ($91,300) to high school and university students across the country.
Piyapong Jriyasetapong, general director of SCG Vietnam Co., Ltd. said, “This year, the pandemic has had a greater impact on students and especially the disadvantaged ones. Despite the bigger gap between those students and their education path, their passion to overcome obstacles in life is greater than ever. Therefore, SCG wants to empower them to overcome difficulties and continue their learning, to become competent citizens for society. Besides, our flagship SCG Sharing the Dream scholarship programme has also reaffirmed SCG’s efforts to promote human development and better living in Vietnam.”
Besides Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Binh Duong, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau, SCG Sharing The Dream 2021 has rolled out to five locations including Hai Duong, Thai Binh, Nghe An, Quang Binh, and Long An, with a mix of scholarships ranging from high school to university. Each qualifying student will get financial aid and have opportunities to improve their soft skills in many areas via training.
Thach Tran Dang Khoa is a valedictorian of Business Administration at International University-National University of Ho Chi Minh City with the dream of owning a chain of organic food stores to provide foods and drinks made entirely from nature, without preservatives, to malnourished children and people suffering from serious diseases such as blood fat, cancer, cirrhosis, and so on.
Besides, Khoa also wishes to establish a study promotion fund for poor students from disadvantaged backgrounds, allowing them to continue their learning journey, nurture their everlasting ambitions, and become good citizens for society in the future.
Dinh Le Minh Thang, a Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology student who wishes to work in the cosmetics chemistry industry after graduation, has established a very clear learning and growth plan in his four years at university. In addition to his professional objectives, he is involved in charitable activities in Ho Chi Minh City to help in difficult circumstances. "Through these activities, I can bring value to others," Thang said.
|Many Vietnamese students have benefited from SCG Sharing the Dream scholarship to pursue education |
Meanwhile, Nguyen Vu Nhu Quynh received this scholarship for four consecutive years and is now a final-year student at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology. He is presently working on producing edible wrapping for instant noodles, inspired by training on the circular economy model of SCG. SCG Sharing the Dream scholarship not only provides financial assistance to overcome life's challenges, it also enhances the community values that SCG promotes, particularly for the environment.
"Because of my habit of eating instant noodles and the present issue of plastic waste, I wondered why instant noodles need so many layers of plastic. I researched international documents related to my major in food technology with my friends in order to make more eco-friendly food packaging items," she added.
In an attempt to make a more positive impact on the youth, this year, SCG has also co-operated with Hoa Hoc Tro Magazine to host the “Dare to Dream” Contest. The contest encourages young people to share their own stories of how they have overcome challenges in life and keep up with their dreams via education. With such meanings, it has become a new platform for Gen Z to speak up their voices and empower them to thrive with passions.
With the belief that the young generation can seek for a better life through education, SCG Sharing the Dream Scholarship is one of SCG’s continuous efforts to contribute to the sustainable development of Vietnam. In the past 14 years, the programme has fulfilled the dreams of more than 5,000 students nationwide, creating solid impacts on the human resources of Vietnam.