The Intel Vietnam Engineering Scholarship, founded in 2008, is an annual program committed to providing students from Vietnam’s universities with the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st Century workplace.
Now in its third year the scholarship has been lauded for its unique approach. Giving scholarships is a common practice utilised by companies as a give-back gesture to communities. Intel’s scholarship goes further, aiming to support technical students in improving their English - one of the most needed skills in Vietnam now and one of the key capabilities the company looks for in college graduates. The scholarship process has so far offered 322 students the opportunity to spend time with Intel, helping them refine their language skills and prepare them for their future career.
Nguyen Anh Minh, sophomore student from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technical Education reflected “
It is always a good thing to get a scholarship, I guess. But in some ways, this scholarship is different from others
” when he was awarded the Intel Vietnam Engineering Scholarship 2010.
Minh explained, “
Normally, when you get a scholarship you receive money and you can do whatever you want to with the money but when it comes to an Intel scholarship you make a commitment; a commitment to study English at the British Council. It is what I like about the Intel Scholarship.
Minh is one of 83 undergraduate technical students from five local Vietnam universities who were awarded the Intel 2010 scholarship out of the total 350 students who applied for this year’s program.