US offers scholarships to Vietnamese women economists

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Vietnam is offering three full scholarships to Vietnamese women seeking to obtain a master’s degree in economics from the US.

In an announcement February 23 it said the 2009 Masters' Program in Economics for Women is designed to help develop a new generation of female economists who, after returning to Vietnam, would be able to join economic policy making and serve as role models for future generations of female economists.

Grantees will pursue a two-year master’s program beginning in the 2009-2010 academic year.

It is open to all women applicants with an undergraduate degree in economics or a related field, at least three years’ work experience, and with an aspiration for future government/public sector services.

The deadline for applications, to be sent to the USAID/Vietnam office on Ngo Quyen Street, Hanoi, is March 31.

By Nha Tran

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