|Mr. Darren Oh presents a scholarship to Ha Pham Doan Trang. (Photo: Tuong Thuy)|
Mr. Darren Oh, Indochina Director of the Singapore Tourism Board, presented the scholarships at a ceremony at the government-backed organization’s Ho Chi Minh City Office.
Two of the scholars,
“We are deeply impressed by the three winners' ‘can-do’ attitude, confidence, willpower, and determination to go the extra mile," said Mr. Oh. "I am sure that they will achieve their goals and become successful journalists, economists and communication experts in the near future.”
Scholarship winner Phong took first place in a
Each scholarship being worth US$10,000, Mr. Oh said his board carefully selected the scholars out of dozens of applications from throughout
From May 1 to May 31, 2006, the agency received 44 applications from 12th graders and first-year university students accepted at the three
The scholarships are unique in the that there is no obligation for the scholars to work in Singapore after finishing universitiy, which is a common binding pre-requisite for many scholarship programs.
The Singapore Tourism Board is a Singapore Government-backed economic development agency for