21 Outstanding Vietnamese Students receive Endeavour Awards in 2007
On 19 January 2007, the Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, H.E. Mr Bill Tweddell and the Counsellor for Education, Science and Training, Ms Bettina Cooke, presented Endeavour Scholarship Awards to 21 outstanding Vietnamese awardees. Also represented at this event were senior guests from Ministries, and universities and media representatives.
In commenting on the awards, Ambassador Tweddell said “I am delighted to present these awards. In 2006, Vietnam received its first two Endeavour Scholarships, and those two talented young people are now studying in Australia. This year, another, much larger group of 21 young Vietnamese people, who also have demonstrated their considerable talents, have received a similar opportunity. I wish them the very best in their studies in Australia, and in their bringing the skills back to Vietnam in the future.”
Bettina Cooke noted that “…the Endeavour Scholarships Program is an important component of the Australian Government’s April 2006 initiative to double the number of scholarships offered by Australia in the Asia-Pacific region. This initiative demonstrates the high value that Australia places on education as a means to boost prosperity in the region, and to build relations with Vietnam and other regional countries.”
The Endeavour Awards are administered by Australian Education International (AEI). These reputable awards bring high-achieving students, researchers and professionals from around the world to Australia to undertake short- or long-term study, research and professional development in a broad range of disciplines.
For the 2007 round, Vietnam’s awardees will undertake different types of study courses, including vocational and technical education, bachelor’s degrees, and postgraduate courses. The courses will be broad, ranging from business and science, to education and engineering.
The following list outlines the 2007 Vietnamese awardees:
• 04 Endeavour Asia Awards: Ms Hoang Kim Dung; Ms Dang Cam Tu; Ms Nguyen Thi Bich Thao and Ms Nguyen Quynh Hoa
• 01 Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Awards: Mr Nguyen The Tho
• 04 Endeavour Executive Awards: Mr Nguyen Le Hung; Ms Nguyen Huu Chi; Ms Le Thi Ai Lam; Mr Le Hoai Nam
• 10 Endeavour Postgraduate Awards: Mr Ngo Huy Tien; Ms Duong Thi Thu Hien; Mr Nguyen Vu Huy; Ms Nguyen Hue Chi; Mr Phan Manh Ha; Mr Nguyen Duc Ai; Ms Le Thi Cam Thuy; Mr Chu Nguyen Binh; Ms Do Thi Thanh Ha and Mr Doan Ba Ngoc.
• 02 Endeavour Vocational and Technical Education (VTE) Awards: Ms Nguyen Anh Thu and Mr Nguyen Phi Hung
While the awards are a significant individual achievement for recipients, substantial and long-lasting benefits will flow to Vietnam from the knowledge and skills the awardees will acquire through these opportunities.
The Endeavour Awards Program aims to strengthen Australia’s education and research relationship with Vietnam. Awards will be offered on an annual basis through a competitive process managed in Australia. For further information about the programme and how to apply, please visit website www.endeavour.dest.gov.au, or contact the AEI office at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi at:
Ms Le Thi Thu Hien
8 Dao Tan, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel. (84-4) 831 7726 Ext 430
Fax. (84-4) 831 7709
For more information about the Australian Government’s overall scholarships program, please visit: http://www.australianscholarships.gov.au