Intel Products Vietnam granted 109 scholarships Friday, November 29, 2013, awarding female university and vocational students a total value of 708 million VND. Intel awards these Vocational Female Students Scholarships annually under the umbrella of the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP).
In the program’s first two years, female engineering students have received a total of 218 scholarships-- a total value of 1.4 billion VND.
Speaking at the HEEAP Vocational Female Students Scholarship award ceremony, Sherry S. Boger, General Manager of Intel Products Vietnam, said, “Education for girls and empowering women is one of Intel’s key focuses in our education transformation and corporate social responsibility initiatives. With the ambition of increasing the female-to-male ratio in Vietnam technical and engineering studies, we launched the female scholarship program as a part of HEEAP Phase One in 2012 and we have provided many scholarships that give female students the opportunity to excel and maximize their potentials within the engineering major.”
“Education transformation, and higher outcome quality are targets of higher human resources from 2011 to 2020. Through their involvement, Intel has contributed a great deal wto this progress via programs for higher education quality that increase the participation of female students in engineering,” said Mr. Ma Hoang Le, Head of the Vocational Training section of Ho Chi Minh Department of Labor, Invalids and Society. “Intel’s HEEAP female scholarship gives female engineering students more confidence in their capacity, especially for those who study at vocational schools.”
The 109 students receiving this scholarship come from Ho Chi Minh University of Industry, Ho Chi Minh Vocational College of Technology,Cao Thang Technical College, Thu Duc College of Technology, Dong An Polytechnique, Ho Chi Minh Vocational College, Ly Tu Trong Technical College, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Phu Lam Technical and Economic College, Industry and Trade Vocational College HCMC, Vietnam Singapore Vocational College, Ho Chi Minh University of Technical Education, Can Tho Vocational College.
Any female students in their third year from the above universities and colleges who would like apply for the scholarship in 2014 can download forms and apply online and/or at their school’s department. The scholarship will begin accepting applications in September 2014.
Please visit heeap.org/scholarship for more details.