Domestic Scholarships

Domestic Scholarships

LUONG VAN CAN DOMESTIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Academic year 2017 - 2018

Established in September 2014, Luong Van Can Scholarship Fund aims to develop a new generation of highly skilled professionals beneficial for Vietnam’s social and economic growth.
In alignment with its mission, Luong Van Can Scholarship Fund thereby announces the opening of applications for domestic scholarships (hereafter referred to as Luong Van Can Scholarships) for the 2016 - 2017 academic year. The scholarships aim to support students with outstanding academic achievements from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue their higher education at Universities/ Colleges in Vietnam.

 Scholarship Description

After a careful assessment process, the Selection Committee will award the full scholarship packages of VND 20,000,000 each which covers tuition fee (depending on the tuition fee of each university), English improvement and living cost.
Scholarship awards will be re-assessed on an annual basis to ensure fairness and transparency. Recipients who fail to meet the eligibility criteria set by Luong Van Can Scholarship Fund during their programs of study (academic and disciplinary standing) will be terminated for continuing scholarships. During the period of scholarship grant, recipients are required to submit grade and semester reports to the Scholarship Board and Fund Management Council.
The process of scholarship evaluation comprises of 02 rounds: the preliminary round (Round 1), English test and the interview round (Round 2). The candidates who pass the interview round will be awarded scholarships. The number of scholarships awarded annually is not fixed in each year.

 Candidate Eligibility

Candidates that fulfill the following criteria are eligible to apply for a Luong Van Can scholarship:

Type 1:
- Be a Vietnamese national (without dual citizenship) currently enrolling at one of the Universities in Vietnam of the academic year of 2016– 2017 (regardless of majors).
- Must have achieved a GPA of 8.5/10 or above
- Must have achieved a GPA of English of the latest semester of 8.0/10 or above
- Demonstrate proactive involvement in social/ community/ volunteer activities (either in Vietnam or overseas)
- Demonstrate particular dreams and detailed plan to achieve the dreams
- Being from a disadvantaged background (lower-income background, living with disabilities or in isolated areas…) is prioritized

Type 2:

- Be a Vietnamese national (without dual citizenship) who is currently a grade-12 student at a high school in Vietnam and passes the 2017 National High School Examination
- Have achieved Fair standing or above and Good conduct in grade 12 (GPA 9.0 or above)
- Gained entrance to a college or university in Vietnam (regardless of majors)
- Demonstrate proactive involvement in social/ community/ volunteer activities (either in Vietnam or overseas)
- Demonstrate particular dreams and detailed plan to achieve the dreams
- Being from a disadvantaged background (lower-income background, living with disabilities or in isolated areas…) is prioritized
* A candidate are required to submit documents as stated in the Application Forms session below, then the candidate may supplement his or her college/university entrance decisions.

* Note: Candidates with special backgrounds (lower-income background, living with disabilities or in isolated areas, from ethnic minorities,...), although may not meet the aforementioned academic requirements, are still encouraged to apply for further assessment.

 Application Forms and Procedures

Type 1 (Students from Universities):
1. Online application form (here). After finishing the application form, candidates are expected to PRINT OUT the application form and SEND ALONG WITH all the following documents (from number 2 to number 7) to LVCF
2. Official university transcript (updated to the latest semester) certified by the School Board
3. 01 Personal Statement (no more than 02 typed A4 pages, Times New Roman font, font size 12, written in Vietnamese with tone markers). In this letter, candidates need to demonstrate why they are deserving of a scholarship. Accordingly, topics that need to be discussed include, but are not limited to, the followings:
The candidate’s academic prowess;
- Any college/university programs the candidate is currently pursuing and why;
- Future career goals;
- Participation and/or leadership roles held in extracurricular activities, community service, work experience (if any, such as internships or volunteer positions);
- The candidate’s sources of motivation at school and in life;…
4. 01 teacher’s recommendation letter (homeroom teacher, School Board, or an alternative teacher who knows the candidate well). This letter needs to explain the candidate’s academic prowess and abilities. (According to the sample found here).
Note: The teacher’s recommendation letter greatly contributes to the assessment of the candidate. The more details about the candidate the letter provides, the greater chance the candidate may acquire.
5. 01 letter certified by local government (community authorities, local police…). This letter needs to elucidate the candidate’s disadvantaged circumstances, demonstrating the candidate’s need for financial aid for continued study. 
The letter is expected to STATE address, telephone number, email (if any) of the local officer for further contact from LVCF when in need.
6. Awards: copies of any certificates of academic achievements, extracurricular activities, work experience (no need to be certified)
7. Copy (uncertified) of English (or other) language proficiency certification (if any)

Type 2 (Grade-12 students attending the 2017 National High School Examination):
1. Online application form (here). After finishing the application form, candidates are expected to PRINT OUT the application form and SEND ALONG WITH all the following documents (from number 2 to number 9) to LVCF 
2. Copy of official high school transcript certified by the School Board.
3. 01 Personal Statement no more than 02 typed A4 pages, Times New Roman font, font size 12, written in Vietnamese with tone markers). In this letter, candidates need to demonstrate why they are deserving of a scholarship. Accordingly, topics that need to be discussed include, but are not limited to, the followings:
- The candidate’s academic prowess;
- Any college/university programs the candidate is currently pursuing and why;
- Future career goals;
- Participation and/or leadership roles held in extracurricular activities, community service, work experience (if any, such as internships or volunteer positions);
- The candidate’s sources of motivation at school and in life;…
4. 01 teacher’s recommendation letter (homeroom teacher, School Board, or an alternative teacher who knows the candidate well). This letter needs to explain the candidate’s academic prowess and abilities. (According to the sample found here).
Note: The teacher’s recommendation letter greatly contributes to the assessment of the candidate. The more details about the candidate the letter provides, the greater chance of receiving the scholarship the candidate may acquire.
5. 01 letter certified by local government (community authorities, local police…). This letter needs to elucidate the candidate’s disadvantaged circumstances, demonstrating the candidate’s need for financial aid for continued study. 
The letter is expected to STATE address, telephone number, email (if any) of the local officer for further contact from LVCF when in need. 
6. Awards: copies of any certificates of academic achievements, extracurricular activities, work experience (no need to be certified)
7. Copy (uncertified) of English (or other) language proficiency certification (if any)
8. Copy of High School Diploma (or Temporary Certificate of High School Graduation), certified by local authorities
9. Notice of Universities/ Colleges admission (Letter of Admission or List of admitted students)
* Note: Documents number 8 and 9 can be supplemented after the application deadline.

Candidates are required to submit their applications by sending hard copies of the application form and the aforementioned documents to:
Luong Van Can Fund
17-19-21 Ly Tu Trong, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Envelope subjected to: Luong Van Can Scholarship Application
Deadline for applications: 17:00 on 23/07/2017. Applications submitted by mail must be postmarked by this deadline.

 Selection Criteria

In alignment with the vision of Luong Van Can Scholarships, scholarships shall be awarded to candidates determined to be eligible and worthy based on academic ability, academic achievements, academic goals, and whose family backgrounds comply with the above requirements. Scholarship awards do not discriminate on the basis of region, race, religion, or gender. In particular, a successful candidate must:
- Clearly and logically present their personal academic and life goals
- Demonstrate their motivation and efforts to achieve their goals as described
- Demonstrate leadership ability and a desire to contribute to the community
- Verify his or her (family’s or personal) disadvantaged background and need for outside support for continued education
- Demonstrate a commitment to continuing efforts during the period of scholarship and thereafter

 Tentative Schedule

 15/04/2017  Scholarship applications open
 23/07/2017  Scholarship applications close. Selection Committee begins assessment process
 10/08/2017  1st round decisions released
 17-18/08/2017  Interview process and English test commences
 25/08/2017  Scholarship winners announced
 12/09/2017  Scholarship awards ceremony

 Contact

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