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SCG provides scholarships to outstanding students

Released at: 18:58, 05/12/2018

SCG provides scholarships to outstanding students

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Thai group's "Sharing The Dream" program recently provided scholarships to 20 students in southern region.

by Khanh Chi

SCG granted scholarships on December 4 to support 20 outstanding students under its “Sharing The Dream” scholarship program after a careful selection process from more than 300 applications, reflecting the corporation’s commitment to supporting young Vietnamese to pursue their passion for education and aligned with its brand promise of “Passion for Better”.

“One of SCG’s focuses is to support human development, especially in education,” Mr. Sompob Witworrasakul, General Director of SCG subsidiary Vinakraft, told the awards ceremony. “We believe that education is a solid foundation for not only individual but also the country’s development. Therefore, SCG has initiated the Sharing The Dream scholarship program to encourage passionate students to pursue their better future via education.”

“The program provides continuous support for beneficiaries throughout four to five years of tertiary education. It also offers students opportunities to join soft skill development programs. Our goal is to support the next generation of Vietnamese who are able to contribute to the better future of their communities.”

The 20 qualified freshmen represent excellent students with outstanding academic performance and great passion to build up communities.

One of them is Nguyen Thi Ngoc Trinh, a student at the Electricity & Electronics Department of the University of Technology of Ho Chi Minh City, who has a passion to create a safe and environmentally-friendly energy network in Vietnam. “My passion is to design a safe national power grid to minimize accidents caused by electricity,” she said. She works hard to make her dreams come true, despite many difficulties, and SCG has now officially become her companion in building up her dreamed future.

Another passionate story is that of Nguyen Hong Khanh from the Finance & Marketing University in Ho Chi Minh City, who believes that “sharing is receiving”. Despite her own hardships, she has been actively involved in various activities to raise funds for families in need and orphanages. Her passion is to start up a business in advertising so that she will be able to help more people in the future.

Developed based on the needs of the local community, the “Sharing The Dream” scholarship program this year saw many students with a medical major; a high-demand occupation to serve Vietnam’s large population into the future.

The “Sharing The Dream” scholarship program has been SCG’s flagship corporate social responsibility (CSR) program since 2007. This year’s program offered 20 scholarships to freshmen in Ho Chi Minh City and southern Dong Nai and Binh Duong provinces, where SCG has operations, with each worth VND15 million, together with opportunities to join other company programs. The program provides continuous support to students throughout their four or five years of university.

The corporation has also deployed many other CSR programs to support the community, including the SCG Playground in Hoang Van Thu Park in Ho Chi Minh City and Long Son commune in southern Ba Ria Vung Tau province. It also offers sports programs to promote healthy lifestyles among young people, including the SCG Street Football Tournament 2017 and 2018, the Kick & Share by SCG - Football Clinic, and Inspirational Golf Training by LPGA Golfers Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn.

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