Duc Anh Vo – scholarship holder in school year 2012 – 2013


Name: Duc Anh Vo Profile: Duc Anh grew up in poverty. As a high school student, while others enjoyed their school time, he juggled his studying and part-time jobs to support his family, yet he still excelled at school. He succeeded in a really selective entrance university’s exam, but that was not the end of the story. Moving to a big city, along with tuition fees, he needed money for just anything, Duc Anh was again confronted by the financial hurdle which has been impeding his family for generations. Thankfully with the support of DongHanh scholarship and of course his personal efforts, he was able to finish his first year with excellent result ,he then earned a full time study at

Luong Vang Le – scholarship holder in 2011


Name: Luong Vang LE Age: 22 Fourth year student in Polytechnic university of Ho Chi Minh city. Year of scholarship: 2011. Education & distinctions: High school Luong Van Chanh (Phu Yen ) : result of the entrance exam for Polytechnic University of Ho Chi Minh City : 25/30 . Polytechnic University of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam : In the training of excellent engineer in Viet Nam (PFIEV) First and second prize of National Olympic contest in physics, third prize of National Olympic contest in mechanical fluid, fourth prize of National Olympic contest in mechanics. Recipient of INSA-Lyon scholarship for two years of study. Future plans: he hopes to have the chances of studying in the developing countries, in particular

Le Hong Thai – scholarship holder in 2012

Name : LÊ Hồng Thái Age : 25 Academics: Francophone University Association (AUF – Agence universitaire de la Francophonie), Advanced Material Mines Nancy (ENSMN – École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy), Materials Science and Engineering Year of scholarship: 2012, the scholarship is used to obtain DELF B2 certificate as well as to cover a part of tuition fee. Besides, Dong Hanh also accompanies him in many others activities such as how to choose and how to apply for postgraduate study, etc. Future plans: Complete the program in Mines Nancy and do research about material structure, especially new material like Nano material.

Trong Hieu Nguyen – scholarship holder in 2006, 2007


Name: Trong Hieu Nguyen Age: 25 Academics: Polytechnic University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Electrical Engineering (2006 – 2009). University of Oregon, United States (2009 – 2012) – Degree in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude (uppermost honors). Australia National University, Australia – Currently completing a doctoral thesis in semiconductor materials/solar cells (since 2013). Year of scholarship: 2006 and 2007 (received two scholarships from Dong Hanh). Uses of the scholarship: The first scholarship was used to study English in order to study abroad in America. The second scholarship was used for his studies at the Polytechnic University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Future plans: In 3 years he hopes to have completed his doctorate at ANU. In the

Huynh Nam Khoa – schorlarship holder in 2009

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Name: HUYNH Nam Khoa Age: 23 Education: 2009 – 2013: polytechnic university of Ho Chi Minh City. Graduated with honor. From 2013: PhD student at Nangyang technological university, Singapore. Year of scholarship: 2009 Use of scholarship: A part of the scholarship is used to help his family who survived in a tropical hurricane. The rest is paid for an English course. Future plan: Finish his PhD program with the subject of “Energy Efficiency in Smart Building”. Widen a branch of Dong Hanh in Singapore as its president.

Some extracts from application letters (first semester, 2013-2014 year)


Dong Hanh organized a Scholarship Selection meeting in November for the first half of the 2013-2014 academic year. We are pleased to share with you below some extracts from application letters, which will hopefully allow you to better understand the lives of students in Vietnam.   When my brother was in college, I was still in high school. Living with my parents, I witnessed and resented how hard they worked to cover his tuition fees. Our agricultural resources were not sufficient for the price of his tuition, so they had to borrow money through a student loan program. My brother finished his studies and graduated to become a teacher. This was a great joy for the whole family, but it was

Trong Hieu Nguyen, who dared to dream!


One day in early December, after a long flight from Paris to Australia en route to the Australian National University (ANU, the biggest University in Australia), we received a letter from Mr. Trong Hieu Nguyen, a student who received two Dong Hanh Scholarships and was an active DH member in Ho Chi Minh City. In this letter, he happily told us his good news of getting a full scholarship from ANU to continue with a PhD. I had the opportunity to meet him several times. On behalf of the Fund’s Board of Dong Hanh studies, I would like to share a very interesting conversation with Mr. Trong Hieu Nguyen and his professional progress. Hello, could you tell us a bit

Phuc Hau Nguyen – who overcame his struggles


Là sinh viên khoa Điện tử trường ĐHBK TpHCM rồi được xét đi du học ở Ukraina, đổi với Hậu là cả một quá trình phấn đấu không ngừng. Hiện nay em đang học lớp dự bị của trường Kỹ thuật Hàng không ở thủ đô Kiev. Hậu cũng là một trong rất nhiều sinh viên đã được sự giúp đỡ của Quỹ học bổng Đồng Hành.

A river filled with dreams

If you go to the Giang Vo Centre on an autumn day in late October – early November, you will see Bach Thi Thuy Ha, a fellow of the talented K46A class in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Natural Sciences, Hanoi. These days, Ha is busy working as a vendor for the seafood export company of Da Nang. Since Ha has been busy in the lab working on her first scientific research project titled, “The Manipulation of Aniline Wastewater using the Electrochemical Method,” I was very surprised that she found the time for a job. 1. In her mother’s arms Let’s go back to the village of Thai Binh, when Ha was 10 years old and a