Eight disadvantaged students receive scholarships covering full undergraduate tuition.
Panasonic Vietnam held the Panasonic Scholarship 2015 Awards Ceremony on October 30, assisting eight students in difficult circumstances but with outstanding academic results and the potential to contribute to society after graduation. Attending the ceremony were representatives of Panasonic Vietnam and universities in Hanoi and more than 300 students.
“In Vietnam our challenge is developing Vietnamese talent to develop new solutions and products to match the needs and requirements of Vietnamese people,” Mr. Eiji Fukumori, Panasonic Vietnam General Director, told the students. “I hope all young and talented students in Vietnam will continue to ‘Challenge and Change’ to achieve greater success in the future.”
As part of Panasonic Vietnam’s contribution to a sustainable society, the Panasonic Scholarship Program aims to support the development of strong human resources through education and training programs in collaboration with universities. This year the Program was expanded to all universities in Vietnam, with 300 applications received from students at 35 universities.
Eight were selected to receive a Panasonic Scholarship 2015 worth VND30 million ($1,345) per school year.
A Career Orientation Program was also organized to provide knowledge and experience to university students to prepare for their future career opportunities.
“A Panasonic Scholarship not only provides financial support but also encourages me to overcome the difficulties and the pressure of medical treatment to continue my studies and realize my dreams,” one of the recipients, Tran Khanh Hiep from FPT University, said.
The Panasonic Scholarship Program has been implemented in Vietnam since 2004, with 24 students receiving postgraduate scholarships to study in Japan. From 2014 Panasonic Vietnam redirected the program to grant scholarship for full undergraduate tuition with the aim of accompanying Vietnamese students in their dreams and aspirations.