Scholarships to allow women to balance study, work, and family.
RMIT Vietnam will fully fund two new annual scholarships to enable Vietnamese women to gain doctorates, its President Professor Gael McDonald has said.
Making the announcement at a special staff celebration on last week’s International Women’s Day, she said the Women’s Enhancement Scholarships will enable recipients to obtain PhDs.
“I have spoken many times in Vietnam to women’s business organizations about the critical and influential role of women leaders in Vietnam,” she said. “One of the keys to success is educational attainment without the cost of being away from one’s family. RMIT Vietnam underpins that tenet with these significant full-fee scholarships for female Vietnamese citizens, each valued at $10,250 a year for four years.”
The scholarship programs will be delivered at RMIT Vietnam and fields of study include business, management, engineering (electrical and electronics), education, and communications and design, with opening dates in April and October 2016.
Professor McDonald told the women at the gathering that in working at an education institution such as RMIT Vietnam they have experienced the power and value of education first hand.
“These scholarships will enable aspiring women leaders to obtain an international Australasian PhD without spending large amounts of time overseas,” she said. “The program is designed so that women can continue to work, care for their families, and achieve their educational goals.”