Scholarships

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Why Scholarships:

Here is a first hand account of the condition of students as witnessed during the field trip in 2011 by our team member Phong Le. “Students belonging to the indigenous communities in central Vietnam are plagued by an endless cycle of poverty and hunger. Families subsist on farming and foraging, tend to have more than 5 kids and parents are unable to spend enough to keep the children in school continuously through the school years. Many families also face harder circumstances like failed crops, or a single parent raising 6 – 7 kids or having to prioritize food over school fees. For an entire village of a few hundred people in each indigenous community, hardly one or two students go on to complete post secondary education.” At One More Step, we strongly believe that education has the power to lift children from the vicious cycle of hunger and poverty, and shape them into empowered leaders of the future who can serve their entire communities. Scholarships given to selected students who have the willingness to study but are faced with challenging circumstances will greatly improve the chances of them completing school and benefitting their own communities in the future.

Selection Criteria:

The students are handpicked from a pool of applicants, and one of our team members in Vietnam visits their family home to ascertain the facts and circumstances in the application. Due to the small budget we operate in, we are currently only helping post-secondary students who are aspiring to become teachers, nurses or doctors. Our research also shows a high likelihood of these indigenous students returning to their native communities to serve.

2015 Scholarship Drive:

We are working to again raise $2500 towards the drive for next year’s Scholarship Fund. We are very hopeful that the last year’s recipients will continue to show great progress and qualify for the scholarship again in 2016. We will also be able to support a few new scholarship recipients in the coming year, based on how much we are able to fundraise.

2014 Scholarship Drive:

We raised $2500 towards the scholarship drive in 2014, monies which have been distributed for educational needs over 2015. We have seen great success with the program, and have positive updates to share from the students on their progress and their appreciation for the funds.

2013 Scholarship Drive:

The first batch of 13 scholarship recipients was vetted over the summer and scholarships ranging from 120$ – 150$ CAD have been awarded to each of these students. We will be profiling each of these recipient’s stories and progress on the website. Only those students who continue studies and show progress will receive further scholarships for the next year.

Recap:

Our long term patrons would remember the education funds we raised in 2010. Here is a snapshot of the successful fundraising page from 2010. As always, we are very grateful for your continued support. This education fund was initiated in 2009 in response to rebuilding the Hue and Binh Dien Schools for poor children in Central Vietnam, which were flattened by typhoon Ketsana in 2009. A part of the funds was used to rebuild the two schools, and you can read more about this past initiative here.

Here are the scholarship recipients of the 2017-2018 school year

  • K Lực

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has three other children, two are still in school.

    Traditional Medicine

    Lam Dong

    New

  • H vinh H Rách

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has four other children, they are still in school.

    Nursing

    Phu Yen

    New

  • K pá h Quyên

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has four other children, all are still in school.

    Nursing

    Phu Yen

    New

  • K pá thị Hiền

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has two other children.

    Nursing

    Phu Yen

    New

  • K pá thị Hương

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has two other children.

    Nursing

    Phu Yen

    New

  • Ma Cẩm

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from fishing. The family has three other children.

    Nursing

    Phu Yen

    New

  • Đặng t Mỹ Xương

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. Father passed away. The family has five other children, one is still in school.

    Primary School Education

    Ninh Thuan

    New

  • Rơ Chăm H’Plih

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has two other children, one is still in school.

    Primary School Education

    Gia Lai

    2

  • Hờ thị Úp

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has three other children, one is still in school.

    Primary School Education

    Phu Yen

    2

  • Đàng Ánh Ngân

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has two other children, both are still in school.

    Math

    Ninh Thuan

    New

  • Ya Thị Na

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The student has seven other siblings, three of them still in school.

    Nursing

    Ninh Thuan

    New

  • Mang Thị Lài

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The student has three other siblings.

    Medical Doctor

    Phu Yen

    2

  • Đinh Thị Nhân

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has four other children.

    Nursing

    Quang Ngai

    New

  • Đinh Hinh

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. No other siblings.

    Medical Assistant

    Quang Ngai

    New

  • Hồ Văn Đội

    Student comes from a low-income family. The student is an orphan. The student has four other siblings.

    Medical Assistant

    Quang Ngai

    New

  • Hồ Minh Dương

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has one child.

    Nursing

    Quang Ngai

    New

  • Hồ Thị Chung

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has two children, both are still in school.

    Pharmacy

    Quang Ngai

    2

  • Nay H Vinh

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has two children, both are still in school.

    Nursing

    Quang Nam

    2

  • Nguyễn Tấn Tài

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has five children.

    Nursing

    Quang Nam

    2

  • A Lăng Níu

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has four children, one is still in school.

    Physics

    Quang Nam

    New

  • Hồ Thị Nhỏ

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has seven children, three children are still in school.

    Social Work

    Quang Nam

    New

  • Hoàng Văn Mạnh

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The father has passed away. The family has two children.

    Pharmacy

    Gia Lai

    2

  • A Ting Thị Cấy

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has five children, three are in school.

    Pre School Education

    Quang Nam

    2

  • Hồ Thị Hoài

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has five children.

    Primary School Education

    Quang Nam

    New

  • Hồ Thị Thanh Biếc

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has two children.

    Nursing

    Quang Nam

    2

  • Bnướch Thị Apum

    Student comes from a low-income family. The family’s main source of income is from farming. The family has six other children.

    English

    Quang Nam

    New

  • Y Ngủi

    This student’s father is a farmer. Mother has been diagnosed with uterine cancer. Family is in dire condition, but the student has the resolve to continue studying.

    Teacher (Kindergarten)

    Kontum

    2013-2014, 2014-2015

  • Alăng Ton

    Parents are farmer. Born in 1993, has 2 siblings in total. Poor households. Currently studying to become a kindergarten teacher. GPA – Good.

    Teacher (Kindergarten)

    Quảng Nam

    2013-2014, 2014-2015

  • Alăng thị Ngơi

    Parents are farmer. 2 siblings, both are attending school. Poor households. Currently studying physics.

    GPA – Good.

    Physics

    Quảng Nam

    2013-2014, 2014-2015

  • La thị Yến

    Parents are farmers. Poor households. Currently studying physics.
    GPA – Good.

    Physics

    Quảng Nam

    2013-2014, 2014-2015

  • Phạm vănTriệu

    Parents are farmer. Family is in difficult situations.

    Student #: 1201151

    Nursing

    Quãng Ngãi

    2013-2014

  • Phạm thị Thứ

    Parents are farmer. Family is currently in a very difficult situation.
    Due to traffic accident, Thu is injured and Thu’s sister just passed away. Therefore, Thu is taking a break from school for the school year 2012-2013.

    Nursing

    Quãng Ngãi

    2013-2014

  • Đinh thị Tâm

    Parents are farmer. Family is currently in a very difficult situation. Mother is ill, need caring. Tam is taking a break from school to take care of his/her mother.
    Currently studying nursing.

    Nursing

    Quãng Ngãi

    2013-2014

  • Phạm thị In

    Parents are elder farmer, sick, family is currently in a difficult situation. Has 6 siblings. Currently studying nursing.

    GPA – Good

    Nursing

    Quãng Ngãi

    2013-2014

  • Zơ Răm Thủy

    Father is a commune official and mother is a farmer. Poor households. Currently studying to become a kindergarten teacher.

    GPA – Good.

    Teacher (Kindergarten)

    Quảng Nam

    2013-2014

  • Nguyễn thị Hằng

    Female, born in 1991, has 5 siblings. Parents are farmer, 2 siblings are currently attending school. Poor households. Currently studying to become a kindergarten teacher.

    GPA – Good.

    Teacher (Kindergarten)

    Quảng Nam

    2013-2014