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.

Here are the scholarship recipients of the 2018-2019 school year

  • Bhling Phước

    Phuoc comes from a very poor family.  His dad passed away when he was still a young child, leaving his mom to raise 3 kids on her own.  With only a small parcel of land, enough to grow only 5 bags of rice each year, his mom has to work as a labourer to supplement their income.  The many years of physical labour has left his mom with severe arthritis, and no longer able to work.  He feels fortunate to be able to stay in school to pursue a better life for his family, while his siblings are working as labourers to support the family.  Even with a part time job  he struggles to pay for his school and living expenses.

    Phuoc describes the people from his village as very kind, always help those in need, and have a strong sense of community.

    Phuoc says he loves to help his friends, learns from people, and works hard in school.  He also enjoys playing volleyball, reading, and participating in student clubs.  He’d like to come back to his village to help improve their situation, and to help young kids who are in similar situations.  To the younger generation, Phuoc advises them to work hard and never give up for a brighter future.

    Science

    Quảng Nam

    In Good Standing

  • Hồ Thị Hồng

    Hong’s family’s small parcel of farmland is barely enough to provide the family with food.  Due to the changing climate, her farm has experienced a lot of flooding, compounding harvest issues.  To supplement their income, her mom works as a labourer.  Her father is sick, and cannot do physical labour.

    Hong says the people of her village is kind and generous.  They would help each other in any situation, especially in the most difficult times, regardless of how much they have.

    Hong describes herself has friendly, a people person, and proactive.  She likes to read, volunteer, and play sports.  Her dream is to fix up her family home, and to help brother get to university.  Her advice to the younger generation is to work hard in school, in the face of hardship and challenges, you won’t regret it.

     

    Language

    Quảng Nam

    2018-2019

    In Good Standing

  • Nguyễn Thị Thủy

    Thuy’s from a poor farming family. Her dad is visually impaired, leaving mom to work the fields on her own. Given the family situation, it’s incredible that both her and her younger sister are still attending school.

    Thuy says she’s hardworking and friendly.  She loves to participate in her school’s drama club.  After graduation, she’d like to quickly secure a job to help out her mom, and to help teach kids in her village. She describes the people of her village as kind and friendly.  Her advice to young kids is to study hard, and do not get married early!

     

    Primary school teacher

    Q.Nam

    2018-2019

    In Good Standing

  • 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

    2017-2018, 2018-2019

    In Good Standing

  • 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

    2017-2018, 2018-2019

    In Good Standing

  • 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

    2017-2018, 2018-2019

    In Good Standing

  • 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

    2017-2018, 2018-2019

    In Good Standing

  • 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

    2017-2018, 2018-2019

    In Good Standing

  • 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

    2017-2018, 2018-2019

    In Good Standing

  • 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

    2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019

    In Good Standing

    2018

  • 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

    2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019

    In Good Standing

  • 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

    2017-2018, 2018-2019

    In Good Standing

  • 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

    2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019

    In Good Standing

  • 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

    2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019

    In Good Standing

  • 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

    2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019

    In Good Standing

  • 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

    2016-2017, 2017-2018

    Graduated

    2018

  • 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

    2016-2017, 2017-2018

    Graduated

    2018

  • 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

    2017-2018, 2018-2019

    In Good Standing

  • 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

    2017-2018, 2018-2019

    In Good Standing

  • 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

    2016-2017, 2017-2018

    Graduated

    2018

  • 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

    2016-2017, 2017-2018

    Graduated

    2018

  • 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

    2016-2017, 2017-2018

    Graduated

    2018

  • 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

    2016-2017, 2017-2018

    Graduated

    2018

  • 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

    2017-2018, 2018-2019

    In Good Standing