Award of 25 scholarships on 8 May 2007, following their first semester of the 2006-2007 school year. Handing out the scholarships is Dr. Pham Hoa (back view), our volunteer coordinator in Hue.
November 2007 Update.
Was in Hue in November 2007 for business and to give the University the scholarship money for the students at DH Dan Lap Phu Xuan (25 scholarships for half year + 10% to University for administration = 16,500,000 VND about USD1025. Each full year scholarship is 1,200,000 VND, about USD75) . These 25 scholarships are part of a total of 120 the University will be handing out on November 20, 2007. Our scholarships awards have the highest monetary values.
Phu Xuan graduated its first class this past year (Summer 2007). All the students in IT (Information Technology) and Chinese were placed. Chinese companies in Saigon snapped all the students majoring in Chinese. They are still evaluating placement for the other faculties. Toured their 2nd facility in Phu Cam, an outlying district of Hue. Big new building on top of a hill (was an old hotel, then taken over by Ngo Dinh Can, then a state-owned enterprise). It was quite a coup for Phu Xuan to get this location from the local government.
There was an IT competition in Hue earlier this year. First place went to the team of Khoa Hoc (Faculty of Sciences, U of Hue), second place was the IT team of Phu Xuan, third was the IT team of Su Pham (Faculty of Education, U of Hue).
December 2008 Update
In December 2008, we awarded to DH Dan Lap Phu xuan 31 scholarships of VND600K for university level students, and 4 scholarships of VND400K for college level students. The total amount, including a 10% grant to the university for scholarship administration totaled US$1,297.43. This will be our last year with Dai Hoc Dan Lap Phu Xuan. After 5 years of support we have decided to move our support to another university since Phu Xuan now has developed a number of additional scholarship sources.
November 2009 Update
In November 2009, we awarded 9 scholarships to the University of Tra Vinh (Dai Hoc Tra Vinh), a university in the province of Tra Vinh in the Mekong delta, south of Saigon. We chose the university since it is in one of the poorer provinces in the South. We were introduced to the University through the Vietnam Heritage Institute (http://www.thevhi.org) that has an ongoing agricultural research program at the University. Tra Vinh University has 3 schools. There is a Truong Trung Cap (academy for the lack of a better description) for technical education at the high school level. Then there is the Truong Cao Dang (first 2 years of university) and finally the Truong Dai Hoc (the last 2 years of university). We chose to award 3 levels of scholarship to provide full tuition at each of the 3 levels: 1.6 MVND (USD 54), 2 MVND (USD 108), 2.4 MVND (USD 130). Since this is our first year with Tra Vinh University, we awarded only a total of 9 scholarships to needy students, 3 at each of the levels. The University was asked to select the students for the awards. The University was also given a grant amounting to 10% of the total scholarship amount. The total grant to Tra Vinh University is thus USD1,070.27.
Below is the picture of the students who were awarded the scholarships.
August- October 2010 update
In 2010 we started a cooperation with Ms Ly Thu Linh from Choice Humanitarian to expand our scholarship program to high schools, junior high school, primary school in the provinces of Long An (Tan An), Dong Thap (Cao Lanh), Dong Nai (Dinh Quan, the northernmost arrow), in addition to our on going scholarship program at Tra Vinh University. More later.
Our income tax returns are public. The .pdf document of the edited (certain confidential information such as Federal ID and addresses of directors have been deleted, all the accounting information are fully disclosed and accurate) 2006 Federal and Oregon tax returns (1.2MB), 2007 Federal and Oregon tax returns (1 MB), 2008 Federal and Oregon tax returns (752 KB), 2009 Federal tax returns (1.1 MB), are available from the links shown. However they are password protected. If you want to review them please e-mail us your name, address and e-mail for our records and we will send you back by US Mail (to validate the street addess) the password to open it. If you would like to receive the full set of information, please send us a request by US Mail.
Tran Thong - SEASF Director
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