Two TVU students receive scholarships from the US Department of State


Nguyen Le Hoang Minh and Dang Gia Huy, two English Linguistics majors from Tra Vinh University, excellently achieved scholarships from prestigious educational organizations from the United States Department of State.

Nguyễn Lê Hoàng Minh (on the left) and Đặng Gia Huy (on the right)

Endeavoring conscientiously to overcome obstacles

Nguyen Le Hoang Minh and Dang Gia Huy are top-notch students at the School of Foreign Languages. With a scholarship to the US, they are getting ready for an additional trip. After their tireless efforts, now is the right time for them to bear fruits. Teachers and students majoring in English Linguistics at the School of Foreign Languages, Tra Vinh University, are proud of Minh and Huy’s academic accomplishments.

The fourth-year student, Nguyen Le Hoang Minh, passed several rounds of testing to excel as one of the recipients of the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) scholarship. Hoang Minh will be able to study a range of subjects at a reputable US university. In addition, he will participate in social and cultural exchanges with academic institutions and participate in community service programs.

“I was quite surprised when I obtained the scholarship,” Hoang Minh confessed modestly. “My efforts have helped me conquer every challenge since I prepared for the application. Receiving this scholarship is also somewhat fortunate, but through those obstacles, I have faced, I still believe in myself that I can do it.” He added.

Global UGRAD is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. The program provides students with a scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at a U.S. college or university and aims to offer in-depth exposure to U.S. society, culture, and educational institutions to a diverse group of emerging student leaders.

Going to the great ocean to learn

Dang Gia Huy is also a fourth-year English Linguistics major at Tra Vinh University who has passed the entrance tests and acquired the YSEALI Academic Fellows 2022 scholarship. This is a significant program of the US State Department for accomplishing strategic goals, reducing barriers for young people in Southeast Asia, and connecting young generations.

With the help of this scholarship, Gia Huy will be able to improve his leadership skills and develop professional competencies suitable for himself and the industry he is studying. Besides theory, Huy will also be exposed to extra-curricular activities, study tours, field trips along with volunteer activities.

Moreover, Huy will receive training in problem-solving techniques related to environmental issues, and how to carry out related projects. Furthermore, Gia Huy will also participate in cultural exchange and community service as a volunteer.

Gia Huy expressed his joy at being given a scholarship by the US government. Initially, he thought that his profile was not too strong because it focused mostly on leadership and had few environmental-related volunteer activities. That was why he put a lot of effort into his essay; he wanted to demonstrate his leadership and concern for the environment. “I tried my best with the desire to learn, exchange experiences, and meet many new friends and experts,” Gia Huy said.

The YSEALI Academic Fellowship is an intensive short-term academic program whose purpose is to provide groups of young leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States and a particular theme while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.

The programs will utilize a hybrid format with an initial virtual component consisting of lectures, travel, leadership and cultural activities. An in-person component will take place in the United States, over a period of approximately two to three weeks in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023.

By Lan Anh