Trần Liên Khánh Hoa, a 10th grade student at Đinh Thiện Lý/Lawrence S. Ting High School in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), has been awarded a two-year scholarship to study at Leysin American School (LAS), a Swiss boarding school located in the alpine resort village of Leysin, Vaud, about two hours east of Geneva. The Ott Foundation for Advancement of International Education Scholarship, valued at $180,000 (160,000 CHF) for both years, covers all tuition, room and board and mandatory costs. It is without a doubt one of the most generous scholarships awarded to a Vietnamese student in recent memory.
Khánh Hoa will enter the International Baccalaureate program in the 11th grade. In order to be considered for this scholarship, applicants had to be in the top 5% at their school, be extensively involved in extracurricular activities, be fluent in English, have won international and national contests and have a strong interest in attending a world-renowned U.S. or European university.
“I feel honored to have received this wonderful opportunity to challenge myself and gain life-changing experiences. I am truly thankful to Capstone Vietnam for informing me about this scholarship program, as well as helping me throughout the application process. I would also like to express my gratitude towards the LAS Financial Aid & Scholarship Committee for selecting me. I will – with all my passion and responsibility – do my best to prove myself deserving of the scholarship and to meet their expectations. Last but not least, I would like to save my greatest thank you for my parents, who have always supported and encouraged me to follow my dreams.” (Khánh Hoa)
“I am excited to welcome Khánh Hoa to LAS next school year. The Financial Aid & Scholarship Committee chose her not only based on her excellent past academic achievement and family financial need, but also because she will benefit and help further the school’s mission, which is ‘developing innovative, compassionate and responsible citizens of the world,’,” said Marc-F. Ott, Ed.D., LAS Head of School.
“Capstone Vietnam is proud to have played a role in publicizing this fantastic scholarship opportunity, bringing it to the attention of outstanding students throughout Vietnam and facilitating their applications,” noted Dr. Mark Ashwill, managing director. “The Leysin American School made a wise decision by selecting Khánh Hoa. She is deserving of this prestigious scholarship and I know will take full advantage of all of the opportunities that it offers,” he added.