Honda launches twelfth YES Award program in Vietnam

VOV.VN - The Honda Foundation has announced the launch of its twelfth Young Engineer and Scientist’s Award – YES Award – grant program for Vietnamese university students, which it initially started in Vietnam in April 2006.

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The entire YES Award program aims to provide financial assistance to the bearers of future industry and sciences.

In Vietnam, the program committee annually selects up to 10 undergraduate students of designated Vietnamese universities to receive a US$3,000 study grant and an extra prize. The grant is distinctive in that it is not restricted to tuition but may be used for a broad range of activities.

Another unique characteristic of the system is that awardees can receive an additional grant, YES Award Plus of US$10,000, if they continue their study and training within a certain period after the receipt of the YES Award, either via masters, doctoral, or study abroad programs at a Japanese university.

The developments of this one-of-a-kind, two-phase grant scheme has garnered special attention in the academic communities not only in Vietnam but in the entire Asian region where Honda administers the program.

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This year, as in prior years, Honda will conduct the Vietnamese YES Award in collaboration with Vietnamese science and technology organizations and Honda Vietnam Company Limited.

Shared administration tasks in a dedicated office has been set up in the city of Hanoi. The Honda Foundation will also offer motorcycles as part of the special YES Award prizes granted to students.

The Honda Foundation defines the YES Award grant program as the third pillar to complement the existing Honda Prize and international conference activities. The program reinforces the Foundation’s commitment to create a more compassionate civilization through the promotion of eco-technologies, especially in Southeast Asia.

The ten universities are: Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi University of Engineering and Technology, Hanoi University of Science, Hanoi University of Transport and Communication, Danang University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, HCM University of Science, HCM University of Transport, HCM International University and Hue University of Science. 

All interested students attending any of the 10 universities who are interested in pursuing applying for a Honda YES grant are encouraged to contact their university office of grants and scholarships for assistance in completing the necessary application and full details on the program.

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