“When my father and younger sister passed away, I told myself that if I gave up, I would disappoint many people’s care and expectations of me. I had to be more determined. Scholarship my arm, The partner was the weapon” – Vuong talks about his depressive days and the results he just achieved.
The only assets are determination, desire and youth
Tran Quang Vuong (alumnus of An Nhon Tai High School, Quy Chi, Ho Chi Minh City, school year 2022-2023) has been awarded the “Wings of Dreams” scholarship by RMIT Vietnam University this year.
Vuong is starting an English course to prepare for a university program in tourism and hotel management.
This annual scholarship covers full university and English program tuition, a laptop and a monthly living allowance.
It was like a miracle for the orphan student who had faced so many difficulties in life.
Vuong’s 12th grade homeroom teacher, Ms. Le Thi Lung, praised the poor student’s willpower, energy and determination to overcome all difficulties in life.
“At such a young age, Vuong had to struggle through life. Vuong’s assets were nothing more than his willpower and desire to go to school. Dreams came after dreams, wishes came after wishes, Vuong hopes that I will learn I will enter university to pursue my passion, to change my life full of misfortunes and also to become a useful citizen for the society in the future,” Ms Lung shared.
As far as Vuong is concerned, the scholarship is like an arm to help him stand amid difficulties and downfalls. When Vuong received the scholarship confirmation letter late at night, he burst into tears.
Vuong recalled, “When I got the scholarship confirmation letter, I just wanted to run to my father’s grave, share this big news and thank him for always blessing me.”
“In my situation, I consider determination, desire and youth as my assets. Scholarships will be my arm, my companion weapon that will help me realize my dream and give more inspiration to me and my students. Other youth believe That if you live beautifully and make efforts, there will be an open path forward,” Vuong confided.
Scholarship is a worthy achievement
Ba Vuong’s condition worsened after two traffic accidents in 2020. For almost two years he was bedridden and unable to speak. Vuong shouldered the financial burden and took care of his father. Vuong studied and worked part-time in a coffee shop, making salted rice paper to sell at school.
Ba Vuong died in February 2023. Two months later, her younger sister also had a traffic accident and left Vuong far away.
At that time, Vuong only had two months left to take the high school graduation exams. everything is broken. Vuong didn’t want to do anything anymore. Fortunately, Vuong was able to get up and stand firmly.
Speaking about Tran Quang Vuong’s case, Mr. Tang Thanh Tuan, representative of RMIT Vietnam, said that Vuong was greatly appreciated by the Scholarship Council for the way he tried to cope in the face of adversity.
Mr Tuan said, “With a process of eagerness to learn, determination, willpower and continuous effort, Vuong found opportunities to make a living for himself and pursue his dream of going to university.”
Meanwhile, Vuong considers himself very lucky because he can still go to school. Because as Vuong said, many of my relatives don’t even go to school.
“My biggest dream is to finish college. Studying helps expand my knowledge and I want to use that knowledge to become a useful person to myself, supporting myself and repaying the kindness of birthing and raising me.” “I want to help in repayment.” Educate and help others.
When my father and younger sister passed away, I told myself that if I gave up, I would betray the deep and endless care that so many people had for me” – Vuong shared.
Tourism and hotel management is the field of study Vuong always dreamed of. Vuong believes that he can visit many places, learn many new things, and create interesting experiences for others while working in this industry.