The daughter of a farmer in Hoi An won a $1 million scholarship to Harvard

The daughter of a farmer in Hoi An won a $1 million scholarship to Harvard - Photo 1.

Nguyen Do Thuy Hang – Photo: NVCC

Shocked by the poor neighborhood, for the first time, a student was enrolled at the most prestigious university in the world. But more surprising is that Nguyen Do Thuy Hang’s family for many generations were just farmers with muddy feet and hands, her parents from childhood to adulthood only knew how to make a living by growing ornamental kumquats.

Take advantage of all the time to study

“I planted more than 500 pots of kumquats. All day long clinging to the garden in the field, only knowing how to prune leaves, bend branches so that there are some beautiful pots of kumquats to sell Tet, but know nothing to help her”, Mr. Nguyen Thai – Thuy Hang’s father – honestly confided when Tell about the achievements of your little daughter.

Nguyen Do Thuy Hang was born in 2002 and is a student of class 21 IK1 of Phan Chau Trinh University (Dien Ban town, Quang Nam province). Interested in learning anatomy and discovering the human body, when she was admitted to Phan Chau Trinh University in September 2021, Thuy Hang chose medicine and surgery.

The notion that to be a good doctor, there is no room for laziness, so outside of working hours with her family, the student takes advantage of all the time to study, learn from the teacher and ask her friends…

Thanks to the university’s policy of “linking training with practice”, Thuy Hang does not miss any opportunity to practice and learn from the real environment at hospitals in Da Nang such as Tam Hospital. Tri, Family Hospital, C17 Hospital…

It is thanks to early access to the professional environment at the hospital as well as the sharing of experiences from doctors and nurses working together that Thuy Hang has grown up quickly.

Incubate dreams

The young student boldly cherished further dreams, which perhaps in the past, when looking at her family’s situation, she hesitated to think about, which is to set foot in international lecture halls to open her eyes, bring knowledge to serve their homeland.

After studying in class, Thuy Hang spends time every day hunting for scholarships online in the US, UK, Australia … where there is “light”, she does not hesitate to challenge.

Then fate and luck also came, Thuy Hang received a full scholarship worth 1 million USD for a six-year training program from Harvard University.

Talking about the process of trying to get the application selected, Thuy Hang said: “I know Harvard University admission is not based on grades. The school focuses on extracurricular activities, family finances, especially in all working classes to evaluate and select, so I am less worried when submitting my application.

And when I received a response, the most difficult task for me was to make a clip of human skin removal surgery. In the practice room of the school, I tried to perform the most complete surgical steps, which was highly appreciated by the teachers.

Gladly, the Harvard University review board accepted. There are no words to describe how I feel right now.”

Thuy Hang also said that Phan Chau Trinh University has now supported the implementation of administrative procedures to help her timely be present in the United States this August to enroll.

“The journey ahead will certainly not be easy. Excited for many new experiences ahead, but I have outlined and will follow my study plan seriously, aiming to achieve the highest possible results to be worthy of the love of my family, Mr. She and Hoi An for me “- Hang confided.

Doctor Nguyen Huu Tung – Chairman of the Board of Directors of Phan Chau Trinh University:

Valuable hope

Student Nguyen Do Thuy Hang has a valuable desire to pursue medicine and strives to study and collect medical knowledge with the desire to become a good doctor in the future.

Favored by the school, in the first year of school, I spent a lot of time approaching practice at C17 hospitals, Tam Tri Hospital, General Hospital…

Thereby, I improve my practice ability and practice attitude to patients. I also joined the school’s students to access medical knowledge taught directly by professors of Stanford University School of Medicine, UCSF Francisco University (USA) with which the school affiliated and directly taught…”.

Vietnamese librarian at Harvard Vietnamese librarian at Harvard

TTO – The managing director of Vietnamese archives at Harvard Yenching library (Harvard University, USA) is a Vietnamese woman, Ms. Phan Thi Ngoc Chan.

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