VNSF Raises Record-Breaking $100,000 to Benefit Children in Viet Nam

Viet Nam Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce that it raised a record breaking $100,000 during its 2015 Benefit Dinner. This represents a 43% increase compared to the 2014 Annual Benefit Dinner.

“We are extremely grateful to our very generous donors, who didn’t hesitate to give all they could to help underprivileged children in Viet Nam pursue a better future through education. The donations enable VNSF to secure the education of the 571 students we currently have enrolled, including the 93 new students accepted for the 2015-16 school year, and also accept new students into our program.” said Gary Ly, Chair of the Board of Directors for VNSF.

VNSF gives on-going scholarship; once a student is given scholarship it’s not just for 1 year, it’s for the rest of their education.

The cost for sending all 571 current students to school so they complete a 4-year university degree would take 16 years and $650,000 (not adjusting for inflation). VNSF youngest scholars are in 2nd grade. VNSF objective for the next two years is to reach 1,000 enrolled scholars.

Through the years, VNSF had 64 students who graduated high school, and 46 students who graduated university, college or vocational school. Each VNSF scholar who graduates becomes a role model for his community, and the proof that with a little bit of help, and a lot of dedication and work, they can overcome the barrier of poverty, and build a better future for themselves and their family.

“A heartfelt thank you to all of our supporters, donors, volunteers, board members and everyone who made the event possible.”

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