ODF's milestone

Starting with the vision of the class “SH92-93”, the ODF is now supported by many graduates of the Faculty of Biology and has grown significantly in recent years. Since its inception the ODF has received more than 500 million VND from former students and benefactors, enabling 169 students to benefit from various type of scholarship.

During its first year of awarding scholarships, 2006, the ODF awarded 10 scholarships to students in their 3rd and 4th years at the Faculty of Biology, helping contribute to their costs and so allowing them to focus on their studies. In 2007 the scope was expanded to include students who faced unexpected difficultiues, including natural disasters, accidents etc. As a result, in addition to the 10 scholarships, there were also 23 students who received assistance from the QVK Scholarship.

In 2008 financial support from sponsors was introduced, enabling us to increase the number of scholarships from 10 to 27 for students in their 3rd and 4th years. IN 2010 the scholarships were restructured allowing 22 scholarships for students in the 3rd and 4th years and introducing two scholarships for students in the 2nd year and extra support for students facing difficult circumstances in year 3. The Executive Board of QVK have also supported soft skills training for students in the form of the Master of Life Club, an association belonging to the College Students Association.

In 2011 the value of each scholarship was increased to 3 million VND and was granted to 26 students in years 1 to 4 at the faculty. Last year, 2012, saw the number of scholarships awarded increase to 29, totaling 89 million VND.