Jabil awards 30 Vietnamese students with scholarship

by Phuong Ngan01 April 2024 Last updated at 17:35 PM

Jabil recently awarded 30 local university students with its Jabil Vietnam Scholarship, the company’s initiative to support and invest in talented young leaders of tomorrow in their journey towards making a positive impact in the community.

During the award ceremony, Khanh Nguyen, operations director for Jabil in Vietnam said, "Jabil firmly believes in the transformative power of education. At the cornerstone of the Jabil Vietnam Scholarship is the spirit to nurture a community of young, ambitious, and smart talent that will unlock and drive Vietnam’s future.

Khanh Nguyen (center), operations director for Jabil in Vietnam, presents scholarships to students
Khanh Nguyen (center), operations director for Jabil in Vietnam, presents scholarships to students

First launched in 2022, the scholarship is conferred on outstanding university students in their third year and last year of studies in either science, engineering, technology, or business courses. In this year’s cohort, 25 of the recipients are new to the sponsorship while 5 were from last year’s cohort (deserving students in their final year of studies). The award money will cover tuition and educational expenses, and scholars will also be offered training, internship, and career opportunities. The selection was based on academic performance, social, and financial circumstances.

The total value of the scholarships is estimated at around 450 million VND (US$18,500). This year, Jabil worked with 9 universities in Ho Chi Minh City, including HCM City University of Technology, University of Technical Education, International University, University of Economics and Law, University of Economics, University of Industry, University of Banking, University of Economics and Finance and Ton Duc Thang University. The program received more than 800 applications and selected candidates were invited to undergo online English and ability tests, as well as face-to-face interviews.

Jabil also awarded 28 scholarships to its own employees in their quest for lifelong learning. The 2024 Jabil Vietnam Internal Scholarship Award covers two academic years and is estimated to be valued at around 756 million VND (US$31,000).

Nguyen Thuy Nhat Thy, a recipient from Jabil’s Inventory Control Department said, "This program motivates me and my colleagues to dig deeper and reach higher. As a result, we are clearer on our career aspirations for the future of Jabil in Vietnam”.