HA NOI (VNS)— A Vietnamese high school student in Bloomington, Minnesota, in the USA, has been awarded a Gates Millennium Scholarship, which will provide full tuition for her tertiary studies.
Ngan Nguyen, a student at Kennedy High School, was among 1,000 outstanding students throughout the US selected from 54,000 applicants for the scholarship.
Ngan Nguyen was reported to have moved to the US at the age of seven.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation began the Millennium Scholarships in 1999 and has awarded over US$763 million to 16,000 students since 2000. — VNS