Mekong Mounties University Scholarship recipients Linh Thuy Nguyen and Vivian Nguyen said they will look to give back to the community after receiving $10,000 to assist in their studies.
The scholarship, which aims to assist students from low socio-economic and disadvantaged backgrounds in their studies, is now in its second year and is awarded based on a number of criteria including academic merit.
Prairiewood High School graduate Linh Thuy Nguyen will use the money in her Medical Studies degree at the University of New South Wales.
“I feel like the program aims to foster values of kindness and generosity in young people,” she said.
“The fact that I have received this grant now means that I am equipped with the financial means to pursue further education in the hope that I can one day give back to others.”
Vivian, who will undertake a double degree in Law and Commerce, said she was “privileged “ to receive the award.
“I will continue to look back on as I try to give back to the Vietnamese community to the best of my abilities and make my parents proud.” she said.
Mounties Group President, Kevin Ingram, said two winners were chosen after initially running the competition with one winner in mind.
“We are proud to be supporting our young community members achieve their career and life aspirations with the Mekong Mounties University Scholarship Program,” he said.