American scholarship offered to student environmental leaders

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The US Embassy in Hanoi and the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh city are seeking Vietnamese candidates for a scholarship to be given to young leaders with a focus on environmental issues.

The scholarship is for a special five-week program called Student Leaders on Global Environmental Issues, launched by the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI). 

SUSI is an intensive academic program to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.

According to a press release from US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh city, this program is applicable for first-through third-year (or fourth-year at universities with a five-year curriculum) undergraduate students who demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement and extracurricular activities. These students must also have a strong interest in the environment, plus a good command of English.

This program includes series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures. Educational travel to other parts of the United States, local site visits, and volunteer opportunities will complement the coursework and classroom activities.

This program is offered to 20 student leaders from Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos and Cambodia and will take place over the course of five weeks, beginning July 2012.

On this occasion, up to five scholarships are available for Vietnamese students. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Monday, November 14, 2011.

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