TPBank Announces a $50,000 Information Technology Scholarship to Fulbright University Vietnam


On August 29th, 2020, at Fulbright’s 2020 Convocation , Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) signed a memorandum of understanding on the Information Technology Scholarship of $50,000 to Fulbright University Vietnam.

According to this memorandum of understanding, the “TPBank Information Technology Scholarship” will be awarded to students majoring in Computer Science with the most outstanding achievements, jointly selected by Fulbright and TPBank within 5 years, from 2021.

At Fulbright, the liberal arts education model offers students the opportunity to experience and pursue a variety of majors. Computer Science is one of the areas to be expanded with a focus on big data, artificial intelligence and software programming.

With a learner-centered orientation and a perfect combination of theory and application, the Computer Science major at Fulbright equips students with a comprehensive knowledge base and the set of skills that will allow them to easily adapt to rapid technological changes, thereby contributing to practical and sustainable social impacts in Vietnam – one of the world’s most rapidly growing, innovative technology economies.

Mr. Khuc Van Hoa, Deputy General Director of TPBank shared: “TPBank recognizes this highly regarded educational model as well as the criteria for selecting students at Fulbright University Vietnam. Given our position as the leading digital bank in Vietnam, the choice of investing in students amongst the information technology sector is one of TPBank’s long-term strategies in human resource development. We look forward to working with the school to support and train students with difficult circumstances, who still uphold excellent academic achievements, thereby helping them develop to their fullest potential and gain more opportunities to advance in their chosen career path.”

“Realizing a world-class education is a resource-intensive process: top-notch faculty, high-quality academic programs and excellent students regardless of their backgrounds, constantly cooperating and learning from each other. The support from TPBank is a great and very meaningful encouragement for Fulbright to continue our efforts in our educational journey, ” said Ms. Dam Bich Thuy, President of Fulbright University.

An independent, not-for-profit institution, Fulbright University Vietnam is the first and only university in the country to date to offer Financial Aid based on the financial situation of student families. The Fulbright Tuition and Financial Aid Program is built on two key principles: ensuring world-class quality of teaching, and a commitment to financial aid for qualified students with grit and talent who cannot afford the costs of their studies.

This solution not only helps to remove economic barriers, provides equal access to high quality education for all students, but also creates a diverse and inclusive educational environment. In the future, in addition to financial aid, Fulbright aims to develop a parallel development of scholarship programs to attract and encourage outstanding talent, future leaders capable of effecting positive change for the community and society.

About TPBank:

Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) was established in 2008, inheriting many strengths in modern technology, experience and financial capacity from strategic shareholders. With the leading goal of digital banking, TPBank has launched many breakthrough products such as LiveBank – automatic 24/7 banking model, Savy – universal savings application, QuickPay – QR code payment, mobile banking application Ebank, etc.TPBank has successfully applied the virtual assistant T’Aio with artificial intelligence AI and machine learning technology, customer identification system by voice and fingerprint … All that unique product has helped TPBank become the first bank to have a diverse and outstanding digital banking ecosystem in Vietnam.

About Fulbright University Vietnam:

Fulbright University Vietnam is Vietnam’s first independent, not-for-profit, liberal arts university. We are an expanding international team of educational innovators, with deep roots in Vietnam, strong political and financial backing, and connections to educational institutions around the world. We believe in the power of collaboration, transdisciplinary thinking, and risk-taking, and we understand that effective education requires putting students at its center.  Globally integrated but deeply embedded in Vietnamese society, Fulbright is dedicated to providing a world-class education, utilizing the latest advancements in institutional design, teaching, learning, technology and other fields to create an institution that is both innovative and globally relevant. Importantly, Fulbright is committed to serving Vietnamese society through rigorous research and responsible civic engagement.


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