Hanoi - Capstone Vietnam is pleased to announce that St. John’s-Ravenscourt School (SJR), one of Canada’s leading independent schools, has awarded the The SJR Excellence Scholarship to Pham Quynh Anh, a 12-grade student at the Nguyen Trai Specialized Senior High School in Hai Duong.Hai Duong Student Awarded The SJR Excellence Scholarship

 “I feel very lucky to have been awarded such a great scholarship to study at a wonderful school like SJR, a school that has long been recognized for excellence in education and a strong foundation for many students to become successful people in life. On this occasion, I want to express my gratitude to Capstone Vietnam, teachers at SJR and especially the school alumnus who sponsors this scholarship,” said Quynh Anh.

 Quynh Anh was selected from among a large number of applicants. The rigorous screening process, which included English testing and a group discussion with other semifinalists at the Capstone Vietnam office in Hanoi, among other activities, concluded with a Skype interview with the SJR scholarship committee.

Semifinalists in Hanoi and Dr. Ashwill at Capstone Vietnam's office

 "We are thrilled to offer this life changing scholarship to a most deserving candidate,” said Lisa Kachulak-Babey, Director of Admissions & Communications. “Among a group of outstanding applicants, Anh set herself apart with her enthusiasm and preparation. Anh is an extraordinary student and we are confident she will be an excellent addition to our school," she added.

About the Scholarship

 “The SJR Excellence Scholarship is the most extraordinary scholarship opportunity ever offered to a Vietnamese student,” noted Dr. Mark A. Ashwill, Managing Director of Capstone Vietnam. The scholarship, which is based on academic excellence, community involvement and demonstrated financial need, covers up to two (2) years of study at St. John’s-Ravenscourt School and four (4) years of undergraduate study at any university in the world. The donor is an alumnus of SJR who has been successful doing business in Vietnam. He wishes to give back and award this generous long-term scholarship to a qualified and deserving Vietnamese student.

 About St. John’s-Ravenscourt School

Founded in 1820 and locate located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, St. John’s-Ravenscourt School is a university-preparatory school for boys and girls. It offers a day program for students in Kindergarten–Grade 12 and boarding for students in Grades 8–12. As one of Canada’s leading independent schools, SJR has a consistent record of achievement. To date, SJR’s debating and public speaking program has an unprecedented record of 13 out of 24 World Championships. The school has produced 18 Rhodes scholars and numerous athletes who have competed at national and international levels, including the Olympics. SJR’s graduates receive top scholarships and go on to study in prestigious universities around the world.

About Capstone Vietnam

Capstone Vietnam, whose slogan is Reaching New Heights, is a Hanoi-based human resource development company that offers education and training solutions in a variety of areas, including institutional services, overseas study advising, skills training and the sale of education products.

In addition to publicizing this scholarship opportunity nationwide, the semifinalists took the iTEP Academic Plus exam (i.e., equivalent to TOEFL and IELTS) and participated in a round table discussion in both Hanoi and HCMC. Capstone Vietnam also conducted due diligence regarding financial need and arranged home visits for the top candidates.