AMCHAM Lao Chap­ter Awards Schol­ar­ships to Lo­cal Stu­dents

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Giv­ing back to the Lao com­mu­nity, es­pe­cially in the ar­eas of eco­nomics and busi­ness, has been an im­por­tant ob­jec­tive of the AMCHAM Lao Chap­ter since its in­cep­tion. This year AMCHAM Lao launched its Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram to sup­port po­ten­tial fu­ture busi­ness and eco­nomic lead­ers in Lao PDR. The in­au­gu­ral schol­ar­ships were dis­bursed to 12 stu­dents at a cer­e­mony held on Au­gust 27 at the Vi­en­tiane Plaza Ho­tel.

The schol­ar­ships are de­signed to help Lao stu­dents at col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties in Vi­en­tiane with the costs of school tu­ition and books in the up­com­ing year. Stu­dents study­ing in the cap­i­tal but orig­i­nally from the prov­inces were es­pe­cially en­cour­aged to ap­ply. The stu­dents were cho­sen based on their ex­pressed as­pi­ra­tions to pos­i­tively con­trib­ute to the fu­ture eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of the Lao PDR.

Funds for the schol­ar­ships were raised at the an­nual AMCHAM Lao pic­nic held on Oc­to­ber 25, 2014 and from AMCHAM Lao’s Char­ity Golf Day which was held on Fe­bru­ary 6 of this year. Pro­ceeds from the pic­nic were sup­ple­mented by do­na­tions from Scia­roni & As­so­ciates, DFDL, Lao Asia Pa­cific Brew­eries, Lao Ford City, Swensen’s, Pi­men­ton Open Fire Steak­house, Lao Brew­ery Com­pany, and An­nam Fine Foods. The Char­ity Golf Day was spon­sored by Lao Ford City, Lao Coca- Cola Bot­tling Com­pany, Quick Lane and Lao Asia Pa­cific Brew­eries.

Ad­di­tional ac­tiv­i­ties are planned in the com­ing year to en­gage the stu­dents with AMCHAM Lao mem­bers who are busi­ness lead­ers in the re­gion.

Pic­tured are the re­cip­i­ents of AMCHAM Lao’s schol­ar­ships for 2015

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