The Estée Lauder Scholars in Vietnam

The Estée Lauder Companies is touching the lives of young women in the Mekong Delta through a unique partnership with The Asia Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Program – The Estée Lauder Scholars. Since 2010, with generous support from The Estée Lauder Companies, The Asia Foundation has awarded secondary school scholarships to 304 girls in An Giang province, Vietnam. The scholarships are performance-based, with scholars required to maintain or improve their academic standing in order to remain in the program until graduation. In this way, families are encouraged to rally around their daughters in exchange for modest but extremely valuable financial support. The first cohort of 70 scholars graduated in 2013. The second cohort of 134 scholars graduated in 2016. Now through an expanded partnership and a third cohort of 100 Estée Lauder Scholars, The Asia Foundation continues to educate and protect at-risk girls, supporting the growth and progress of women in Vietnam. Meet some of the young girls pursuing education pathways and career dreams through these life-changing scholarships.

Related locations: Vietnam
Related programs: Empower Women