Essay Writing Competition winners announced

Trinity College congratulates the scholarship recipients of this year’s competition.

For the past seven years, Trinity College has been running an Essay Writing Competition in Indonesia and Vietnam. With over 500 students submitting essays in Indonesia and 570 in Vietnam, this year’s participants represented more than double the number of students entering the competition than in 2014.

The essays were generally of a very high calibre, with the winners being announced last month in ceremonies throughout the two countries. The prizes were scholarships to attend Trinity College’s Young Leaders Program.

Last month, Cindy Chandra from Trinity's Marketing team and Jo Wilson, a Trinity Drama academic, presented five full and four partial scholarships to students from Jakarta, Surabaya, Banding, Medan and Semarang schools.

Ben Waymire, also from Trinity's Marketing team, awarded five full and six partial scholarships to students attending schools in the following cities: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Hai Phong, Vung Tau, Bien Hoa, Vinh Phuc, Boum Ma Thuot and Thai Binh. These scholarships are funded by both Trinity College and the University of Melbourne.

The winners will join the Young Leaders Program in July 2016 for two weeks, with many students expected to present on their experiences to their school upon return.

The Essay Writing Competition has become a key profile-raising activity for Trinity College amongst our key overseas partner schools.

Trinity appreciates the time spent in submitting an essay by all participants this year, and warmly congratulates every scholarship recipient. We look forward to welcoming these students to Melbourne next July.

22 Dec 2015
Category: Foundation Studies