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Amcham scholarships help enhance future of Thailand

Amcham scholarships help enhance future of Thailand

WEDNESDAY, February 05, 2020

Michael Heath, Deputy Chief on Mission at US Embassy in Bangkok, together with Greg Wong, Amcham/Thailand president and managing director of Agoda, recently presided over an event welcoming the incoming class of Amcham Thailand Foundation scholarship recipients for 2020.

Over the past 30 years, the Amcham Thailand Foundation (ATF) has provided scholarships to almost 3,000 under-privileged Thai students attending universities throughout Thailand. Each year, Amcham’s diverse member community dedicates their time and resources to conduct workshops and give presentations to ATF’s scholarship recipients over a 3-day orientation camp. These workshops focus on basic personal finance skills, effective communications, and soft skills to ready these students for the world of tomorrow and aid their personal and professional development.

Amcham scholarships help enhance future of Thailand
Other sessions challenged the students to come up with solutions to critical issues confronting the world today, such as plastics waste management.
29 scholarship recipients from regions as far as Yala in the South and Chiang Mai in the North, gathered in Bangkok to participate in the Scholarship Student Orientation Camp 2020.
For some students, it was their first time in the capital. For all students, it was their first time to meet with high-level international business executives. Their meeting with the  Deputy Chief on Mission provided an unparalleled opportunity for the students to learn about Thai-US relations and to expand their ambitions and future goals.
The ATF enables disadvantaged Thai university students to complete their university studies through targeted scholarships. Amcham’s Community Projects Council works directly with universities to identify hard-working and motivated students enrolled in programmes championed by Amcham member companies, such as business, science, mathematics, computer science, engineering and tourism & hospitality management
Amcham's scholarship graduates have gone on to find employment with Chevron, Esso, Ford, Nestle, Bayer, Cargill, and other Amcham member companies, contributing to the overall development of the Thai economy and society.