Judges of The Cambodia Daily/Regent College scholarships have chosen the third set of 30 people who will receive tuition to attend courses in English, bookkeeping, office skills or working internationally at Regent College in Phnom Penh.
Scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of the results of written and spoken tests of their English skills and according to financial need.
Judges and the staff of Regent College and The Cambodia Daily waded through more than 300 applications to narrow the pool down to 60 semi-finalists, who were allowed to take an exam and have an interview with a school representative, and then 30 winners who will start classes this month.
The judges were British Ambassador George Edgar, Regent College‘s director Neil Stewart McLaren, and Victoria Stagg Elliott, Cambodia Daily weekend editor .
The Cambodia Daily/Regent College scholarship program allows students who would not, because of financial hardship, otherwise have access to skills training.
The scholarships are worth $120 each and are given each quarter.
Past scholarship winners have been highly praised by teachers at the college for a high attendance rate and diligence in completing assignments.
The scholarship winners are: Sapha Ky, Saly Bin, Prak Darith, Prak Chenda, Try Horng, Tourn Sokun, Sourn But Mao, Horn Chakria, Tiv Molika, Tith Phally, Chin Raksmey, Eam Theary, Khy Srun, Cuem Sitha, Mey Vireak, Din Saphea, Buth Chanthy, Soeun Ratha, Nin Sokmalen, Duong Saramany, Duong Ravy, Sem Piseth, Huot Socheat, Ban Rath, Keo Daneth, H E Sokham, Sok Somalen, Chheant Marida, Vann Theany and Keo Amara.
Winners should report to Regent College next week to register for classes.
Applications for the next round will be available in December. Applicants should already speak basic English and earn no more than $100 per month.
Employees and relatives of staff of the Cambodia Daily, Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope and Regent College are not eligible to apply.