Concordia Japanese student receives prestigious RPI scholarship

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), in Troy, New York (USA) recognized Concordia International School Hanoi for its outstanding achievements in science education.

As part of this recognition, RPI awarded a US$120,000 scholarship to Concordia’s top junior science student. This year’s recipient was Japanese student Ema (G12). 

“I was pretty surprised to receive it since there were other strong candidates for the RPI scholarship,” said Ema. “I guess my achievements in the Waterloo math competitions contributed to the decision.” 

“Personally, this is very helpful for me because I cannot afford to fully pay the costs of an American college and I was already considering RPI. Overall, I am relieved that at least there is at least one school with a high chance of acceptance for me,” Ema added.

We wish Ema and all of Concordia’s 2021-22 seniors success in selecting their best fit university - stay tuned to see where they choose!

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, as it is commonly referred to, is the oldest technological institution in North America and is one of the finest universities in the United States in the fields of Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science. 

The prestigious RPI Medalist award began in 1916. Each year, one student from a carefully selected number of academically rigorous high schools around the world are recognized as Rensselaer Medalists based on their exceptional ability and success in the fields of mathematics and science. 

Concordia International School Hanoi has been selected as a Rensselaer Medalist High School. As such, each year Concordia Hanoi has the opportunity to select a Rensselaer Medalist Award winner. 

Medalists who apply, are admitted to, and enroll at Rensselaer are automatically awarded a scholarship worth $30,000 per year, $120,000 over the course of four years. The requirements for the Medalist award are as follows:

*The Medalist must be a junior ranked within the top 10% of their class 
*The Medalist must demonstrate potential to succeed in an extremely challenging academic setting 
*The Medalist must excel in advanced math and science courses 
*The Medalist must exhibit significant involvement in extracurricular activities

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