Cambodian teen nabs full scholarship

Cambodian teen nabs full scholarship

There are 3 comments on the NY Daily News story from Aug 25, 2011, titled Cambodian teen nabs full scholarship. In it, NY Daily News reports that:

When Kimsy Tor saw the dozens of colorful flags mounted in a semicircle in an auditorium at Manhattan College , each representing an international student, she noticed the blue-and-red flag of Cambodia was missing.

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Remember

Framingham, MA

#1 Aug 25, 2011
Abroad scholorship is a joke, since only the wealthy kids get them. The real smart kids are passed over because they don't have to money to bribe the school director.

Only story like this where a foreign teacher recognize talented student and help them achieve higher education abroad.
Influnce

South San Francisco, CA

#2 Aug 25, 2011
Remember wrote:
Abroad scholorship is a joke, since only the wealthy kids get them. The real smart kids are passed over because they don't have to money to bribe the school director.
Only story like this where a foreign teacher recognize talented student and help them achieve higher education abroad.
First of all, it's great having Cambodian student studying abroad specially in America. Hopefully, they will make differences once they return home.

However, I do agree with you that Cambodian's junky and old system of bribery and nepotism still applies today. The rich and power still override any opportunity is given by foreign scholarship. That is why, there is a huge gap bwt poor and rich.
White Tai

Northborough, MA

#3 Aug 25, 2011
I'm very happy to see the true talent gets rewarded. Best of luck to her!

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