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Scholarships Since 2009

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A loving tribute to STEP's premier educator and scholarship founder, Dorothie Flieger. 

In countries where education is not free, S.T.E.P. offers grants and scholarships to orphans, street kids, and the less fortunate thus enabling each child to become a productive member of society. Students are monitored regularly for their success in the program.  

A one year scholarship costing $175, helps to provide tuition, school supplies, and required uniforms for primary, secondary, and high school students. A college scholarship costs $225 per year.

At this time, at least 5 scholarship recipients have graduated college and have been able to sponsor students of their own showing how this program can go full circle. The following pictures and information highlight our scholarship ceremonies since the beginning in 2009.  


April 2024

Below shows a New York visit from one of our original scholarship recipients, Ngan, from Go Vap VN.  After graduating from college, she became an English/Vietnamese interpreter and educator. She now lives in Germany with her husband Rudi and son Mike and now is also fluent in German. The family traveled to NY visiting her S.T.E.P. sponsors and the original S.T.E.P. Board members for a Vietnamese dinner. S.T.E.P. making a difference one student at a time. 

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Our 2023 visit presented 34 students with scholarships who are from single parent or no parent households. Twenty-eight students were in need of bikes to help with their mile plus journey to school. 

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Tano and his brother Dung continue their late father's work promoting and monitoring the necessary scholarship program for students of need in the Go Vap District. 

After the ceremony, STEP travelers share a luncheon with the students and their parents. Many STEP travelers were thrilled to share this time with the students that they sponsor, meet their parents and have interesting English conversations to know their students and their plans for the future. 
The students are wearing white shirts and STEP travelers are in red.  

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Click this image below to view our November 28, 2020 Flieger/Hung/STEP Scholarship Ceremony honoring 32 scholarship winners and donation of 6 bicycles.

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In 2019 the annual Flieger/Hung/S.T.E.P. Scholarship Program provided educational scholarships and school supplies for 30 students including elementary grades through college. S.T.E.P. also purchased 15 bicycles to ease the many mile journey to school for the students.  We enjoyed a lunch with the students and their families.  S.T.E.P. also helped pay for the necessary blackboards for this refurbished Queen of Parish School. 

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In 2018 the annual Flieger/Hung/S.T.E.P. Scholarship Program gave academic scholarships to 30 students including nine higher education students and twenty-one 1st to 12th grade students. Bicycles were also provided for transportation to school. 

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In 2016, S.T.E.P. awarded 25 one year scholarships to students from single-parent households. Pictures include S.T.E.P. travelers, school officials, scholarship winners and their families. 

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This picture below shows the 24 scholarship recipients, fellow S.T.E.P. travelers, and school officials during our 2013 trip. 

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Our 2012 scholarship recipients(24), their families, S.T.E.P. travelers and school officials.

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Our 16, 2010 Scholarship recipients with S.T.E.P. travelers.



Our first Flieger/Hung/S.T.E.P. Scholarship Program in 2009 included students, family, and S.T.E.P. travelers.  

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