Thua Thien-Hue: 229 students get Vallet scholarships
As many as 229 outstanding students in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue received Vallet scholarships during a ceremony on October 29.
Since 2007, Sharing The Dream scholarships have been presented to over 5,000 students in localities nationwide, including 100 from Hai Duong (Photo: VNA)
The total value of the scholarships is over 3.3 billion VND (143,930), with each valued from 11.5 - 30 million VND.
The Vallet Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 by Professor Odon Vallet from France’s Sorbonne University, through the Meeting Vietnam organisation. It has been the largest non-governmental scholarship fund in Vietnam over the past two decades.
The professor uses the annual interest from his inheritance to fund scholarships for students posting outstanding academic results in France, Benin, and Vietnam.
To date, more than 40,000 outstanding Vietnamese students and pupils have been presented with the Vallet scholarships worth over 200 billion VND (8.72 million USD). In Thua Thien-Hue alone, over 4,500 scholarships have been presented to local students.
Meanwhile, 50 poor students with good academic performances in the northern province of Hai Duong also received the “Sharing The Dream” scholarships, which is funded by Thailand’s SCG Group.
The total value of the scholarships is 260 million VND (11,340 USD). Each university student received 6 million VND, while school students got 4 million VND each.
Since 2007, Sharing The Dream scholarships have been presented to over 5,000 students in localities nationwide, including 100 from Hai Duong.
As a student who once failed entrance exams to universities, Doan Thi Hai Duong has just won a scholarship with a monthly stipend of 2.800€ in a doctoral program at Max Planck for Plant Breeding Institute – Germany.