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.

The total value of the scholarships is over VND3.3 billion (US$143,930), with each valued from VND11.5 - 30 million.

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 VND200 billion (US$8.72 million). 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 VND260 million (US$11,340). Each university student received VND6 million, while school students got VND4 million each.

Since 2007, Sharing The Dream scholarships have been presented to over 5,000 students in localities nationwide, including 100 from Hai Duong.