Scholarships for poor students

(VOV) - The General Electric (GE) Fund has granted disadvantaged students 10 scholarships worth US$3,450 each for the 2012–2014 academic year.

Beneficiaries include four students from the Hanoi Foreign Trade University, two from Ho Chi Minh City Foreign Trade University, two from Danang University, and two from Hanoi National University.

The GE Fund is the charitable arm of General Electric Group.

The scholarship is designed to support academically outstanding but disadvantaged students studying economics, technology, and the natural sciences at Vietnam’s leading universities.

Scholarship-winning students will attend a Hanoi skill seminar in mid-July. They will hear presentations discussing human relations and the path to achieving success.

They will also receive guidance from senior GE Group officials and take part in collective spirit-building activities.

The scholarship is managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), established in the US  in 1919. IIE Vietnam began operating in 1997.