Of the students, 193 are from Quang Binh, 40 from Ha Tinh and 40 from Quang Tri. The scholarships’ value is from VND8 million (US$352) to VND13 million (US$572) each.
Since its establishment in 2001, the Vallet Scholarship Fund has offered 32,250 scholarships worth over VND175 billion (US$7.69 million) to Vietnamese students, supporting poor students nationwide to overcome their difficulties in study.
The fund was established by French Professor Odon Vallet from France’s Sorbonne University through Rencontres du Vietnam founded by the Vietnamese-French Professor Tran Thanh Van
On the threshold of the new academic year, on August 30 and 31, border posts of Vinh Hai, Vinh Chau and Lai Hoa under the Border Guard Command of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang presented 60 scholarships worth VND1 million (US$44) each to poor Khmer students in the locality.
Nguyen Triu Men, Vice Political Commissar of Soc Trang Border Guard Force, said that the unit has asked border guards to coordinate closely with local governments in localities across the province as well as teachers to support poor students.