Of the total, 154 scholarships, worth VND9 million (US$396) each, were given to high school students while other 25, worth VND15 million (US$660) each, were presented to undergraduate students from Tay Nguyen, Da Lat and Nha Trang universities.
This is the 17th year the Meet Vietnam has granted Odon Vallet scholarships to poor Vietnamese students. This year, about 2,500 scholarships, worth a total of VND25 billion (US$1.1 million), were awarded.
The organisation has been active in Vietnam since 2001. Professor Odon Vallet spent his savings to help impoverished Vietnamese students and encourage them to study.