As many as 2,000 poor pupils and students with outstanding academic performance in the northern Thanh Hoa province received Doan Toi scholarships on February 23.

Total value of the scholarships amounted to 2.5 billion VND (116,507 USD).

Also on the occasion, the provincial chapter of the Vietnam Post and Telecom Group (VNPT) presented 40 scholarships worth 1.5 million VND (70 USD) each and Thanh Hoa Medical Materials Equipment JSC gave 10 scholarships worth 5 million VND (233 USD) each.

Founded in 2008, Doan Toi foundation, one of Vietnam’s biggest educational funds, has awarded scholarships to some 15,000 eager learners. The fund was named after its founder, Doan Toi, chairman and general director of the Nam Viet Corporation, who donated 1 million USD to the purpose.-VNA