Canon Vietnam Co., Ltd in conjunction with the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee on October 14 presented scholarships worth over 400 million VND (18,800 USD) to 20 disadvantaged students and pupils with outstanding academic performance.

The beneficiaries came from northern Vinh Phuc, central Thua Thien-Hue and Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces. Among them, 10 university students received 24 million VND (1,140 USD) each, while 10 school pupils got 16.2 million VND (770 USD) each.

Those who succeed in maintaining their study results will continue receiving Canon scholarships in following years till they graduate.

The freshly launched Canon scholarship programme aims to encourage young talents to overcome their difficulties in their life to study better.

In the 2014-20 period, it plans to award 240 scholarships totalling nearly 5 billion VND (238,000 USD), including 90 for pupils and 150 for students.-VNA