The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s chapter in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang held a meeting on December 9 to deliver acknowledgement to French professor Ivan Lavallée, who has donated money to scholarships for students in need.

The professor said that through the Nguyen Van Huong Scholarship for medical students and the Science and Technology Major Scholarship, he wants to help disadvantaged students reduce the difficulties obstructing their studies.

He voiced his pleasure that the funds have been used effectively and expressed his hope for the whole of society to assist more needy and studious students.

On behalf of the recipients, Nguyen Minh Tri, a disabled student at An Giang University, thanked Professor Lavallée and the Nguyen Van Huong Scholarship for giving him more strength in his study and promised to try his best to achieve good academic results.

The two funds have received donations from the professor over the past 15 years. They have presented hundreds of scholarships for students so far.

The medical scholarship bears the name of late Health Minister Nguyen Van Huong. Both fellowships were founded in 1998 by former Vice Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for Foreign Affairs Nguyen Ngoc Tran.-VNA