As many as 130 disadvantaged Vietnamese students who have made outstanding achievements in study have been selected for scholarships in the second term of the 2012-2013 academic year.

The information was announced by leaders of the Paris-based Companion Fund in Paris on April 29.

The scholarships will provide the students a chance to study in France and help them overcome difficulties and pursue their dreams.

The Companion Fund was established in 2001 by a group of Vietnamese students at École polytechnique in Paris.

It has so far presented 250 scholarships annually to Vietnamese students from 12 universities across the country./.