Former Vice State President Truong My Hoa presents scholarships to the students. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City Study Encouragement Association on October 28 granted scholarships worth (77,400 USD) to more than 500 students.

Addressing the ceremony, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Huynh Cach Mang lauded study encouragement activities in the city over the past 18 years.

Study encouragement associations at all levels have made continuous efforts in this regard, he said, praising their initiatives to promote study movements in families and residential areas, contributing to preventing social bad deeds, reducing poverty and raising public intellectual standards.

Over the past 18 years, the municipal Study Encouragement Association has assisted over 2,500 poor students with outstanding academic achievements, with a total funding of more than 22 billion VND (946,000 USD). -VNA