The Rencontre du Vietnam (Meeting Vietnam) and Vallet Scholarship Fund has set aside 20 billion VND (952,000 USD) to award to 2,250 outstanding Vietnamese students this year.

High school students will receive scholarships worth 8 million VND (380 USD) each while students at universities and colleges and young researchers will get 13 million VND each.

Since its establishment in 2011, the fund has awarded over 120 billion VND (5.7 million USD) to nearly 25,000 students.

The fund was established by French Professor Odon Vallet, from France’s Sorbonne University, through the Meeting Vietnam organisation founded by the Vietnamese-French Professor Tran Thanh Van.-VNA