The Vallet Scholarship Fund continued its mission in Vietnam with the granting of 272 scholarships worth nearly 1.8 billion VND (over 85,700 USD) to extraordinary students in central Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Ha Tinh provinces on August 27.

French Professor Odon Vallet from the Sorbonne University in Paris, who established the fund, came to Quang Binh’s city of Dong Hoi to present the scholarships.

Students at university and in college received 10 million VND each, whilst secondary school students were given 6 million VND.

Over the past 14 years, Odon Vallet has used his own money to finance the grants to excellent young students in France and Vietnam .

He will be touring Vietnam from August 23 to September 7 to present the scholarships to the beneficiaries.

Since its establishment in 2001, the fund has allocated over 100 billion VND (4.76 million USD) to more than 21,000 students.

In 2014, the fund is expected to grant over 2,000 scholarships worth 20 billion VND (nearly 952,400 USD) to students throughout Vietnam.-VNA