Forty disadvantaged ethnic students with outstanding academic achievements in the southernmost province of Ca Mau received scholarships from the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund on March 26.

Each primary student was presented with a scholarship worth 800,000 VND (37.5 USD) while secondary and high school students received a scholarship worth 1 million VND (47 USD).

Addressing the award ceremony, former Vice President and Chairwoman of the Fund Truong My Hoa praised the efforts and achievements of the local education sector in meeting the needs of the 6,000 ethnic students in the province.

Established in 1999, the Fund has provided over 60,000 scholarships to students from poor ethnic minority groups nationwide.

In recent years, it also raised funds to care for the children of soldiers protecting Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.-VNA