As many as 217 disadvantaged students from 12 localities in the Mekong Delta region (except for Tien Giang) have received scholarships worth a total of 1.85 billion VND (86,000 USD) for their outstanding performance during the recent university and college entrance exams.

The scholarships were presented at a live-broadcast ceremony in Can Tho city on October 10. The presentation was part of the 384 th “For Tomorrow Development” Programme run by Tuoi Tre (Youth) Newspaper, which aims to enable local young people to pursue better education.

Addressing the ceremony, Pham Cong Thanh, a representative from the newspaper, praised the needy students’ efforts in overcoming difficulties and passing the exams with high scores.

He hoped that the scholarships will assist them in studying and following their future dreams.

On October 11, the Vo Van Khanh Scholarship Fund under the Vietnamese Fatherland Front awarded scholarships worth 350 million VND (16,254 USD) in total to 145 poor students with outstanding academic performance in Ben Tre province.-VNA