200 Nguyen Thi Dinh scholarships are presented to outstanding female students in Ben Tre province (Photo: VNA)

Ben Tre (VNA) – The Ben Tre Women’s Association, on October 2, presented 200 Nguyen Thi Dinh scholarships for outstanding female students across the Mekong Delta province.

The total value of these scholarships exceeded 200 million VND (8,800 USD).

The Nguyen Thi Dinh scholarship has annually been awarded to local female students at the beginning of a school year since 1996. Its recipients have to date amounted to more than 4,000.

Sponsored by the German organisation Kinderhilfe Hyvong Vietnam eV, the fund aims at helping disadvantaged learners to pursuit education.

Ingrid Sperling, head of the organisation, said her agency will continue backing the fund in hope of no girls quitting schools due to financial difficulties.-VNA