The Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund granted 220 scholarships to outstanding students from ethnic minority regions in Ho Chi Minh City on April 9, each worth around 1-1.5 million VND (47-71 USD).

Former Vice President and Chairwoman of the Fund Truong My Hoa said the fund has assisted ethnic minority students nationwide over the past 16 years.

Since 2014, the fund has presented thousands of scholarships to students across the country.

It plans to grant 5,000 scholarships for students in ethnic minority region annually while simultaneously investing in projects to brighten their future.

Ho Chi Minh City ’s largest minority ethnic group are the Hoa (Chinese), accounting for 5.78 percent of the city’s total population.

The Cho Lon market in District 5 and parts of Districts 6, 10 and 11, is home to the largest Hoa community in Vietnam . Other ethnic minorities include Khmer with 0.34 percent and Cham at 0.1 percent.-VNA