Scene at the event (Photo: VNA)

Bac Lieu (VNA) – The Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund and its “For beloved Hoang Sa-Truong Sa” Club handed over 115 scholarships to needy students in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu at a ceremony on March 13.

Accordingly, the fund gave 50 scholarships worth 1 million VND (43 USD) each to ethnic minority students, who have showed outstanding academic performances despite their disadvantaged backgrounds.

The club bestowed the remaining scholarships, also worth 1 million VND each, upon 65 students, who are children of naval soldiers and local fishermen.

Speaking on behalf of the recipients, Tran Thi Tuyet Lam from the Tran Hung Dao primary school expressed her delight and gratitude and promised to do her best in study to become a good citizen.  

To date, the fund has offered 400 scholarships to poor students in Bac Lieu.

The Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund – named after a young ethnic liaison officer who was killed during the French resistance war – was set up in 1999 by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union to support poor ethnic students in their study.

In 2014, the fund established the “For beloved Hoang Sa-Truong Sa” Club with the aim to offer assistance to naval soldiers and children of fishermen, who have been protecting the country’s sea and islands sovereignty.-VNA