Students in Central Highlands receive Odon Vallet scholarships hinh anh 1Professor Odon Vallet presents scholarships to students. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Odon Vallet scholarships were awarded to 179 students from the Central Highlands and central coastal provinces on September 6 by Rencontre du Vietnam (Meet Vietnam).

Of the total, 154 scholarships, worth 9 million VND (396 USD) each, were given to high school students while other 25, worth 15 million VND (660 USD) each, were presented to undergraduate students from Tay Nguyen, Da Lat and Nha Trang universities.

This is the 17th year the Meet Vietnam has granted Odon Vallet scholarships to poor Vietnamese students. This year, about 2,500 scholarships, worth a total of 25 billion VND (1.1 million USD), were awarded.

The organisation has been active in Vietnam since 2001. Professor Odon Vallet spent his savings to help impoverished Vietnamese students and encourage them to study.-VNA