Students in central region awarded Vallet scholarships hinh anh 1Professor Odon Vallet and outstanding students in the central region. (Source: VNA)

Vallet scholarships were awarded to 272 outstanding students from universities, colleges and high schools from the central provinces of Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Ha Tinh at a ceremony on August 27.

The Meeting Vietnam organisation presented the scholarships, worth 1. 8 billion VND (roughly 23,000 USD) , to the students.

Addressing the event, Professor Odon Vallet expressed his delight at efforts made by students from the three provinces during the 2014-2015 school year, pledging that more scholarships with higher values will be offered to needy students in the central region.

Each high school student received a scholarship worth 6 million VND ( 270 USD), while college and university students, post-graduates and research students received 10 million VND (about 410 USD) each.

The Vallet Scholarship Fund has set aside 22 billion VND (more than 1 million USD) to award 2,250 outstanding Vietnamese students this year.

Since its establishment in 2001, the fund has awarded over 120 billion VND (5.5 million USD) to more than 25,000 students.

The fund was established by French Professor Odon Vallet from France's Sorbonne University through the Meeting Vietnam organisation founded by Vietnamese-French Professor Tran Thanh Van.-VNA