Nearly 60 outstanding students from nine universities across northern Vietnam were awarded Toyota Scholarship during a ceremony held in Vinh Phuc province on January 24.

The event was co-organised by the Ministry of Education and Training, the Toyota Vietnam Foundation (TVF), and the Toyota Motor Vietnam Company (TMV).

With a total value of 460 million VND (22,000 USD), the 2014 Toyota Scholarship Programme planned to 115 scholarships, each worth 4 million VND, to outstanding students majoring in engineering and the environment from 16 universities nationwide.

In addition to financial support, the scholarship winners will have a chance to practise at Toyota Vietnam factories or attend training courses on business knowledge.

The TVF was established in 2005 under the partnership between the Ministry of Education and Training, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the TMV with a view to actively contributing to Vietnam ’s educational and training development, especially in the fields of engineering and environment.

Initiated in 1997, the Toyota Scholarship Programme has awarded over 1,920 scholarships to outstanding students across the country.-VNA