Vallet scholarships presented to students in central region hinh anh 1Professor Odon Vallet presents scholarships to Vietnamese students (Photo: VNA)
Lam Dong (VNA) – As many as 179 scholarships totally worth more than 2 billion VND (about 86,140 USD) have been presented to disadvantaged students in the Central Highlands and the south-central provinces of Ninh Thuan and Khanh Hoa.

A ceremony to hand over the scholarships from the Vallet Scholarship Fund was held in Da Lat city of Lam Dong province on September 3.

The fund was established in 2001 by Professor Odon Vallet from France's Sorbonne University through the Meeting Vietnam organisation.

This time, 25 scholarships each worth 18 million VND were given to students of the Universities of Da Lat, Nha Trang and Tay Nguyen and others of Lam Dong province. 

Meanwhile, the remaining worth 10.5 million VND each were presented to high school students in the Central Highlands provinces of Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, and Lam Dong, and south-central Khanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan provinces.

In the past nearly 20 years, Professor Vallet has awarded more than 32,000 scholarships totally worth about 300 billion VND for students and young Vietnamese researchers.

This year, the fund plans to grant 2,250 scholarships to researchers and students with excellent academic performance nationwide.-VNA