Vallet scholarships presented to Vietnamese students, researchers hinh anh 1At the ceremony to present Vallet scholarships to students and researchers in Nghe An province

Nghe An (VNA) – As many as 144 Vallet scholarships worth 1.4 billion VND (60,200 USD) were presented to outstanding students and young researchers in the central province of Nghe An at a ceremony held in the locality on August 27.

The Vallet Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 by Professor Odon Vallet from France’s Sorbonne University through the Meeting Vietnam Organisation.

Over the past 17 years, Professor Odon Vallet has spent part of his savings which is nearly 230 billion VND (9.89 million USD) on more than 34,000 scholarships for students and young Vietnamese researchers.

During 2018-2019 academic year, the fund plans to grant 2,250 scholarships worth more than 23 billion VND (989,000 USD) to researchers and students with excellent academic performance across the country.

Last week, close to 500 Vallet scholarships worth 10 million VND (428.39 USD) each were presented to outstanding students from 58 high schools and six SOS villages in the north.-VNA