Vu A Dinh scholarships presented to Dong Nai’s ethnic students hinh anh 1Former Vice President Truong My Hoa (L), who is President of the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund, presents scholarships to Dong Nai students on July 4 (Photo: VNA)

Dong Nai (VNA) – The Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund presented scholarships to poor ethnic minority students with outstanding learning performances in the southern province of Dong Nai on July 4.

This is the first time Vu A Dinh scholarships have been presented in Dong Nai. This year, 147 scholarships totalling 170 million VND (7,370 USD) were handed over to both school and university students.

Dong Nai is home to over 40,000 students belonging to ethnic minority groups mainly Hoa, Tay, Nung, Cho Ro, and Ma.

According to former Vice President Truong My Hoa, who is President of the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund, education is one of the most effective paths to a bright future. Therefore, it is essential to support and invest in children’s academic careers.

The Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund – named after a young liaison officer who was killed during the French resistance war – was set up in 1999 by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union to support poor ethnic students in their study. Since then, over 80,000 scholarships have been granted.

Last year, the fund handed over nearly 5,000 scholarships to ethnic students across the country. The “Mo duong tuong lai” (Pave the way to the future) project, carried out by the scholarship fund, assisted 50 ethnic female students to attend school.

Meanwhile, three schools were constructed for students in the provinces of Dien Bien and Yen Bai under the “Thap sang tuong lai” (Lighting the future) scheme.

The scholarship fund also presented 3,000 scholarships to children of naval officers and fishermen in localities affected by natural disasters. -VNA