Vu A Dinh scholarships presented to excellent ethnic students hinh anh 1Illustrative photo

HCM City (VNA) – The Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund presented scholarships to 15 outstanding ethnic students nationwide, who had excellent academic performance during 2017-2018 academic year, at a ceremony held in Ho Chi Minh City on June 16.

The event was jointly organised by the management board of the scholarship fund and the Ho Chi Minh City Television.

Lauding the fund’s activities, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Le Quoc Phong underlined that Vu A Dinh scholarships have helped impoverished ethnic students realise their dreams and become good citizens to the society.

On the occasion, the Vu A Dinh awards were presented to nine organisations and 13 individuals, recognising their contributions to the development of the mountainous regions and ethnic minority groups.

At the event, domestic and foreign businesses and benefactors donated nearly 55 billion VND (2.42 million USD) to the scholarship fund.

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 Dien Bien and Yen Bai provinces under its “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. Eleven houses were built for.

The Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund, named after a young liaison officer 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.-VNA