03/09/2016 08:49 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vallet scholarships awarded to students in central region

Quang Binh, September 2 (VNA) – Vallet scholarships were awarded to 272 outstanding students from the central provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Quang Tri during a ceremony in Quang Binh on September 1.

Notably, a scholarship worth over 2 billion VND was presented to Nguyen The Quynh from Quang Binh who won a gold medal at the 2016 International Physics Olympiad in Switzerland.

Each scholarship for students values at 7 million VND and 12 million VND, respectively.

Speaking at the event, Professor Odon Vallet pledged to continue standing side by side with poor students with excellent academic results in the future.

Over the past 16 years, Odon Vallet has used his own money to finance the grants for excellent young students in France and Vietnam.

Since its establishment in 2001, the Vallet Scholarship Fund has allocated over 100 billion VND (4.76 million USD) to more than 21,000 students.

In 2014, the fund granted over 2,000 scholarships worth 20 billion VND (nearly 952,400 USD) to students throughout Vietnam.

The fund was established by French Professor Odon Vallet, from France’s Sorbonne Paris University, through the Meeting Vietnam organisation founded by the Vietnamese-French Professor Tran Thanh Van./.