|The Odon Vallet scholarship fund came to Viet Nam via the "Meet Viet Nam" organisation founded by overseas Vietnamese Professor Tran Thanh Van.— Photo gdtd.vn
DA NANG — The Rencontre du Viet Nam (Meet Viet Nam) organisation on Sunday presented 207 Odon Vallet scholarships worth over VND1.7 billion (US$81,700) to outstanding students in the central region of Viet Nam at a ceremony in Da Nang.
The beneficiaries included students living in difficulty or belonging to ethnic minority groups in the city and the central provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh and Phu Yen.
The Odon Vallet scholarship fund came to Viet Nam via the "Meet Viet Nam" organisation founded by overseas Vietnamese Professor Tran Thanh Van.
Over the past 13 years, Professor Odon Vallet has spent his savings on scholarships for poor high school and university students in France and Viet Nam to encourage them to pursue their studies.
Since 2001, he has presented over 20,000 scholarships totaling more than VND100 billion ($4.7 million) to Vietnamese students.— VNS