Lim Sung Bok, General Manager of Lotte Hotel Hanoi, on behalf of Lotte Scholarship Foundation, gives scholarships to Vietnamese students. — Photo courtesy of Lotte Hotel Hanoi
HÀ NỘI — Lotte Group has handed scholarships to 80 students to outstanding students from difficult backgrounds. The total value of the scholarships was over US$23,400.
The ceremony celebrating the 24th edition of the Lotte Scholarship Foundation took place at the Lotte Hotel Hanoi on October 22.
Attending the ceremony were Đoàn Hồng Hà, Deputy Director General of the Department of Political Education and Student Affairs, Việt Nam Ministry of Education and Training; Jung Woojin, Korean Consulate General in Việt Nam; So Dae Bong, Director of Lotte Scholarship Foundation, Lim Sung Bok, General Manager of Lotte Hotel Hanoi; Eom Sun Woong, General Director of Lotte Shopping Plaza Hanoi; Kim Young Min, General Director of Lotte Coralis Vietnam; as well as representatives of schools, lecturers and students receiving the scholarships.
The excellent students came from eight reputable universities in Hà Nội, including Hà Nội National University, Hà Nội University, Foreign Trade University, Hà Nội University of Science and Technology, National University of Civil Engineering, National Economics University, and Academy of Finance and Thăng Long University.
To open the ceremony, Hà acknowledged the Lotte Group's significant contributions to Việt Nam’s education sector. In the future, he said the Ministry of Education and Training would also be ready to co-operate and support the Lotte Group's projects for higher education and national education.
General Manager Lim expressed his belief in the success of the students having scholarships, as well as young Vietnamese. He encouraged the students with his message: "As long as you have enough passion and effort, you will definitely succeed. Don’t give up and Lotte will always be here to support you.”
On behalf of the students and universities, Associate Professor PhD Đinh Văn Dũng, Vice Director of Politics and Student Affairs Department, Hà Nội National University, and Lê Thị Nhung, student from Hà Nội National University, gave their sincere thanks to Lotte Scholarship Foundation for its great consideration to Vietnamese students.
The Lotte Scholarship Award Ceremony, held twice a year in Việt Nam, is a symbol of the friendship between Việt Nam and Korea. It demonstrates the efforts to create an ideal education environment from Lotte Group.
Starting in Việt Nam in 2008, Lotte Scholarship Foundation has held many activities for the Vietnamese community, including awarding scholarships to students who are in difficult circumstances yet achieve good academic results; and building libraries and schools for children living in remote areas in Hà Nội and HCM City. Through these meaningful activities, Lotte Group wishes to support young talents of Việt Nam thus contribute more to the development of the country in the long run. — VNS