|Fifty four HCM City university students received the Lotte Scholarship at a ceremony on October 18. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Fifty four outstanding students from nine universities in HCM City received scholarships from the Lotte Foundation at a ceremony on Wednesday.
Each scholarship was worth US$350 after the Korean foundation increased the value by $150 this year.
The students are from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities; the University of Economics HCM City; the University of Finance and Marketing; the HCM City University of Foreign Languages and Informatics; the HCM City University of Food Industry; the HCM City University of Agriculture and Forestry; Hoa Sen University; Tôn Đức Thắng University; and the HCM City University of Industry.
Park Noh Wan, the Korean consul general in HCM City, who attended the event, congratulated the awardees and said: “I believe the students will contribute to Việt Nam’s development as well as building a friendship between Việt Nam and Korea.”
Vũ Nguyệt Thắng, one of the awardees, thanked the Lotte Foundation and said the scholarship is not just financial support but also a great motivation for the students.
The Lotte Group, which has had a presence in Việt Nam since 1996, has been a significant contributor to the community, especially to education.
The Lotte Foundation was founded in 1983 in Korea by the group’s chairman, Shin Kyuk-Ho, and has since been awarding scholarships to outstanding disadvantaged students.
It has been present in Việt Nam since 2008 and granted scholarships to hundreds of university students in Hà Nội and HCM City every year. — VNS