HCM City Study Encouragement Association grants scholarships to pandemic-affected students

Monday, 11/04/2022 10:00
20 students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic has received scholarships granted by the Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City Study Encouragement Association.

The scholarship awarding ceremmony  (Photo: VNA)

The scholarships, each worth 6 million VND (262.44 USD) per academic year, were financed by the Vietnam Study Encouragement Fund under the Central Committee of the Vietnam Study Encouragement Association. The programme will last for five consecutive years.

The beneficiaries are the children affected by COVID-19 and those who lost either their mother or father or both parents to the pandemic.

Earlier, 200 million VND were also presented to 200 students affected by the pandemic in districts and Thu Duc city.

During the 2021-2022 academic year, the association granted scholarships to 44 students, of whom 16 were maternal or paternal orphans due to the pandemic./.