French professor awards scholarships to 450 Vietnam students

French Professor and millionaire Odon Vallet granted on Sunday 450 scholarships to poor but high-performing high school, college, and graduate students coming from southern Vietnamese provinces.

At the ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City, Professor Vallet presented the master’s and college students with VND11 million (US$528) and VND7 million ($336) to the high school students each.

This year, the French man has plans to award 2,250 scholarships to Vietnamese students who manage to get over financial hardship to deliver impressive academic performances.

He has offered more than 16,000 such scholarships worth over VND63 billion ($3 million) to outstanding Vietnamese students and researchers over the past decade.

A law and public administration professor at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Paris VII Diderot, Odon Vallet decided in 1999 to devote all of his family inheritance, worth 100 million euros ($125 million), to a fund granting scholarships to poor students who have excellent achievements in studies and research activities in France and Vietnam.

Source: Tuoi Tre Online

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