Ba Dah Wen, general director of Phu My Hung Co., hands over a scholarship check to a Binh Phuoc provincial official The HCM City Sponsorship Association for Poor Students handed over Tuesday August 28 520 scholarships donated by Phu My Hung JV Co through the Lawrence S. Ting Memorial Fund.
The scholarships, worth 503.2 million dong (nearly US$31,000), were given to 100 primary school students, 291 senior high school students, and 129 university students from eight provinces, Nguyen Trong Xuat, deputy head of the association, said.
Of them, 88% are outstanding students, 40% belong to ethnic minorities, and many have disabilities.
It was for the second year that the Lawrence S. Ting Memorial Fund is supporting the association’s scholarship programme, Xuat told the awards ceremony held at the city’s Municipal Theater.
The association has in the past seven-years awarded over 5,543 scholarships worth more than five billion dong.
Ba Dah Wen, general director of Phu My Hung Co and a member of the Lawrence S. Ting Fund executive board, said since its establishment in November 2005 the fund had given over 5,000 scholarships worth more than 6.5 billion dong to outstanding Vietnamese students.
Besides, her Fund and Phu My Hung Co had donated this month 64 computer rooms with equipment worth more than 20 billion dong to 64 high schools nationwide, she added.
The fund is named after Lawrence S. Ting, late president of Taiwan’s Central Trading and Development (CT&D).
CT&D and Tan Thuan Industrial Development Co have built some of Vietnam’s largest and most successful projects, including the Phu My Hung urban area, the Tan Thuan Export Processing Zone, and the Hiep Phuoc Power Plant, all in HCM City.