200 Nguyen Thi Dinh scholarships are presented to outstanding female students in Ben Tre province (Photo: VNA)

Ben Tre (VNA) – The Ben Tre
Women’s Association, on October 2, presented 200 Nguyen Thi Dinh scholarships
for outstanding female students across the Mekong Delta province.

The total value of these scholarships
exceeded 200 million VND (8,800 USD).

The Nguyen Thi Dinh scholarship has
annually been awarded to local female students at the beginning of a school
year since 1996. Its recipients have to date amounted to more than 4,000.

Sponsored by the German organisation Kinderhilfe
Hyvong Vietnam eV, the fund aims at helping disadvantaged learners to pursuit

Ingrid Sperling, head of the organisation,
said her agency will continue backing the fund in hope of no girls quitting
schools due to financial difficulties.-VNA