135 medicine students receive scholarships

135 scholarships named after Doctor Nguyen Van Huong worth over VND900 million was given to 135 medicine students today at Sai Gon Giai Phong Headquarter on May 16.
SGGP Editor-in-Chief Nguyen Tan Phong gives the scholarships to students at the ceremony (Photo: SGGP)
SGGP Editor-in-Chief Nguyen Tan Phong gives the scholarships to students at the ceremony (Photo: SGGP)

Former Director of the city's Department of Health and Chairwoman of the Council of scholarship fund Dr. Truong Xuan Lieu said at the ceremony: “Taking care of people ‘s health is doctors’ lofty duty. However, in addition to student efforts in studying, they need the social contribution to help good students from low-income families to continue their learning; accordingly the annual scholarship organized by the newspaper manifest the society’s attention to medicine students.”

 Deputy Editor-in-Chief Pham Van Truong speaks at the ceremony (Photo: SGGP)

 Deputy Editor-in- Chief  Ly Viet Trung gives scholarships to students of training course of midwives for distant villages (Photo: SGGP)

 Dr. Truong Xuan Lieu gives scholarships to students (Photo: SGGP)

Since the third scholarship ceremony, the program has received financial aids from medicine agencies, hospitals, the Maternity Association in Ho Chi Minh City, Zuellig Pharma Viietnam Company and Ngoc Minh Clinic. Scholarship recipients are students of the Medicine University and Pham Ngoc Thach Medicine University.

On behalf of the newspaper, Deputy Editor in Chief Pham Van Truong said that SGGP has organized many social program to share burden with  disadvantaged people on the way of earning, living and learning.

Nguyen Van Huong Scholarship aims to help needy students to finish their learning, he said.

Mr. Truong added; “The scholarship fund grows quickly with the sponsor of many agencies and individuals. For 19 past years, the fund had given nearly 1,400 scholarships to students and doctors who volunteer to serve in distant and disadvantaged districts nationwide and students of training course for midwives for villages of ethnic minority  organized by Tu Du Maternity Hospital Tu Du. Total scholarship is worth nearly VND5 billion”.

This year, 135 scholarships worth VND945 million including 50 scholarships each worth VND6 million, 60 scholarships each worth VND6 million sponsored by Ta Trung Quoc’s family, 20 full scholarships sponsored by Sai Gon Construction Company, five full scholarships each worth VND25 million  and scholarships for midwives each worth VND 30,000,000 were granted to students.

Attended the ceremony were Dr. Truong Xuan Lieu , Director of the Department of Health Dr. Nguyen Tan Binh, SGGP Editor-in-Chief  Nguyen Tan Phong and scholarship fund management board members and students.

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