/VNA – The Vallet Scholarship Fund continued its mission in Vietnam on August 27 with the granting of 272 scholarships worth nearly VND1.8 billion (over US$85,700) to extraordinary students in central Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Ha Tinh provinces. French Professor Odon Vallet from the Sorbonne University in Paris, who established the fund, came to Quang Binh’s city of Dong Hoi to present the scholarships. Students at university or in college received VND10 million each, whilst secondary school students were given VND6 million. Over the past 14 years, Odon Vallet has used his own personal wealth to finance the grants for excellent young students in France and Vietnam. He will be touring Vietnam from August 23 to September 7 to present the scholarships to the beneficiaries. Since its establishment in 2001, the fund has allocated over VND100 billion (US$4.76 million) to more than 21,000 students. In 2014, the fund is expected to grant over 2,000 scholarships worth VND20 billion (nearly US$952,400) to students throughout Vietnam.