VNU Vice President Nguyễn Hồng Sơn attended the ceremony and delivered a speech.
Since Academic year 2006-2007, Shinnyo-en Foundation scholarships have been directly awarded to outstanding disadvantaged high school students and undergraduates from VNU for 15 times with a total of 2,838 scholarships.
Speaking at the ceremony, VNU Vice President Nguyễn Hồng Sơn expressed his thanks and appreciation of the support from Shinnyo-en Foundation. He believed that “The effective implementation of the Shinnyo-en Scholarship Program has provided VNU students with positive support in their studies and research. This represents an important development in the cooperation between Shinnyo-en Foundation and VNU in particular and between Vietnam and Japan in general. Especially, the yearly additional $15,000 from Shinnyo-en Foundation helps to send VNU’s outstanding students to Japan to attend exchange and academic activities since Academic year 2012 – 2013, which has opened up opportunities for international students exchange activities between Vietnam and Japan”.
Trần Thị Thu, a student from the Faculty of Japanese Language and Culture, VNU University of Foreign Languages and International Studies, expressed her happiness and honour to receive the scholarship. Thu shared that she was studying hard to increase professional knowledge to pursue her dream of becoming a Japanese interpreter in the future and constantly gaining social knowledge and life skills to better herself.
At the ceremony, representatives of VNU and Shinnyo-en Foundation awarded scholarships to 80 VNU undergraduates and 130 VNU gifted high school students. Each scholarship for the undergraduate and the high school student is worth $300 and $200 respectively.