Aeon grants scholarships to 60 students

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 15:49

A leader from Aeon receives flower from a representative of students at scholarship granting ceremony. — VNS Photo

HCM CITY (VNS) — Japanese retailer Aeon Viet Nam on Tuesday gave away scholarships worth nearly VND400 million (US$19,000) to 60 outstanding students from the HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities and HCM City University of Pedagogy.

Each was worth $290 and will last a year.

Sponsored by the Aeon One Per Cent Club, the scholarships were awarded for a fourth time to HCM City university students.

The One per Cent Club was launched in 1989 with support from Aeon Group companies who contribute 1 per cent of their pre-tax profit every year.

Since 2006 Aeon has been granting scholarships around Asia to outstanding disadvantaged students. In Viet Nam, around 150 have benefited so far. — VNS

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