Saigon Co.op gives away over 160 university scholarships

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 17:22

Nguyen Thi Nghia, former chairwoman of Saigon Co.op and one of the scholarship's donors, hands out scholarships to poor students in HCM City on Tuesday. — VNS Photo Courtesy of Saigon Co.op

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — Saigon Co.op, which owns the Co.opmart supermarket chain, on December 15 awarded scholarships worth nearly VND750 million (US$33,392) to 164 outstanding poor university students from around the country, including 87 children of Saigon Co.op's employees.

Nguyen Thanh Nhan, Saigon Co.op's general director, said in the last seven years since the scholarship was instituted nearly 600 poor students in 38 cities and provinces have benefited.

Students who get the scholarship will also get the opportunity to work part-time for Saigon Co.op as undergraduates and full-time after graduation.

They will also be taken into the retailer's internship and management trainee programmes to enable them to become future managers of the chain. — VNS

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