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March 31 2018

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In the afternoon on March 30th, 2018, at Binh Thanh People’s Committee Meeting Hall, Cathay United Bank (Taiwan), through Lawrence S. Ting Foundation, has awarded 300 scholarships, each worths 600,000 VND, to poor, studios students from District 3, Binh Thanh district, Phu Nhuan district, Go Vap district and Thu Duc district, Hochiminh City.

The Ceremony is part of the “Elevated Tree in Vietnam” Scholarship Program initiated by Cathay United Bank. Since 2008, through Lawrence S. Ting Foundation, each year, Cathay United Bank conducts 02 times of scholarship awards on 2 semesters to primary students in Quang Nam province and Hochiminh City. Scholarship recipients are studios students with good behaviors who are facing financial difficulties and are nominated by Quang Nam and Hochiminh City’s Associations of Learning Promotion.

Attending the Ceremony, from the sponsor, there were Representatives from Cathay United Bank (Chu Lai branch) and Lawrence S. Ting Foundation. On behalf of local Government, there were Representatives from District Commission for Mass Organization; Commission for Propaganda; District People’s Committee; Department of Training and Education; Hochiminh City Association for Learning Promotion; other Districts’ Association for Learning Promotion and students awarded scholarships.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ms. Thai Thi Hong Nga, Vice Chairwoman of Binh Thanh District People's Committee, on behalf of the leader of Binh Thanh District, expressed their appreciation to the sponsor for giving the best to students in Hochiminh City, specifically 5 districts with students receiving scholarships this time. She believed that the scholarship recipient students will continue to promote their studious spirit and these scholarships will be the motivation to help them overcome difficulties to continue going to school. She also hopes other donors will join hands with Lawrence S. Ting Foundation, Cathay United Bank to expand this program, for a brighter future to the children, for the happiness and well-being of the society.

After the Ceremony in Hochiminh city, in the morning of April 6th, 2018, Cathay United Bank – Chu Lai branch and Lawrence S. Ting Foundation collaborate with Quang Nam Association for Learning Promotion to organize another Ceremony awarding 900 scholarships to primary students in Quang Nam province. The scholarship award ceremony is expected to take place in the Town Hall of Dien Ban town, Quang Nam province.

Together with Lawrence S. Ting Foundation, we hope that in the future, we can help more poor students, support for their education so that they can succeed and contribute back to the society.

- Mr. Juan Feng Li, General Manager of Cathay United Bank (Taiwan) – Chu Lai Branch -