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Toyota presents 85 scholarships to musical talent

Released at: 17:59, 26/12/2017

Toyota presents 85 scholarships to musical talent

Photo: Ngoc Lan

Individual scholarships of $245 each presented to students at ceremony on December 26.

by Ngoc Lan

Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV), in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, held a ceremony on December 26 for the “Toyota Scholarships for Young Vietnamese Musical Talent 2017”.

The scholarship program has been implemented since 2009 to encourage a spirit of study among young musical talent and to contribute to the development of human resources and musical culture in Vietnam.

In this program, 85 scholarships, worth VND6 million ($245) each, for a total of VND510 million ($22,440), were granted to outstanding students at five music training schools in Vietnam under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism: the Vietnam National Academy of Music, the Hue Academy of Music, the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory, the North-Western Culture and Art College, and the Viet Bac Culture and Art College.

TMV also presented traditional musical instruments to five universities in the program, worth VND90 million ($3,960), to support education in traditional music.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ms. Do Thu Hoang, Vice President of Toyota Motor Vietnam, said the company appreciates the efforts of students in recent years. “We were also deeply touched to see that some disadvantaged children, who were suffering from fatal diseases, tried to overcome their difficulties and work hard to achieve excellent results,” she added. “I expect that our support will be helpful in their endeavors to become good artists in the future.”

Also at the ceremony, Ms. Le Thi Thu Hien, Director of Training Department under the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that the ministry sincerely thanks TMV for its active support for and assistance to the development of Vietnam’s music industry. “I believe the Toyota Scholarship Program will support young Vietnamese musical talent to continue to develop,” she added.

Over the past nine years, the program has awarded a total of 815 scholarships to excellent students. The program has provided them with opportunities to practice and perform with professional orchestras at major music events.

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