Chin Sophonpanich Foundation presents scholarships to 603 students for 39th consecutive year
November 20, 2017
Bangkok Bank Director Charn Sophonpanich, representing Chin Sophonpanich Foundation Directors and Treasurer, and Chin Sophonpanich Foundation Executive Director Khunying Chodchoi Sophonpanich, presented scholarships to the 2017 batch of students. This marks the 39th year of granting the scholarships, with Baht 19,210 million worth of funding being given to 608 students. The scholarships went to 162 medical students, 191 nursing students, 47 for study at universities in Bangkok, 28 for study at provincial universities, 85 for study at Chinese elementary schools, 10 for study at the Foundation for the Blind in Thailand under the Royal Patronage, 3 for study for a new medical degree program, 67 for students under Ton Kra Songklanakarin Project, and 10 for students under Ton Kra Songklanakarin sponsored by Ananda Krishnan. The Foundation recognizes the importance of building a strong academic platform for Thai youth across the country and it awards scholarships that do not have to be repaid, in the expectation that scholarship awardees will contribute to the prosperity of the nation and their local communities after graduation.