Big C Foundation awards 75 scholarships

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Seventy-five students from 18 Chonburi schools received three-year scholarships from the Big C Foundation.

Foundation President Suphatra Yenkasem and Chonburi Primary Educational Service Area Office 3 Deputy Director Weerawat Wantha distributed the 3,000-baht annual scholarships to the Mattayom 3 students at Big C Supercenter in South Pattaya Jan. 18. The students will get 3,000 baht for each of the Mattayom 3-6 years.

The scholarships were given to outstanding students lacking financial resources. They were chosen through an evaluation by teachers, school administrators and foundation executives.

(Center, L to R) Ek Thognsrisuk, manager of the South Pattaya Big C department store; Mitsawan Hasiri, manager of the North Pattaya Big C department store, Suphatra Yenkasem, president of the Big C Foundation, and Khomphon Phayap, manager of the South Pattaya Big C department store, prepare to present 75 scholarships to area students.(Center, L to R) Ek Thognsrisuk, manager of the South Pattaya Big C department store; Mitsawan Hasiri, manager of the North Pattaya Big C department store, Suphatra Yenkasem, president of the Big C Foundation, and Khomphon Phayap, manager of the South Pattaya Big C department store, prepare to present 75 scholarships to area students.

In appreciation, students and their teachers put on a stage performance for the audience, which included area Big C store managers, foundation members and Pattaya City Council members.

Piyachat Saleephol, representing the students receiving scholarships, thanked the foundation for its support.

Suphatra Yenkasem, president of the Big C Foundation, presents a scholarship to one of the students.Suphatra Yenkasem, president of the Big C Foundation, presents a scholarship to one of the students.

Piyachat Saleephol, representing the students receiving scholarships, thanks the foundation for its support.Piyachat Saleephol, representing the students receiving scholarships, thanks the foundation for its support.

During the ceremony, students and benefactors gathered for a group photo.During the ceremony, students and benefactors gathered for a group photo.

Seventy-five students from 18 Chonburi schools were given scholarships.Seventy-five students from 18 Chonburi schools were given scholarships.