The regional Buddhist Institute awarded 720 scholarships to Pattaya-area youths in primary and high schools.
Buddhist Institute Region 13 chief Poromkawee and top local officials handed out the 550,000 baht in stipends at Nongprue Temple June 5.
The Institute’s Educational Support Project grants scholarships to students from kindergarten to high school who lack the funds to continue their studies.
Stipends were distributed to students from 53 public and temple schools, with 500-baht scholarships going to 50 kindergarteners and 500 primary-school students. They also presented 170 1,000-baht scholarships to high schoolers.
The Institute contributed 450,000 baht of the funds with another 100,000 baht coming from Banglamung District.