Navy awards millions in scholarships

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Sattahip Naval Base awarded nearly 3 million baht in scholarships to military families in honor of HM the late King.

Sattahip Naval Base awarded 2.8 million baht in scholarships to military families in honor of HM the late King.
Sattahip Naval Base awarded 2.8 million baht in scholarships to military families in honor of HM the late King.

Vice Adm. Noppadol Supakarn chaired the Nov. 17 ceremony at the base’s Officer’s Club. Scholarships worth 2.8 million baht were awarded for students from kindergarten to university.

Thirty-two stipends of 4,500 baht were given out for higher education, 124 scholarships of 3,500 baht for junior and senior high school, 161 3,000-baht awards for primary school, 60 in the same amount for kindergarten and a dozen scholarships of 5,000 baht for disabled students.

Noppadol said the scholarships were made in recognition of His Majesty’s concern for education. He was aware of its importance in raising up the country and wanted as many as possible to have access to education, the base commander said.

The scholarships were funded by the Royal Thai Navy and TMB Bank Co.