Navy Ordinance Dept. awards 764,000 baht in scholarships

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The Royal Thai Navy’s Ordinance Department celebrated its 104th anniversary by handing out more than 700,000 baht in scholarships for children of enlisted personnel.

The June 28 Founder’s Day event at Sanphawuth School in Sattahip saw 355 scholarships awarded: 178 to Prathorn-level students worth 1,500 baht each, 72 for junior Matthayom worth 2,000 baht each, 67 senior Matthayom scholarships worth 3,000 baht each, and 38 vocational school scholarships worth 4,000 baht each.

Top navy officers from the Royal Thai Navy’s Ordinance Department hand out more than 700,000 baht in scholarships for children of enlisted personnel. Top navy officers from the Royal Thai Navy’s Ordinance Department hand out more than 700,000 baht in scholarships for children of enlisted personnel.

The 764,000 baht in awards was sponsored by the Naval Ordnance Department Saving and Credit Cooperative’s Social Welfare fund and local businesses.

Navy officials said the scholarships were a way to ease the financial burden on the country’s military personnel.