310 Marine Corps families awarded scholarships

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More than 300 low-income military families received 673,000 baht in scholarships for their school-age children thanks to the Marine Corps Savings Cooperative.

The organization, which acts somewhat like a bank, presented 310 cash awards of 1,500-3,000 baht to Royal Thai Marine Corps children at the Prince Chumphon Camp in Sattahip Aug. 17. Cooperative Chairman Rear Adm. Banjop Preecha said each year the group donates portions of its profits to assist low-income members.

High ranking officials from the Marine Corps Savings Cooperative distribute scholarships to children of the Marine Corp. High ranking officials from the Marine Corps Savings Cooperative distribute scholarships to children of the Marine Corp.

Vice Adm. Pongsak Phuriroj, honorary advisor to the cooperative, and Commander of Marine Corps, handed out 60 scholarships worth 1,500 baht each for kindergarten students, 115 primary school scholarships worth 2,000 baht each, 104 secondary school scholarships worth 2,500 baht each and 31 higher education scholarships worth 3,000 baht each.