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2012 Tzu Chi Foundation Global Scholarship Distribution

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Tzu Chi awarded scholarships in 15 countries and regions, with 84,800 volunteers involved, reaching out to 42,475 students from disadvantaged families.

Number
Country
Number of aid recipients
Number of volunteers
1
Taiwan – Scholarship Award for Emerging Scholars
5,019
22,118
Taiwan – Academic Grants for Financially Disadvantaged Families
3,571
2
Mainland China
3,050
3
Hong Kong
370
997
4
Malaysian
20,946
55,496
5
Thailand
1,404
286
6
Indonesia
473
1,200
7
Philippines
799
120
8
Singapore
3,920
2,596
9
Vietnam
527
300
10
South Africa
94
11
Canada
541
87
12
United States of America
282
1,409
13
Guatemala
489
110
14
El Salvador
145
24
15
Myanmar
845
57
Total
42,475
84,800
Note: Volunteers of each country awarded the scholarships through different methods according to local customs. In most countries, Tzu Chi volunteers diligently organized ceremonies to award the scholarships. In some cases, the scholarships were awarded using other methods such as during home visits, through remittance, etc.

Source: Tzu Chi Department of Religious Affairs and Humanitarian Aid

Translated by: Hui Xian Wong
Edited by: Loritta Chan

 

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