Vera Tran Memorial Scholarship
This Vietnamese scholarship was established in memory of Vera Tran. Vera had planned to become a physician and had already been accepted into the Medical program at UH-Baylor. Vera was also an active advocate for the rights of others and frequently worked to raise funds to assist victims of disasters and in other ways to help her community. This scholarship is made available to graduating high school seniors who are of Vietnamese descent and who have a goal of pursuing a higher education. Each year one student will be awarded the Vera Tran Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship has a value of $2,000 and is a one-time award. Applicants for this scholarship should demonstrate a history of academic excellence and community service. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens. Individuals planning to apply for the scholarship will need to complete an essay as part of the application process.
Danny T. Le Memorial Scholarship
This Vietnamese scholarship is awarded in memory of Danny Le. Danny was a graduate of Alief Elsik High School who also attended the University of Texas and was a Biomedical Engineering major. Danny’s goal was to eventually become a doctor and help others by working in third-world countries through a medical humanitarian organization. A little known scholarship in his memory is now available to students who are of Vietnamese descent and who are also from the Greater Houston area. The scholarship is open to high school seniors as well as college students. One student will receive a scholarship each year with a value of $2,000. The award is one-time only. Applicants applying for the scholarship should have a history of academic excellence and community service. Applicants are also required to be pursuing a degree at an accredited 4-year university or have plans to do so.
Thuy Nguyen Memorial Scholarship
Thuy Nguyen left Vietnam with her husband and children in 1975 to pursue a new life in America. In order to support her family, she worked two full-time jobs. As a result of this, Mrs. Nguyen came to high value higher education and encouraged her children to take advantage of all of the educational opportunities available to them. Prospective candidates for the Thuy Nguyen scholarship should be a graduating high school senior from Houston or a surrounding area and should also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Candidates should also have at least one parent who is Vietnamese and have a family annual income of less than $50,000. The scholarship consists of a $2,000 prize that is awarded directly to the student’s college or university of choice. This VASF scholarship is awarded annually to a new freshman candidate each year. Candidates applying for this Vietnamese scholarship should be prepared to compose an essay of 1000 words or less.
Lê Hoàng Nguyên (LHN) College Scholarship
This VASF scholarship is awarded in memory of a well-known businessman and philanthropist as well as long-time resident of Houston, Texas. Mr. Nguyen graduated from Texas A&M University in 1993 and came to be a supporter of integrity, hard work and loyalty. It was through mindset that he established the Le Hoang Nguyen Scholarship Foundation as a way of awarding Vietnamese scholarships to future leaders.
Today this Vietnamese scholarship provides financial funding to high school seniors who are considered to be outstanding students. Awards are given based on personal integrity, academic merit, future career goals and leadership aptitude. One VASF scholarship award is given annually in the amount of $500. The award is presented directly to the student’s university or college of choice upon verification of enrollment. To be eligible for the unknown scholarships, applicants must be residents of Texas, must have at least a GPA of 3.0 and must be ranked among the top10% of their graduating class. In addition, applicants must also attend their first semester at an accredited university or college. Applicants are also required to be of Vietnamese descent to be eligible for this Vietnamese American Scholarship Foundation award.