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2012 Len Duong Bonfire Passion (LDBP) Scholarship Contest

posted Apr 29, 2012, 7:34 AM by VCSA Admin   [ updated Apr 29, 2012, 7:51 AM ]

Deadline: April 16th, 2012 11:59 pm CST

About Len Duong Bonfire Passion:

Len Duong Bonfire Passion (LDBP) is a youth team within Vietnamese Culture and Science Association's Houston Chapter that promotes leadership development, volunteerism and cultural awareness. LDBP also provides young Vietnamese-Americans fundraising opportunities to attend Len Duong Leadership Development Camp. Through its many programs, LDBP will help "fuel up", "fire up" and "spread the passion" for positive change in the local community.

Awards: A number of scholarships to provide airfare reimbursement (up to $400 in value) for the winners

Eligibility Criteria:

  • ONLY College or high school students aged 18 and above in Texas may apply
  • College students with a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher on a 4-point scale. High school students with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4-point scale.
  • Must plan to attend Len Duong Camp 2012 and be present to accept the award
  • Must be currently active in a Vietnamese community organization or Vietnamese Student Association or some local community organization.


To encourage participation of Vietnamese-American students in volunteerism in their local Vietnamese communities, LDBP will award a number of scholarships to provide airfare reimbursement (up to $400 in value) to outstanding young community activists who want to attend Len Duong Camp 2012 and need financial assistance.

Application Requirements:

  1. Complete and submit a scholarship application (see attachment)
  2. Submit a personal resume demonstrating leadership ability and current active involvement with the community
  3. Submit a brief statement of your expectation of Camp Len Duong 2012
  4. Submit a personal essay that focuses on one of the following topics:
    • Topic 1: What does volunteer service mean to you? Why do you want to serve? Tell us about a specific event that made you proud to be involved with the community
    • Topic 2: Tell us about your career aspirations or special talents such as art and performance. Explain your reason(s) for selecting the particular path or passion for your talent.
    • Topic 3: Tell us about an exceptional hardship, setback or personal experience that has shaped your abilities or future goals.
  5. Qualified applicants will get a phone interview from LDBP (in English or Vietnamese)

Application Submission:

After completing all the application requirements, submit all documentation as individual attachments in one (1) email to ldbonfirepassion@gmail.comwith subject heading: “Your Last Name – 2012 LDBP Scholarship Contest.” Hard copies will not be accepted.

All scholarship winners will be announced and recognized at Len Duong Camp. Winning entries may also be published in the Len Duong Camp program book

*NOTE: All submitted material must be the original work of the applicant. Entries must not be plagiarized, published work, or used in a previous submission for this, or any other contest. Any suspicious entries will be automatically disqualified.

For more information please contact

Len Duong Bonfire Passion
Tel: (832) 228-6034 or (832) 659-2470

http://www.lenduongbonfire.org/ or http://vcsa.org orhttp://www.lenduongcamp.org

VCSA Admin,
Apr 29, 2012, 7:52 AM