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Greatland Investment Scholarship

posted Jun 29, 2012, 12:54 PM by VCSA Admin   [ updated Jul 16, 2012, 6:49 PM ]
Start: 06/18/2012
End: 07/19/2012
I. Purpose
To assist and encourage students of Vietnamese descent to excel in scholastic achievement, leadership qualities, and community involvement, especially to those who have significant financial need.
II. Outlines
• Greatland Investment Scholarship Foundation will award $500.00 scholarship to graduating high school students who maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA, and have significant financial need.
• Applicants will be evaluated by their scholastic achievements, leadership qualities, community involvement, writing proficiency, and a personal interview for semi-finalists.
II. Qualification
1. Student of Vietnamese descent who is residing in the Greater Houston Metropolitan area, and is graduating from an accredited high school or secondary school in June 2012.
2. Enroll as full time undergraduate studies in an accredited college, university, or an institution of higher learning in the United States in the Fall of 2012.
3. Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Financial Aid Award
  • Scholastic 30%
  • Leadership 10%
  • Essay 10%
  • Financial need 50%
Semi-finalists will be selected from the pool of applicants for a mandatory personal interview with Greatland Investment, Inc., and SCL Realty Investment Group. Criteria for granting the awards will be 70% from the written application, and 30% from interview. Winners will be notified by mail, and the awards will be presented in the 16th Annual Vietnamese-American Youth Excellence Recognition Program on August 5th, 2012
The grading scale for uniformity would be as follows, and should be holistic:
• AP Courses
• SAT/ACT scores
 *** note: consider also non-school associations/org.
• Orgainzation participate
• Cohesiveness of ideas
• Command of language
Deadline: July 19th, 2012
Please submit your essay and the Greatland Invesment scholarship application (attached below) to either vcsa@vcsa.org or the below address: 

ATTN: 2012 VVDV Scholarship Committee
4615 Belle Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77072 
VCSA Admin,
Jun 29, 2012, 12:54 PM