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TONY TOAN NGUYEN SCHOLARSHIP

posted May 23, 2013, 3:00 PM by admin vcsa   [ updated May 23, 2013, 3:01 PM ]
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
• Tony Toan Nguyen 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.

III. 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 2013.
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 2013.
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 Tony Toan Nguyen Foundation. 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 17th Annual Vietnamese-American Youth Excellence Recognition Program on August 4th, 2013.

The grading scale for uniformity would be as follows, and should be holistic:

Scholastic
• GPA
• AP Courses
• SAT/ACT scores
*** note: consider also non-school associations/org.

Leadership
• Orgainzation participate

Essay
• Cohesiveness of ideas
• Command of language

Deadline: July 19th, 2013

Please submit your essay and the Tony Toan Nguyen Scholarship application (attached below) to either scholarship@vcsa.org or the below address:

VCSA
ATTN: 2013 VVDV Scholarship Committee
4615 Belle Park Dr., Houston, TX 77072
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admin vcsa,
May 23, 2013, 8:53 PM