Applicants will be judged according to their merits in academic, community involvement, leadership, and character. We strongly encourage ALL eligible Vietnamese-American youths to apply. Selection will be conducted by a panel of Vietnamese-American young professionals. Five (5) finalists will be interviewed in early July 2016, and one (1) winner will be announced by July 15th.
About Nicholas C. LePham
Nicholas ChiLinh LePham is a graduate of Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Mr. LePham was born in Houston, TX, and spent his childhood there before moving abroad. However, he has always considered Houston his home and would like to give back to the community. He is also a passionate political activist, whose past experience includes work on the Presidential campaign of US Senator John F. Kerry (MA), the Congressional campaign of US
Rep. Nick Lampson (TX-Sugar Land), the Hillary Clinton for President Committee (NY) and the Center for American Progress. More recently, he co-founded the National Organization of Vietnamese Leaders (NOVAL) where he is the National Board’s President and currently works at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the government agency that ensures consumer financial products and services work for all American. His goals with the scholarship are the following:
• Encourage civic participation, leadership and service among Vietnamese/Vietnamese- American students in the community
• Foster awareness of Vietnamese/Vietnamese-American culture and history
• Promote the interests of the Vietnamese/Vietnamese-American student bodies
Questions, concerns, or requests for applications should be directed to Head of Committee, Nicholas LePham, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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