The five founding members of UVSA Gulf Coast are providing scholarships to attend our Inaugural Leadership and Professional Development Summit. Below you will find information on each scholarship to determine which ones you may apply to. You may apply to as many scholarships as you wish, depending on each scholarship's individual qualifications. However, you may only accept (i.e. win) one scholarship.

All scholarship applications are due by Sunday, April 29th at 11:59 CDT.

 

Nguyen I Have a Goal Scholarship

by Tong Nguyen

One recipient will have their registration and housing expenses fully covered. If the recipient of this scholarship has already paid for registration and/or housing, they will be refunded!

It only takes one person with a goal in mind to lead a change. They become the leader of their change and change is never easy. Nguyen (When) you have a goal in mind, regardless of the obstacles ahead of you and you fight for it, you can achieve it. So, in 750 words or less, answer the following questions.

  1. What is the goal that you want to achieve for your Vietnamese Association at your school or for the Gulf Coast region? [Be as creative as possible, it is not relegated to just an event]
  2. What steps are you currently taking to get there? [Explain what you are personally doing]
  3. Given an unlimited amount of resources, how would you achieve this goal?

Qualifications

  1. Must be currently attending college as a Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior
  2. Must be attending a college/university within the Gulf Coast region (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama)
  3. Applicants do not have to be currently registered for Summit.

UVSA Gulf Coast will remove the names and schools in each application before being sent to Tong Nguyen to ensure there are no biases. For a tie-breaker, a follow-up email with an additional question may be sent.

The winner of the scholarship will need to follow up with Tong Nguyen on a quarterly basis for one year minimum on how they have worked on this goal. Guidance will be given if necessary, but the scholarship donor wants to know that the recipient is fighting for their goal.

Leading By Action Scholarship

by Victoria Tran

Two recipients will have their registration and housing expenses fully covered. If the recipients of this scholarship have already paid for registration and/or housing, they will be refunded!

Please answer the following in 500 words or less.

  1. Name 1 person that has been a “leader/mentor” in your life. How has this person inspired you to do what challenges you?
  2. What personal goal are you trying to accomplish by attending Summit?
  3. How do you think Summit will impact you on a professional level after college/school?

Qualifications

  1. Anyone who has registered for Summit is eligible for this scholarship.

UVSA Gulf Coast will remove the names and schools in each application before being sent to Victoria Tran to ensure there are no biases.

 

IMPACT Scholarship

by Tyler Tran

One recipient will have their registration and housing expenses fully covered. If the recipient of this scholarship has already paid for registration and/or housing, they will be refunded!

Please answer the following in 500 words or less:

  1. In what ways has VSA impacted you?
  2. What do you look to gain from attending UVSA Gulf Coast Summit?
  3. How will you contribute to the growth of your VSA or UVSA?

Qualifications

  1. Anyone can apply to this scholarship.

UVSA Gulf Coast will remove the names and schools in each application before being sent to Tyler Tran to ensure there are no biases.

 

Leadership Within Scholarship

  

by Laura Siu & Cecilia Tran

Two recipients will have their registration and housing expenses fully covered. If the recipients of this scholarship have already paid for registration and/or housing, they will be refunded!

Leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. What type of leader do you want to see? What is YOUR WHY?

In 5 to 10 minutes, create a short video answering the following questions. Only video submissions will be accepted - no essays.

  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and which VSA you are part of.
  2. Tell us your goals in VSA and how you plan to accomplish them.
  3. What is your life motto/quote and explain how you use that in your daily life?
  4. Describe a situation in which you were a leader and describe what type of leader you are.
  5. Give us a fun fact about yourself and why you want to go to Summit.

Qualifications

  1. Anyone is eligible to apply.

Please submit videos through a Dropbox and send the link to: laura@laurasiuevents.com and cnltran52@gmail.com