Who Are We?

Originally created as the Vera Tran Memorial Foundation, the foundation gave out their first scholarship to honor Vera's memory  in 2003. From that experience, the foundation saw a need for a common infrastructure that individuals and corporations could use to easily create and fund scholarships for Vietnamese American students.

In 2007, we decided to expand our goals to help support other scholarships and renamed the organization to the Vietnamese American Scholarship Foundation (VASF).

Directors of the Organization

Trang Pham (trang@vietscholarships.org):
Trang graduated from Stanford with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Psychology. Trang currently works as an IT consultant in California's Bay Area, where she also volunteers with several non-profits focusing on assisting underprivileged students obtain higher education and other tutoring programs. She recently returned from Tanzania where she spent a year developing a contract farming program to help cotton farmers in the country.

Christina Le (christina@vietscholarships.org):
Christina graduated Northwestern University with a degree in Journalism and a double major in International Studies. She received her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and currently works in Houston, Texas, where she also volunteers with area non-profits and continues pro bono activities.

Melissa Raymundo(melissa@vietscholarships.org):
Melissa graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Psychology. Continuing her education at UH, she earned a Master of Arts in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology. She currently works as an assistant professor at a university in Houston, Texas and volunteers with several area non-profit organizations.