VASF Elevate Scholarship

Higher education can open doors - to new opportunities, new experiences, and new perspectives. Higher education is also becoming increasingly necessary in today's competitive job market and for anyone hoping to tackle today's complex economic, environmental, medical, or societal problems. Yet, higher education is also becoming more difficult to attain, particularly for those with limited financial resources.

VASF's mission is to promote higher education and to make it more accessible to all Vietnamese American students. The Elevate Scholarship is meant to provide additional assistance to top performing students who require financial aid to help them realize their full potential. The scholarship is a one-time award of $2000.

Application requirements:

Successful applicants must have a proven track record in:

Essay Questions:

In an essay of no more than 1000 words, discuss the following:

Describe a project, experience or person related to your academic and/or career goals that inspired you. What impact did it have on you?

Application Process Checklist

Online Process:
  1. Complete online application form.
  2. Upload resume with online application (Only one needed for all scholarships).
  3. Upload FAFSA Student Aid Report with online application
  4. Upload essay with online application
  5. Scan and upload high school transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  6. Submit recommendation online (Only one needed for all scholarships): Recommendation Form

All questions can be directed to

Deadline: June 30, 2019