Hội Ái Hữu Người Việt Maryland Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association, Inc. 8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 503 Selected as “one of Silver Spring, MD 20910 the best small Phone: (301) 588-6862 Fax: (301) 576-4502 charities in the Web: www.mdvietmutual.org/awardspicnic Email: email@example.com Greater Washington Region” 2012 MVMA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION About the Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association: The Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association (MVMA) officially incorporated in 1982 to address the needs of refugees after the Vietnam War. It is the oldest Vietnamese American community based organization in Maryland. MVMA is dedicated to advancing the Vietnamese American community in Maryland through direct services, advocacy, and education. Today MVMA's mission is to empower low income families and seniors through direct services and referrals; advocate for social and economic equality by building awareness, capacity, and solidarity within the community; and unify multiple generations of Vietnamese Americans and the larger community. To continue the tradition of community advancement, MVMA started a scholarship program over 20 years ago and organized the Annual Academic Awards Picnic to celebrate Vietnamese American students’ success. Scholarship applicants are invited to attend the 24rd Annual Academic Awards Picnic on Sunday, June 3rdth at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm in Gaithersburg. MVMA Scholarship Information: MVMA scholarships are designed to help outstanding Vietnamese American students who lack the financial resources to achieve their educational goals. Many individuals, organizations and businesses have contributed generously to this financial assistance. Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to well-deserving recipients this year. Qualifications: Any Vietnamese American graduating from high school and residing in Maryland who is planning to enroll as a first-year student at a college, university or vocational school in fall of 2012 may apply for the MVMA Scholarship. The application from is attached and available on MVMA’s website at www.mdvietmutual.org. Deadline: Students are asked to mail or email in their completed scholarship application no later than 5PM on May 4th, 2012. An original signed application along with the ALL REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (please see checklist) must be received by the due date. Scholarship winners will be notified by May 21, 2012. Mail or email completed package to: Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association (MVMA) Attn: Scholarship Committee 8121 Georgia Ave, Suite 503 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Scholarship recipients are required to attend the 24rd Annual Academic Awards Picnic on Sunday, June 3rd from 11am to 2pm at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm in Gaithersburg. If you have any questions, please contact us via email at email@example.com via phone at 301-588-6862. MARYLAND VIETNAMESE MUTUAL ASSOCIATION, INC. 2012 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM LAST NAME: _______________________ FIRST NAME: ______________________ MI: ___________ SOCIAL SECURITY #: _______________________ DATE OF BIRTH: _________________________ STREET ADDRESS: __________________________________________ APT #:__________________ CITY: ________________________________STATE: ________ ZIP:____________________________ EMAIL: __________________________________________FAX: ______________________________ HOME PHONE: ____________________________WORK/CELL: ______________________________ HIGH SCHOOL: ______________________________________________________________________ GRADUATION DATE: _________ GPA: _______ COLLEGE’S NAME: ________________________ PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR APPLICATION (All must be checked): _____ Completed scholarship application _____ Copy of financial aid form (FAFSA) _____ Copy of financial aid award letter from college/university/vocational school (if available) _____ Copy of SAT scores _____ Personal Essay (2 pages maximum) _____ Official high school transcript _____ Accepted letter from college/university/vocational school (if any) _____ 2 letters of recommendation (from teachers, community leaders, employers, etc.) PLEASE LIST ANY COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES, VOLUNTEER WORK, LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE, ETC., IN WHICH YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED: STUDENT SIGNATURE____________________________ DATE______________________________ PERSONAL ESSAY: PLEASE WRITE A 600-650 WORD ESSAY THAT TOUCHES ON THE FOLLOWING THREE (3) POINTS. (1) HOW HAVE YOUR PAST AND PRESENT EXPERIENCES INSPIRED YOU TO PURSUE HIGHER EDUCATION? (2) HOW WILL YOUR ATTENDANCE TO UNIVERSITY/TRADE SCHOOL BETTER YOUR COMMUNITY? (3) IN WHAT WAYS WILL THIS SCHOLARSHIP ASSIST IN THE ACHEIVMENT OF YOUR GOALS?
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