College Scholarship Package2012 by 3wP0FSsR

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									                                  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: awardspicnic@mdvietmutual.org          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: awardspicnic@mdvietmutual.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 awardspicnic@mdvietmutual.org 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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