Professional Women’s Association Offers Scholarship for Vietnamese American Students

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SAN JOSE, Calif.—The Vietnamese American Professional Women Association of Silicon Valley (VAPW) announced the availability of $1,000 scholarships, made possible by a grant from Comerica Bank and individual contributors, to Santa Clara County high school seniors planning to attend college in 2013-14.  The scholarship is open to female high school seniors of Vietnamese ancestry who have financial needs and a demonstrated commitment to community service.

“With its scholarships, VAPW hopes to create opportunities for and encourage young women to enter traditional and untraditional professional fields,” said Laura Phan, President of the VAPW. “The 2011 Scholarship recipients, three seniors from Piedmont Hills H.S., Homestead H.S. and Milpitas H.S., are all doing well in college.”

The submission deadline is January 31, 2013.  For more information or to download an application, please visit

About The Vietnamese American Professional Women Association of Silicon Valley (VAPW):

Founded in 2006, VAPW strives to outreach, educate, prepare and engage Vietnamese American professional women in areas of leadership and development, to provide a network of support and promote the professional growth of its members, to mentor and encourage youths in the community to enter professional careers, and to encourage community responsibility and participation.  VAPW accomplishes its mission through a variety of activities including guest speaker luncheon series, educational forums, scholarship programs, mentorship programs and participation in other community events. The founding Board of Directors is comprised with representatives from the government, legal, business, education, journalism, science and technology professions. VAPW is non-partisan and does not make political endorsements.


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