To qualify for The Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Scholarship Programs (Vietnamese-American and Non-Vietnamese-American), applicants must live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and enroll in the University of Maryland, George Mason University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, University of Virginia, Northern Virginia Community College, Montgomery College, and Virginia Commonwealth University.  (Consideration will also be given to applicants living outside this area.)

Scholarship recipients receive both a financial award and an opportunity to engage in job training with working professionals in their field of study.  To accomplish the latter, each recipient must attend quarterly meetings with a professional mentor in the Washington DC area.

To accept the scholarships, applicants must be at the award ceremony and also attend our semi-annual mandatory meetings.

Additional qualifications are:

  1. Vietnamese heritage (for Vietnamese applications)
  2. Age 17-30
  3. Outstanding academic achievement (for example, GPA of 3.0 or above)
  4. Strong leadership potential
  5. Demonstrated active service to the Vietnamese, and/or American communities
  6. Strong knowledge of your heritage (Vietnamese, American, and Others)
  7. Strong desire to support for a better world
  8. Passion to protect the values of freedom, democracy, and human rights world-wide
  9. In need of financial aid

Additional Requirements for Vietnamese students from Vietnam

  1. Provide current family financial situation
  2. Students may NOT be from a Vietnamese Government Official family and/or NOT from a Vietnamese Communist Party family

Special consideration will be given to students with unique situations, for example

  • low to moderate incomes
  • single parents returning to school to improve their families' lives, or
  • students who are trying to recover from a past criminal record and improve their own lives.