Education brings many benefits including raising incomes, improving health, and fostering peace. The Kimmy Duong Foundation has supported multiple education programs to promote these benefits.
For several years, the Kimmy Duong Foundation has been supporting Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Endowed Scholarships at the University of Maryland. This prestigious scholarship was established with $2 million to celebrate and honor business and engineering students who maintain high academic achievement.
In 2020, Kimmy Duong Foundation committed $1M gift to Montgomery College for scholarships to students with financial need.
The Foundation is excited to announce a program called The Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Scholarship Program. The program is for undergraduate students enrolled in Washington, DC area institutions: the University of Maryland, George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, Montgomery College, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, University of Virginia and Virginia Common Wealth University.
From 2023, the second program for US veteran graduate students of George Mason University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute will be launched.
These undergraduate scholarships and US veteran graduate scholarships are available to all US Citizens and permanent residents (except the 3 Gold scholarships that will be reserved for Vietnamese students from Vietnam, who have been accepted to US universities) who demonstrate:
- Outstanding academic achievement
- Strong leadership potential
- A track record of service to the communities
- Pride in their culture and heritage, and
- A passion to apply their academic background to create a better world
- Financial need
- 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
Each undergraduate scholarship will be $1,000, $2,000 or $3,000 annually. The scholarship is renewable annually for up to 4 years, for students who are pursuing a bachelor degree.
Each US veteran graduate scholarship will be $5,000 annually. The scholarship is renewable annually for up to 2 years, for US veteran students who are pursuing a master or doctoral degree.
*** 3 Gold scholarships will be reserved for Vietnamese students from Vietnam, who have been accepted to US universities ***