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.
In 2018, the Foundation was excited to announce a program called The Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Scholarship Program DC/VA/MD. The program is for undergraduate students enrolled in 7 institutions within Washington, DC area.
From 2023, a second program for US veteran graduate students of George Mason University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and a new third program for Southern California will be launched.
These undergraduate scholarships are available to all Vietnamese-American students (US Citizens and permanent residents) enrolling in the four following institution: University of California LA (UCLA), University of California Irvine (UCI), Cal State Long Beach, and Cal State Pomona.
The applicants who have been accepted to the US universities should 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.
For more details about qualifications, see our Qualifications-Southern California page. To apply for a scholarship, see our Applying-Southern California page.