Vietnamese-American Dreams Scholarship


The Intercollegiate Vietnamese Student Association of New England (NEIVSA) established the Vietnamese-American Dreams Scholarship in 2001 to help young people pursue higher education in a field that fuels their passion. It is awarded to Vietnamese-American students who exhibit great leadership, service, and appreciation for the Vietnamese culture.

Through their partnership with the Vietnamese-American Community of Massachusetts (VACMA), NEIVSA has awarded scholarships to over forty aspiring Vietnamese-American students since 2001 and this year hopes to provide financial assistance (up to $1000) to high school seniors.

I am contacting you in hopes that you will help us share the attached scholarship application with any Asian-American high school seniors attending your school so that they will take advantage of this opportunity. This year’s deadline is March 1, 2021.

To be considered eligible for the Vietnamese-American Dreams Scholarship, all applicants must be:

  • Be a senior at the time of your application
  • Must be Asian-American or have a strong personal connection with the Vietnamese Culture
  • Must provide proof of enrollment (i.e. letter of enrollment or tuition deposit, etc.)

Applicants will be required to complete the application online, which will consist of listing their extracurricular activities and responses to two short essay questions. In addition, applicants must submit their transcripts as well as two recommendation letters. The application will be accessed through Google Forms where students can type their responses and attach the required documents. Finalists will be contacted to arrange interviews via Google Hangouts in March/April 2019. The winners will be announced at NEIVSA’s annual End of the Year Gala in early May, where they will formally receive their award.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Scholarship Committee at You may also find more information about the New England Intercollegiate Vietnamese Association and the Dreams Scholarship on our website at