VABA-GA 2017 SCHOLARSHIPS

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Georgia is proud to continue its second annual tradition of awarding scholarships to two deserving students.  Winners of the 2017 VABA-GA scholarships will be honored at our signature gala on August 19, 2017.  

2017 VABA-GA Student Scholarships

Our student scholarships were established to reduce financial burdens and increase the number of Vietnamese-American students attending Georgia law schools and colleges.  We will award a $5,000 scholarship to one prospective or current Vietnamese law student and a $1,000 scholarship to one prospective or current Vietnamese college or graduate school student.  In helping students along their educational journey, we hope to encourage young Vietnamese Americans to take pride in their identities and give back to their underrepresented communities.

Selection Criteria:

Scholarship recipients are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, service to others, and leadership.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Applicant must:

- Be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States

- Be of Vietnamese descent (a descendant of at least one Vietnamese grandparent)

- Be either a Georgia resident who will be enrolled in college or law school in fall 2017 or a nonresident who will be enrolled in a college or law school in Georgia in fall 2017.    

The deadline to apply is July 15, 2017.  All applications must be submitted electronically to vabageorgia@gmail.com by 11:59 PM EST on July 15, 2017.  Applications can be accessed and downloaded here