Scholarship Opportunites 2023

VACAT is proud to announce our very first youth competition aimed at giving teams of 2 or more students the opportunity to win up to $1500 in scholarship prize money. This is open to to kids ages 12 and up, and is limited to students in middle school, high school, and under/post grad college students. To compete each team must showcase something cool they have built or perform a live act. Each participating team must register using the following link no later than August 30,2023. The competition will take place at our Mid-Autumn festival at the end of September. The top 3 teams will receive $1500, $1000 and $500 respectively. As a bonus we will ask the top winning team to present / perform again at our 2024 Tet festival. We would like to give a huge thanks to Lien Phat Income Tax for sponsoring this program.




Deadline to apply for a preliminary selection is August30, 2023. 



As an integral part of the Vietnamese American community in Austin, Texas, VACAT is thrilled to join forces with local businesses and organizations to bring forth a remarkable scholarship program.


Our primary goal is to foster a deep sense of belonging and encourage students to actively engage with our vibrant community. We firmly believe that by supporting their academic and personal development, we can unlock the full potential of these remarkable individuals.


Through our scholarships, we aim to empower deserving students to pursue their educational aspirations, enabling them to thrive academically and beyond. By collaborating with local businesses, we also strive to strengthen the fabric of our community and showcase the remarkable talents of our students.


At VACAT, we are dedicated to nurturing the growth and well-being of our youth, as we firmly believe they are the future leaders who will shape our community. Through our personalized scholarships, we hope to instill a sense of pride, support, and motivation within each student, as they embark on their educational journey.


Together, let us create a brighter future, where academic success intertwines with community engagement, and where our students can achieve remarkable heights, all while celebrating their Vietnamese American heritage.




The VAUSA Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund is established in remembrance of U.S. uniformed services members of Vietnamese descent who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of Freedom and Democracy for our great Nation. The Fund is intended to honor their service and selfless devotion to duty to preserve our way of life, liberty and our pursuit of happiness. The goal of this Fund is to support the scholarship recipients financially in their successful college studies while they actively promote the recognition and acknowledgement of these Fallen Heroes within their community.





  1. Applicant must be enrolled full time or accepted into an accredited undergraduate college or university program.
  2. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Applicant must be of Vietnamese-American.
  4. Applicant must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Applicant must provide a copy of the latest SAT and/or ACT scores.
  6. Applicant must be actively involved in a community.
  7. Applicant must agree to have their name and photo published in the news media or website as a recipient of the VAUSA Fallen Heroes Scholarship.
  8. Previous VAUSA scholarship recipients are not eligible for subsequent years scholarship.


The following items must be submitted to  VAUSA P.O. Box 2383 Springfield, VA 22152

  1. Application form (download
  2. Proof of citizenship.
  3. A copy of an acceptance from an accredited undergraduate college or university.
  4. An official college or high school transcript. (certified and signed)
  5. Personal biography statement and resume activities, awards and recognitions.
  6. Letters of recommendation. One (1) from community service organization and two (2) from academic teachers or professors. (must be original copy with signature)
  7. Essay #1: “What does it mean to be Vietnamese, your perspective as being an American in this country?”
  8. Essay #2: “Choose three VAUSA core values and provide specific examples how they apply to you as an individual and as a role model?”


  • Corporal Binh N. Le’s scholarship. One (1) $10,000will be awarded to the applicant with the highest board score. The fund will be disbursed over 4 years of undergraduate studies at $2,500 per year as long as he/she maintains a 3.0 GPA.
  • Eleven (11) $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to the remaining qualified applicants.
  • MAJOR Dieu Do Scholarship. One (1) $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a VAUSA and Family of the Association (FOTA) Paid Member’s dependent.
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