Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Scholarship Program -- Southern California

Open to Vietnamese American students enrolled at UCLA or one of four other southern California institutions (UC Irvine, Cal State Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State Fullerton), the Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Scholarship Program — Southern California offers both a financial award and an opportunity to engage in job training with working professionals in the scholarship recipient’s field of study. To accomplish the latter, each recipient must attend quarterly meetings with a professional mentor in Southern California. To accept the scholarship, recipients should attend the award ceremony and the program’s semi-annual meetings.

In addition to Vietnamese heritage, applicants should be between 17-30 years old and able to demostrate

  • financial need,
  • outstanding academic achievement,
  • strong leadership potential,
  • good knowledge of their Vietnamese heritage,
  • service to Vietnamese and/or American communities,
  • a deep desire to help establish a better world, and
  • a passion to protect the values of freedom, democracy and human rights worldwide.

Special consideration will be given to applicants with low-to-moderate household income; those returning to school to help improve their families’ lives, and any students who are trying to recover from a past criminal record and improve their own lives.

For further information and to access the application (once it is available in mid-January), either click the “Visit” link to the right of the scholarship listing on the main UCLA External Scholarships page or copy-and-paste the following URL:


$1000, $2000 and $3000 awards