The New England Intercollegiate Vietnamese Student Association (NEIVSA) is pleased to invite applicants for this year’s Vietnamese American Dreams Scholarship. Since 2001, NEIVSA has awarded scholarships for aspiring Vietnamese American students. All scholarship monies come from year-round fundraising efforts by NEIVSA and the Vietnamese Community of Massachusetts. This is one of our ways to give back to the Vietnamese American community and promote future leadership in the community. We essentially seek to empower young Vietnamese Americans to attend college and pursue their various Vietnamese American dreams.

Applicants will be judged according to their merits in academics, community involvement (with a special focus on the Vietnamese community), leadership, and character. We strongly encourage ALL eligible Vietnamese American youths to apply. Selection will be conducted by a panel of Vietnamese American college students.

Finalists will be contacted for interviews taking place in Boston in March/April 2017 – either in person or by phone depending on geographical location of the applicants. The winner(s) will be announced at the NEIVSA Annual Awards Gala in Spring 2017. Please note that the winner(s) will be required to provide proof of enrollment at their selected colleges and are encouraged to participate in their college VSA, NEIVSA, and/or the Vietnamese Community of Massachusetts upon receiving the Vietnamese American Dreams Scholarship.


Any high school senior in New England who is of Vietnamese descent and currently applying to college.


A minimum of one $1000 scholarship will be awarded. Additional awards may be granted according to funds.


This year's Dream's Scholarship application is due on March 18, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. To apply, please fill out the electronic form linked here.

A paper version of our application is located here, instructions to submit the form are located on the first page.


Contact our Treasurer/Scholarship Chair, Tiffany Lac, at



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