Essay Contest

  Vietnamese Culture and Science Association 

Essay Contest

VCSA is pleased to announce the annual Len Duong Essay Contest. This contest is to encourage young, outstanding community activists across North America to share their ideas in volunteerism. This contest will financially assist applicants so they may attend this year’s Len Duong Camp. Awardee will receive waived camp fee to attend camp (valued at $190).

Eligibility Criteria:

1.      Must complete the Essay Contest Application Form. (Link below)

2.      Must plan to attend Len Duong Camp 2018 and be present to accept the award.

1.      Must be currently active in a Community Organization, Student Association, or aspire to join a local community organization after Len Duong Camp.

2.      Please choose ONE of the following topics and submit an essay about the topic:

·        Bạn nghĩ sau về câu nói, “Tiếng Việt còn, người Việt còn” và câu ca dao “1 cây làm chẳng lên non, 3 cây chụm lại lên hòn núi cao.”

·        Describe what is your cultural identity? Based on your past experiences, how do you identify with your Vietnamese culture?

·        Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself as a North American Vietnamese?

3.      Must follow Essay Contest Application Guidelines. (Link below)

Please submit an essay, personal resume and a statement of why you need financial assitance to attend LD camp to the following email address:  Please write: "LD2018-Essay Contest [Your Name]" in the subject line.

Only one scholarship will be awarded per applicant.

We will no longer be accepting hard copies.  Please submit everything electronically.

Deadline: No later than April 8, 2018

For more information please contact: 

*NOTE: All submitted material must be the original work of the applicant. Entries must not be plagiarized, published work, or used in a previous submission for this, or any other contest. Any suspicious entries will be automatically disqualified.

*Applicants are welcome to enter in both the Scholarship Contest and Essay Contest, however, can only win one. If an applicant is selected as the winner for both the scholarship and the essay contest, they will receive the prize for the one of higher monetary value (scholarship contest) and their submission to the essay contest will be withdrawn. VCSA’s intention is to provide financial support to as many campers as possible to participate in Len Duong. 

Jaime Diep,
Feb 2, 2018, 1:08 PM
Jaime Diep,
Feb 2, 2018, 1:08 PM