SCHOLARSHIPS

Listed below are opportunities for YOU to win some money to attend VIA-1!

#AweighToVIA1

By: Kim Chung

Two recipients will have their registration expenses covered. If you have already registered and are randomly chosen as a winner, you will be refunded!

Shiver me timbers! Regular registration for the 16th VIA-1 Conference sold out in record time again? No worries, matey! Registration spots have been reserved for TWO lucky individuals to be selected as winners in our #AweighToVIA1 social media contest! Don’t feel abandoned at sea while everyone is attending VIA-1 this year! This is your time to set “Anchors Aweigh”, and attend conference in Cincinnati, OH this April! All you need to do is the following: 1.) upload a photo of the individual you are nominating (could be yourself!), 2.) write a short blurb about why this individual should attend conference this year, 3.) upload it to your Facebook or Instagram! The rules to participate are below:

RULES & SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  1. Head to the UVSA-Midwest Facebook and Instagram handles and follow UVSA-Midwest

  2. You MUST include the hashtags #AweighToVIA1 and #UVSAMIDWEST to your post to be entered into the contest. You can also tag the conference event page, UVSA-Midwest Facebook page or Instagram handle and add any other relevant hashtags for extra visibility!

  3. You can totally upload your entry on either Instagram or Facebook. Both is fine as well!

  4. Your Facebook and Instagram posting settings to MUST be on PUBLIC in order for your entry to be seen!

  5. You may nominate as many people as you like! The same person may be nominated by more than one person.

  6. If you’re already registered and are randomly chosen as a winner, you will be refunded!


Contest winners will be selected at random. Nomination must follow rules and submission guidelines to be eligible to enter. #AweighToVIA1 will remain open until 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, February 11th, 2018. Winners will be announced the following week after the contest ends. For further questions or concerns, please send inquiries to: [email protected].  


 

 

 

 

VSAO Excellence in Leadership Award

By: Liz Nguyen and Phillip Tran

One recipient will have their registration and hotel expenses covered. Anyone who has resided in Ohio and/or is currently attending a university or college in Ohio is eligible for this scholarship.

In 250 words or less, how has a leader in your community impacted you positively, and how do you carry on their legacy now?

NOTE: The email must include the scholarship title in the subject line and the applicant’s full name in the email body.  If you have already registered, you will be reimbursed for registration upon winning. If you have not registered yet, you will be given a spot upon winning.  

Email your submission to: [email protected]
Deadline to apply is February 1, 2018.


 

#AnchorsAweighScholarship

By: Liz Nguyen

One recipient will have their registration expense covered. Anyone is eligible for this scholarship. Multiple submissions from one individual are accepted.

Because of this year’s conference theme “Anchors Aweigh”, submit the best hashtag to be used for conference attendees. The hashtag should be unique, nautical-related, and tie in the conference somehow. The hashtag must be appropriate for all general audiences.

NOTE: The email must include the scholarship title in the subject line and the applicant’s full name in the email body. If you have already registered, you will be reimbursed for registration upon winning. If you have not registered yet, you will be given a spot upon winning.  

Email your submission to: [email protected]
Deadline to apply is February 1, 2018.


 

 

Phamily Scholarship

By: Andrea Pham and Kevin Truong

One first time VIA-1 attendee AND one Family Programming Staff(FPC)/Family Leader will have their registration and hotel expenses covered. Anyone who has already registered is eligible for this scholarship.

In 250 words or less for each question, please answer the following:

What do you hope to gain and bring back to your local VSA and community after attending VIA-1?

What are your short term and long term goals to create a family atmosphere within UVSA-Midwest and your own Vietnamese community after this VIA-1 experience?

Email your submission to: [email protected]
Deadline to apply is February 1, 2018.


 

 

The Grateful Scholar Grant

By: Vince Nguyen

Up to three recipients will have their registration and hotel expenses covered. This opportunity is open to any and all undergraduate students — an applicant does NOT need to be a registered attendee.

The person you are today stands because of certain individuals who have placed trust in you, presented you with opportunities and guided you. In 350 words or less, describe these individuals and the doors that they have opened for you.

NOTE: Each application will be read anonymously to remove the element of bias. Only after selecting the winning applications will the name be revealed to the sponsor of this grant. If you have already registered, you will be reimbursed for registration upon winning. If you have not registered yet, you will be given a spot upon winning.  

Email your submission to: [email protected]
Deadline to apply is February 4, 2018.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Alpha Phi Gamma Sorority Incorporated Mu Chapter’s VIA-1 Scholarship

By: Moony Vuong

One recipient will have their registration expense covered. Anyone who has already registered is eligible for this scholarship.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide an attendee who embodies a drive for change and innovative ideas in their community. With this conference, we hope the attendee can take both leadership and cultural aspects to apply within their community.

Questions:

1. In your own words, what will you gain from this experience to become a stronger leader in your own community?

2. How are you spreading awareness of Asian cultures in your community?

3. By attending this conference, how will this empower you to make an impact on your colleagues and other professionals?

Email your submission to: [email protected]
Deadline to apply is February 1, 2018.


 

 

Legacy Scholarship

By: Taylor, Tyler, and Tyson Banh

The Legacy Scholarship awards one (1) registered attendee the cost of registration and hotel and four (4) registered attendees the cost of registration. Anyone who has already registered is eligible for this scholarship.

In 500 words or less:

In what ways have you created your legacy?

How do you inspire others to create their own legacy?

What is your vision for your organization(s) and how will you share that vision with others? 

Email submissions to: [email protected]
Deadline to apply is February 1, 2018.


 

 

Social Justice and Inclusion Award

By: Cindy Nguyen

One recipient will have their registration and hotel expenses covered, and a plaque with their name and respective award. The applicant/nominee is an individual that holds or has previously held a leadership role in organizations or activities that have contributed to supporting a marginalized group of people. The applicant/nominee is NOT required to be a staff member of UVSA-Midwest or a member UVSA-Midwest’s events. The applicant/nominee does not have to come from one of UVSA-Midwest’s member states or schools. Current members of UVSA-Midwest’s Executive Board, internal staff, or VIA-1 Executive Directors may not apply or be nominated for this Award scholarship. However, they can encourage and solicit nominations. Anyone who has already registered is eligible for this scholarship.

The Social Justice and Equity Award will be presented to an outstanding recipient that has demonstrated the ability to lead, empower, and advocate for social issues that impact the lives of the communities that they serve. This honor will be given to someone who has engaged in the difficult work fighting for social justice and equity through their involvement, projects, visions, research, teaching, and/or service. The purpose of this award is to recognize someone who recognizes and brings attention to structures of power that perpetuate injustice in its many forms, and engages in work that contribute to the well-being of disempowered, disenfranchised, and oppressed individuals or groups.

Google Form Application

PDF Form Application

Email PDF submissions to: [email protected]
Deadline to apply is February 1, 2018.


 

 

Civic Leadership Scholarship

By: Nathan Giang

One recipient will have their registration and hotel expenses covered.  The recipient of this scholarship will be required to complete a series of projects from the start of the VIA-1 Conference in the Spring until the next VIA-1 the following spring. Anyone who has already registered is eligible for this scholarship.

Possible projects include:

  • Quarterly newsletter or vlog to members of UVSA-Midwest that’ll educate us about important current events and issues
  • Connect community philanthropies, charities, and other partners to UVSA-Midwest
  • Celebrate efforts of others towards civic engagement.
  • It is expected of the recipient to help foster the development of the next Civic leader.
  • During this one year term the recipient must maintain a politically neutral stance and directly supporting a political candidate, party, or entity are prohibited.

The Civic Leadership Scholarship is aimed toward individuals who are looking to make a change within their communities. We are looking for leaders who will want to play an active role to become Civic innovators and active citizens within the UVSA community. In an environment where many other prejudices run rampant in our country, It is important to encourage all of us to take action and use our voices to challenge harmful, ingrained cultural and societal norms, spread awareness of issues, and to fight for a more equitable and just society. Our Mission is to develop Civic leaders that’ll play a part in keeping our communities informed of current events in a politically neutral way, to provide opportunities for our communities to voice their opinions, and to develop a community of active citizens. Now, more than ever, our voices are needed to create progressive changes that this nation strives for and that starts with keeping all of us civically engaged. The catalyst of change and progress falls into the power of the first follower after, thus creating a chain reaction. Change, however, does not come from a “follow the leader” method. It comes from the passion behind the cause. As Civic leaders we want to inspire the discovery of passion in others. By personally reaching out to individuals, understanding their background and listening to their needs, fostering the development of a foundation of trust and through that, that allow all of us the opportunity to grow and ignite our own passion into others. The voice of one is powerful, but the voice of many, together and united, is monumental.

Application

Basic Info:

  • First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Preferred Gender pronouns
  • Contact info, Current location, Email, Phone, Best way to contact you
  • Links: Please provide up to 5 links that tell us more about you and your work:
  • CV

Application options:

Option 1: Provide us a video no longer than 2 minutes on what it means to be an Active Citizen and the steps one should take to become one.

Option 2: Answer the questions below

Questions:

Q1: What public problem within our community are you working to solve and why? (Maximum of 1,500 characters, about 225 words) *

Q2: How are you attempting to solve the problem? (Maximum of 1,500 characters, about 225 words) *

Q3: How does your work illustrate the definition of what it means to be an active citizen or member of your community? (Maximum of 1,200 characters, about 175 words) *

Q4: What concrete impact – however you define impact – is your work having? (Maximum of 1,200 characters, about 175 words) *

Q5: What is the next phase of your work? What do you most need to help you achieve it? (Maximum of 1,200 characters, about 175 words) *

Q6: How have you brought others to the cause in order to create change? (Maximum of 1,200 characters, about 175 words) * 

Email PDF submissions to: [email protected]
Deadline to apply is February 1, 2018.


 

 

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