Vu Nguyen Memorial Scholarship Foundation
A California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation

Organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3)
Your donation is tax-deductible.  You will receive your 501(c)(3) receipt shortly after making your donation, and your name will be added to our honor roll page.

Scholarship Requirements

This scholarship is open to current students enrolled at Modesto High School or Luther Burbank High School (Sacramento) who meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in the Criminal Justice Academies at Grant, John F. Kennedy, and McClatchy high schools in Sacramento, at minimum, college prep coursework and on track for admission to UC/CSU system. 
  • Minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average and a demonstration of service to school and/or community. Service should demonstrate genuine desire to help others and/or make a positive difference within the community.

Other/Special Considerations:

  • Goals to pursue a future in law enforcement, education, or similar contributing career
Application Requirements:

  • Transcript verifying good standing, including meeting GPA and coursework requirements
  • Resume demonstrating service and/or leadership to school or community
  • Two letters of reference/support with emphasis on work habits, character traits and development, and estimated ability to follow through on future aspirations
  • Essay (typed & double-spaced):
    • In 500 words or less, describe your future aspirations and how those goals will serve your community.

The number of annual recipients is  dependent upon amount of funds obtained for this scholarship.

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