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Scholarship Award Recipients

Academic School Year 2021-2022

On behalf of the community, Au Co Vietnamese Cultural Center and the Vietnamese Academic Excellence Award Foundation are proud to announce our top four scholarship recipients for School Year 2021-2022.


Thank you to the community for the financial support to maintain the scholarship awards tradition.



Outstanding Scholarship:

Natalie La

Awarded $1,500

Sponsored by Scholarship Fund in the memory of Mr. Louis Thu Van Nguyen

High School: Westmoor High School

College of Choice: University of California, Berkeley 

Career/Study of Interest: BioEngineering


 A Thank You Video Clip

from Natalie La:

Merit-Based Scholarship 1:

Tran Nguyen

Awarded $1,000

Sponsored by Anonymous Donors

High School: St. Ignatius College Preparatory

College of Choice: San Diego State University

Career/Study of Interest: Criminal Justice


A Thank You Message

from Tran Nguyen:


"I humbly accept this award and wanted to thank the committee as well as my family who supported me through all my endeavors and adversities which will continue into my future. I also wanted to thank all my teachers that made me who I am today and that have contributed to my strengths and growth. Thank you again!"

Merit-Based Scholarship 2:

Johnson Mac

Awarded $1,000

Sponsored by Vietnamese Community Center of San Francisco (VCCSF)

High School: Galileo Academy of Science & Technology

College of Choice: University of California, Davis

Career/Study of Interest: Environmental Studies



Thank You Video Clip

from Johnson Mack:

Financial Hardships Scholarship:

Andy Truong

Awarded $1,000

Sponsored by Scholarship Fund in the memory of Mr. Louis Thu Van Nguyen

High School: Lowell High School

College of Choice: Long Beach State

Career/Study of Interest: Electrical Engineering


A Thank You Message

from Andy Truong:


"Hello everyone, my name is Andy Thai Truong. This fall I will be attending Long Beach State majoring in Electrical engineering. I am so grateful and honored to be a recipient of this scholarship. I have been with Au Co since I was in 1st grade and completed the program in 8th grade. Thanks to Au Co I have learned so much about my Vietnamese heritage and I am forever grateful to all the wonderful teachers."


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