Visionary Scholarship

Frequently Asked Questions

Logistics and Eligibility 

What is the deadline for the application?

The deadline to submit an application is Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 11:59 pm PST.

Who is eligible to apply for and receive the Visionary Scholarship?

The recipients of the Visionary Scholarship must:

  1. Not have attended a previous UNAVSA Leadership Conference
  2. Not be a current UNAVSA Executive Board member, cabinet director, or conference director
  3. Be a graduating high school student, current undergraduate student, or graduating undergraduate student

If I graduated earlier this year, am I still eligible?

If you graduated or will be graduating after spring/summer 2018, then you are welcome to apply. If you have more questions about your eligibility based on your graduation date, feel free to email visionary@unavsa.org.

What exactly is covered and not covered by the Visionary Scholarship?

  1. One round-trip flight from your current location to the location of the conference
  2. Conference registration
  3. Lodging within the conference hotel for the duration of the conference

I am currently a graduate student who hasn’t attended the conference before. Am I eligible?

Unfortunately, graduate students are not eligible for this scholarship. However, if you are currently enrolled in a program in which you are both an undergraduate and graduate student, you are welcome to apply.

If I already paid for registration and/or a hotel, how do I get reimbursed?

If you have already paid for registration and/or lodging and receive the scholarship, you will be contacted to discuss the reimbursement process.

Do I need to be registered in order to apply?

You do not need to be registered for the conference in order to apply.

Do I need to be Vietnamese or part of a VSA/UVSA in order to apply?

You do not need to be ethnically Vietnamese or part of a VSA/UVSA in order to apply. However, we highly encourage applicants to demonstrate an investment in either Vietnamese heritage or community.

I attended conference for the first time last year, but as a family member/performer and not a regular attendee. Am I still eligible?

Unfortunately, you are considered a second-time attendee, and are not eligible.

Application Content and Process

What is the best format or medium for an application?

We encourage you to submit an application using a medium that best conveys your message. 

Are you looking for any particular experience?

We do not look for any particular experience, as our recipients come from a diverse background of leadership and community experience.

What do you encourage on applications?

We encourage applicants to demonstrate commitment to the Vietnamese community and the development of their own leadership capabilities.

Will I get feedback on my application once I submit it?

Due to the number of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback on your application or, if applicable, your interview.

Can I receive feedback on my application before I submit it?

Due to the number of applications we receive, will not be able to provide feedback on your application before you submit it.

Who can I reach out to if I have a question that hasn’t been answered on this page?

Please contact visionary@unavsa.org.