2 SCHOLARSHIPs AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
Vietnamese Student Association - Secretary - 2014-2016
Being on the executive board of VSA has taught me many leadership skills and has made me appreciate my culture and heritage. I aspire to become the organization's next president to continue to inspire other members to pursue leadership roles and to promote the Vietnamese culture around campus.
Viet Nam Medical Assistance Program - Secretary, Co-Founder of Maryland Chapter - 2015-2016
My leadership role in VNMAP has also molded me into a confident and motivated individual. I have developed a passion for giving back to the community and I wish to pursue a career in medicine and public health. My goal is to encourage others to be excited about volunteering and to take advantage of the opportunities in the field.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
My scholarship has helped reduce the cost of attending college and relieved the financial burden on my family. Most importantly, this scholarship has motivated me to perform well academically and to make the best of my time here at the university. I aspire to become a successful individual in the work force so that I could one day give back to the university and its students.
Why did you choose to attend the University of Maryland, what makes this place special to you and what is your favorite part of being a Terp?
I chose the University of Maryland because I had always known that I wanted to be part of the diversity here. I have family members who attended this university and have heard a lot of great things. More importantly, UMD's location makes it possible for me to be able to go home to see my family frequently while still allowing me to be independent on my own.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
Major: Biological Sciences: Neurobiology and Physiology
What is your Hometown?
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
During my time at the University of Maryland, I had the opportunity to embark on a medical mission trip with the Viet Nam Medical Assistance Program. We volunteered at health clinics and visited orphanages in the rural region in Vietnam. We developed health education programs focusing on four main issues, hypertension, dental hygiene, musculoskeletal, and dengue fever, and presented them in Vietnamese at the clinics.