To promote legal excellence and community service among Vietnamese American attorneys, every year through our Annual Scholarship Dinner, VABA-DC awards scholarships to two D.C. - area law students, who demonstrate academic success, leadership potential, and strong commitment to serving the Vietnamese American community and/or pursuing public service. Hear from our past scholarship recipients here.
2012 Scholarship Dinner
Thursday, April 12, 2012
2011 Scholarship Dinner
This year, the VABA-DC Scholarship Dinner was held in conjunction with the National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys 2011 (“NCVAA”).
On April 1-2, 2011, VABA-DC hosted the NCVAA in Washington, D.C.
2010 Scholarship Dinner
In 2010, VABA-DC held its Second Annual Scholarship Dinner at the law firm of WilmerHale, 1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006, on March 18, 2010 at 6:30PM.
Winner Caroline Pham with Congressman Joseph Cao and Judge Jacqueline Nguyen
The 2010 VABA-DC scholarship recipients were Caroline Pham, a second year law student at George Washington University Law School, and Julie Tong, a third year student at the University of Maryland School of Law. [More about the two scholarship recipients.] The event's Keynote Speaker was Judge Jacqueline Nguyen, the first Vietnamese American Article III judge. See VABA-DC's Jan. 20, 2010 press release.
VABA-DC Board member John Huynh Brown served as our 2010 Scholarship Dinner Program Chair.
Inaugural Scholarship Dinner
On February 5, 2009, VABA-DC held its Inaugural Scholarship Dinner. The theme was "Turning the Page: Ushering in a New Generation,"
which reflects VABA-DC's commitment to promote legal excellence and community service among Vietnamese American attorneys and law students.
The inaugural scholarship recipients were Ha-Thanh Nguyen, a first year law student at George Washington Law Center, and Shandon Phan, a third-year law student at University of Baltimore School of Law, who were selected out of a crowded pool of qualified applicants. The event featured Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao (R-LA), the first Vietnamese American to serve in the United States Congress, as the keynote speaker.
Approximately 120 attorneys, law students, civic leaders and friends of VABA-DC attended the event. Attendees were treated to an authentic ten-course Vietnamese dinner inside the elegant facility of WilmerHale.