Vietnamese-American Professional Women of Silicon Valley

2024 Scholarship Extended to February 11!

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2024 VAPW Scholarship! 

This year, we're expanding eligibility to graduate students for the very first time in our program's history.

Our application will be open until February 11, 2024, 11:59 P.M. 

If you have any questions regarding eligibility or selection, feel free to email us at

Links to Scholarship Applications:

The Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley (VAPW) strives to outreach, educate, prepare and engage Vietnamese American professional women in areas of leadership and development, to provide a network of support and promote the professional growth of its members, to mentor and encourage predominantly underserved youths in the community to enter professional careers, and to encourage community responsibility and participation.

2023 VAPW Scholarship Recipients

This year, to commemorate VAPW's 15th Anniversary, we granted a record number of 10 scholarships to 10 remarkable students. The recipients included 2 graduating mentees from our mentoring program.

Congratulations to this year's scholarship recipients; we are so very proud of you!

2022 VAPW Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to this year's scholarship recipients!!

We are excited to come together in-person again to recognize high achieving students. For the first time ever, our mentoring program students are graduating and successfully competing for the scholarship program.

We are so proud of the VAPW Mentoring Program students who join the ranks of Scholarship Recipients. Congratulations class of 2022!

2021 VAPW Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to this year's scholarship recipients!!

This year's candidate pool was impressive as usual. However, these 5 finalists stood out due to their stellar academic record, leadership skills and community service.

We are so very proud of our students heading to Yale, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA and Marquette.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

After three-years with the VAPW mentoring program, students from Yerba Buena High School celebrated their graduation. We are proud to see them all continuing in higher eduation.


Jun 2023

VAPW Proud Recipient of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant

We are thrilled to be recognized by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for out work in the community.  VAPW's dedication to education and inclusion received recognition as we get ready to celebrate 15 years of community service.
We are beyond proud to be acknowledged this year by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Oct 2022

VAPW Proud Recipient of VABANC's 2022 Community Impact Award

It is with great honor that VAPW accepts the VABANC 2022 Community Impact Award for our work in the community.  We are excited to be recognized for our contributions to the next generation as well as larger community. The award was presented in front of community leaders at the San Jose City Hall Rotunda on October 21.
We thank the Vietnamese-American Bar Association of Northern California (VABANC) for putting us in the company of impactful leaders in the community.
June 2021

VAPW Receives City of San Jose District 4 Grant  

VAPW is proud to be the recipient of the City of San Jose grant. We are humbled by the trust the City has in supporting the organization and our mission. During a global pandemic, we continue to support our community with key programs for our youth. We're grateful we are not alone in this endeavor. 
Thank you councilmembers of District 4 for your support.
April 2022

VAPW Receives Grant from Santa Clara County  Supervisor Otto Lee

VAPW is grateful to receive the 2022 URJGENT Grant from Santa Clara County Supervisor Otto Lee. The rise in anti-Asian hate and violence has deeply impacted our members, and this grant will allow VAPW to organize a self-defense training to give our students and members the tools to protect themselves and make our community a safer place for us all. 
We thank Supervisor Otto Lee and his team for their support!
Aug 2020 

VAPW Receives Corporate Grants  

VAPW is extremely grateful to receive continued support from HP and Wells Fargo. During this difficult COVID pandemic, our steadfast supporters were there once again. This year more than ever, our students are faced with many uncertainties. HP and Wells Fargo have eased the burden for our students as they head off to college. Our sincere thanks for your support.

Jul 2019  

VAPW Receives Grant from San Jose District 8 Council-member  

VAPW is honored to receive a grant from San Jose District 8 Council-member Sylvia Arenas. One of our 2019 scholarship recipients, Vivian Truong, is from District 8 and we're grateful to be recognized with this grant. We continue our mission of supporting Vietnamese-American professional women and advancing the academic excellence of the youth in our community. 

May 2019

VAPW Receives HP Foundation 2019 Grant

VAPW is excited to receive the HP Foundation Grant for the 3rd year in a row. HP has been a strong supporter of the VAPW Mission and our promotion of young women in education. In addition to financial support, HP has generously donated HP products and accessories to better equip the students. Thank you HP for your support through grants, donations and volunteers. We are most grateful for your continued support. 
Feb 2019  

VAPW Scholarship Campaign Chat with iCan  

The 2019 Scholarship Chair, Samantha Huynh, and President, Diane Le, sat down with Executive Director of iCan, Quynh Vuong, to have an intimate conversation about this year's VAPW Scholarship Campaign. We are encouraging the youth in the community to take advantage of the Scholarship opportunity and our support system. Listen to the iCan Talk Show hosted by Quynh Vuong.
Jan 2019  

VAPW Receives Wells Fargo Grant

VAPW is proud to receive our first support from Wells Fargo. The corporate grant will go to fund the 2019 scholarship campaign. Scholarships are granted to high achieving students in the community to assist in academic advancement. Thank you Wells Fargo for your support in the organization.

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VR Squad

VAPW is proud to support the California Conference for Women! Join us on February 29 to broaden your network, get actionable advice, gain perspective on your goals, and much more!  

VAPW's Mentoring & Scholarship programs are entirely funded by private grants and donations from businesses and individuals.  Your support as a sponsor is vital to VAPW's continued service to the community and is greatly appreciated!

Your donations are tax-deductible, subject to IRS laws and regulations (Tax ID # 36-4616046).