Vietnamese-American Professional Women of Silicon Valley

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 youths in the community to enter professional careers, and to encourage community responsibility and participation.

Please use this link ( or the link in our bio for the application. It will be open until April 30, 2023. If you have any questions regarding eligibility or selection, feel free to email us at

2023 VAPW Scholarship Opportunity

We are now accepting applications for our 2023 VAPW Scholarship!

Each year, we award scholarships to Vietnamese American female students who best exemplify academic excellence, extracurricular involvement, and community service. Each recipient will be awarded $2,000.

If you are a female student of Vietnamese ethnicity, high school senior or community college student matriculating to a 4-year university, resident of Silicon Valley, and have been accepted to a college or university for the 2023-2024 academic year, we encourage you to apply.

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.


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.
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!
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.
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.
Nov 2018

VAPW Welcomes New Board Member

HaNhi L. Tran currently serves as a Deputy District Attorney for the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University in 2006 and her Law Degree from UCLA in 2010. HaNhi joined the District Attorney’s Office in 2012, where she has worked on the Major Narcotics Vendor Prosecution Unit, the Family Violence Unit, and the Community Prosecution Unit. In 2017, HaNhi was presented with the George W. Kennedy Excellence in Prosecution Award from the San Jose Police Department. Prior to joining the District Attorney’s Office, HaNhi served as a C.V. Starr Lecturer of Law at Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China. She grew up in the Little Saigon community in Orange County, California.

Partners Upcoming Events

Scholarship Deadline

April 30, 2023

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).