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The recipients of our 2013 Humanitarian Scholarship Program

The Vietnamese Physicians Association of Southern California (VPASC) scholarship program was conceived in 2011 with the goal of promoting humanitarian efforts and service within our community.  Each year we select motivated students who demonstrate an ability to excel in their academic performance while also making a commitment to community service.  Our goal is to motivate the next generation of leaders to take active roles in both social and humanitarian efforts by essentially giving back to our community. Last year, we awarded $1000 scholarships to two excellent students. Our thoughts were to award 3 students this year. However, due to the highly competitive and qualified candidates the board members made a collective decision to increase the number of recipients. Fortunately, with the generous support of our members as well as sponsors, we were able to select four winners!  On behalf of the Vietnamese Physicians Association of Southern California (VPASC), we would like to announce the recipients of our 2013 Humanitarian Scholarship Program: Matthew Nguyen Junior, UC Irvine Major: Neurobiology Matthew Nguyen has a passion for traveling and serving the underserved. He has volunteered for the non-profit organization Social Assistance Program for Vietnam (SAP-VN) for the last three years. He traveled to Vietnam during the summer of 2011 and 2012 as part of SAP-VN’s mobile care team, which reached out to rural villages to provide basic medical and dental services. At UCI, Matthew serves on the Executive Board for the organization Global Medical Training (GMT), which seeks to deliver medical aid to Latin American countries. He traveled to Nicaragua with GMT for one week in 2012 to provide free medical and dental services to underserved communities. He is also active with his local community, volunteering in the ER of UCI Medical Center. Matthew was nominated by UCI’s School of Biological Sciences for Most Outstanding Freshman at UCI. He is currently doing Excellence in Research in Neuro-Oncology and Surgery, with a publication in the works.  Matthew hopes to eventually become a neurosurgeon while still continuing to travel abroad and help the impoverished and underprivileged. Tuan Nguyen Senior, UCLA Major: Physiological Science Minor: Asian Language Tuan Nguyen was born in Vietnam, and immigrated to the United States at the age of 10. Helping others who are less fortunate has always been a passion for Tuan. For the past four years, he has been very active with the non-profit group Medical, Educational Missions and Outreach (MEMO) and lead fundraisers to provide aid to the impoverished population in Vietnam. Tuan has had the distinction of serving as MEMO at UCLA Treasurer and President and is currently serving as the Co-Non Profit Director. He has traveled with MEMO to three medical mission trips to Vietnam to set up clinics, visit orphanages, and provide scholarships for elementary school students. In addition, he has volunteered to mentor underserved children of inner area Los Angeles as a camp counselor for the UCLA UniCamp program. Tuan hopes to one day attend medical school and achieve his dream of becoming a physician, giving back to his community, and caring for his family. Tiffany Pham Senior, UCLA Major: Pyschobiology Tiffany Pham is a native of Orange County. Her passion for volunteering began in high school where she led summer camps for elementary school students and special needs adults. She was able to explore her roots and provide health care to underdeveloped ...