The Van Tran University of Alberta Memorial Scholarship
Donation Form Van Tran Memorial Scholarship
Dear Friends and Family,
We are reaching out to you in regards to the Van Tran University of Alberta Memorial Scholarship, the campaign launching now in 2020 in hopes of establishing a permanent memorial endowed scholarship distributed by the University of Alberta starting potentially in 2025.
An endowed scholarship structure is different from a regular scholarship: the investment income earned from the endowment fund is used to fund the scholarship for years to come. This will allow Van Tran Memorial Scholarship to exist until perpetuity. We aim to raise $50 000 over the next five years – the minimum amount of fund required by the University of Alberta to establish an endowed scholarship.
There are two main reasons why we selected University of Alberta to distribute Van Tran Memorial Scholarship.
- Van loved her profession as a dental hygienist and University of Alberta was where she obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene and Bachelor of Business. Many of Van’s classmates, as well as many of us who met Van through the Vietnamese Student Association shared countless memories of studying together, laughing, crying and growing up together.
- Moreover, by entering Van’s name into the vault of the University of Alberta, her memory also stands for the efforts of the generations of Vietnamese-Canadians who have, are, and will grace the hallways of our beloved University who in turn contribute to the fabric of our rich Canadian society. Establishing a scholarship in Van’s name is also our way to collectively contribute back to the community while honoring our dear friend.
Please considering helping our efforts by contributing directly to CVBF where the funds will be held until the target is reached. The funds will at that point be transferred to the University scholarship program which will allow the endowment of the Van Tran Memorial scholarship to exist. We send our appreciation in advance for your consideration.
Drs. Grace Le, Cecile Phan and Nhung Tran-Davies
On behalf of CVBF