Vanson Nguyen and Cheryl Quan Scholarship

Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester

  • Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education
  • Scholarship Intent: To provide an annual award to a student in the Graduate College of Education Educational Doctorate Program who is currently enrolled and has demonstrated financial need substantiated by written statement; preference to candidates who also demonstrate they work/worked with marginalized populations or program candidate whose research involves critical perspectives.
  • Criteria:
    1) Financial need substantiated via written statement.
    2) Preference given to: a. candidates who work/worked with marginalized populations b. candidates whose research involves critical perspectives.
  • Major: Single: Education Doctoral (EdD) in the Graduate College of Education
  • Class Level: Undergrad: N/A, Grad: EdD
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing SF State student
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: 1 UNIT
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A;Undergrad GPA: N/A; SF State GPA: 3.0
  • Contact Person: Ty Robinson
  • Campus Address: BH 244
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: 1

up to $3,000
Graduate College of Education
Supplemental Questions
  1. Essay 1: Where have you been? Describe your previous community service and impact, relevant work experience, or other life experiences that qualify you for a GCOE scholarship. (approx. 200 words; 6 points possible)
  2. Essay 2: Where do you want to go? Describe your educational and career goals, why these are important to the communities that you are going to serve, and how a scholarship could help you meet these goals. (approx. 200 words; 6 points possible)
  3. Essay 3: What do you need? Describe your working situation or other financial circumstances that increase your need for assistance. (approx. 200 words; 6 points possible)
  4. Essay 4: How are you a good match for this specific scholarship? Describe how the intent of this award will help you to achieve your educational and career goals. (100 words; 3 possible points