Question #01: What educational (GPA, research, honors, graduate school, etc.)

Question #01: What educational (GPA, research, honors, graduate school, etc.) and professional goals are you working towards and why are you dedicated to achieving them?

Question #02:  If applicable, please describe how being a first or second generation, low-income and/or racial/ethnic minority student has affected your pursuit of education.

Question #03: Did you have any breaks in attendance during your educational career? If so, please explain the reason for the break, the duration of the break, and how your time was spent during this break.

Question #04: What adversity have you encountered in your life? Please explain any difficult circumstances you have faced and how you overcame them.

Question #10: What financial challenges have you faced in your life, what challenges are still ahead of you, and how will a scholarship support your educational goals?

Why do you think you should be chosen for a scholarship? How do you plan to make a difference in the world of computing and society beyond graduation?

Something about me:

– Growing up in a poor family in a small village of Vietnam, both of my parents’ highest education was a middle school education. When I had questions about schoolwork, I did not have much guidance from my family, and therefore I had to learn on my own, after graduating high school, I did not have money to pursue higher education. I went to a big city to work and save money.

– after working in the city for 3 years, me and my single dad got to immigrate to the U.S. 

– in the U.S., my dad moved to northern California in search of more job opportunities. Living alone in the new country without any single English word, I got myself a job as a worker at manufacture in order to support my own living cost. 

– after 3 years at college, I got into university, major Software engineer