Anthropology Student Wins Alumni Scholarship

OOP Headshot_Vu TranCongratulations to Vu Tran on being awarded the Alumni Fellows Graduate Scholarship. This award recognizes her significant contributions and achievements in the UCF community and how she plans to use these experiences to further her education and career.

The Alumni Fellows Graduate Scholarship, one of the many scholarships the UCF Alumni Association grants every year, honors a student who provides a substantial contribution to a UCF organization, a community service project or a work experience. The scholarship focuses on how this contribution impacted the student’s development as a UCF Knight, as well as how they plan to use those experiences to continue their Knight journey upon graduation.

Tran, who is originally from Vietnam, immigrated to the United States with her family when she was 2 years old. Since then, she has resided in the Central Florida area and attended UCF as an undergraduate where she was inspired to excel in everything she does. From her experiences at UCF, she strongly believes in giving back to others through civic engagement and inspiring others to make a difference.

She emphasized that, “Through hard work and dedication, I was able to follow my passion for anthropology in hopes of inspiring others to make a positive change in the world”. Tran aspires to be an anthropologist and pursue a career in academia.

Tran started her Anthropology M.A. graduate program in the Fall of 2014 and aside from her campus and community involvement, she has been actively engaged in research with faculty from the anthropology department.

VolunteerUCF, President’s Leadership Council, and the Ronald E. McNair Baccalaureate Program, are just a few of the many organizations Tran was involved in. Tran is “…deeply grateful to UCF for providing me with a lifetime of opportunities and to the faculty, administration, and staff for always supporting me to strive for excellence.

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