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ABOUT YOUTHCON

To encourage community service and leadership, AASuccess and our community donors and sponsors grants annual scholarship awards to deserving students in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Students are challenged with two competitive rounds starting with an essay, then an oral presentation. AASuccess coaches and other young professionals will be available to help and guide applicants throughout the process.

PROJECT GOALS

AASuccess has always dedicated its professional coaches and mentors to helping students sharpen their hard and soft skills in order for them to achieve their school, family and any future career goals. We achieve this through the Life Skills Academy (LSA), where students have been well trained by our Business Support Community, and are offered real-world projects to stimulate critical thinking and enhance technical skills.

With sponsorships from Business Supporting Community partners, each year, the YouthCon Scholarship offers up to $5,000 scholarship awards for at least three outstanding students from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

EMPOWERING EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL STUDENTS

The annual YouthCon Scholarship aims to empower students to become future leaders, responsible citizens, and agents for positive change. It is planned and coordinated by one of our students to promote self-growth and leadership quality. At the same time, the scholarship awards deserving students from 8th to 12th grade in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, offering financial help, especially with higher education.

THE PROCESS

Timeline

The planning and preparing process, including outreach for funding and supports, began in September each year.

There are two rounds for the YouthCon Scholarship: essay and oral presentation.  The deadline to apply for the essay round is usually by the end of March.  The top ten essay applicants would be required to attend a two-hour orientation where they would be provided techniques and skills for the oral presentation in the oral presentation round.

Qualifications

  • 8th to 12th grade students from the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area
  • The 10 winners of the essay round must attend the Scholarship Award Ceremony

* Winners of the previous year YouthCon Scholarship are not eligible to participate

APPLY

1. Complete the Application Form below
2. Submit an essay in response to the prompt below
3. Send the Application Form and your essay to Information@AASuccess.org with the Subject line: “First Name last Initial YouthCon Scholarship”
* Either Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe PDF formats are acceptable.

WHY YOUTHCON?

A PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP

For the past 10 years, the YouthCon scholarship was promoted throughout all high schools in the local area (mostly Falls Church, Annandale, and DMV area at large) via our network of business partners. Started in 2007, YouthCon has awarded almost $72,000 in scholarships to over 100 students to date.

A CHANCE TO PRACTICE COMMUNICATION AND PRESENTATION SKILLS WITH THE PROFESSIONALS

The YouthCon Scholarship Orientation allowed students to rehearse their oral presentations in a low-stress setting. Pulling in resources from AASuccess mentors, the scholarship participants were able to receive critical feedback about their presentations. This mock-presentation environment allowed the students to really focus on articulating their ideas eloquently.

A PROJECT OF THE COMMUNITY

The YouthCon Scholarship is the result of the collaborative effort of many local individuals and organizations seeking to empower, inspire, and support the youth to make changes in the community. For the past 10 years, we have received the support from many local business organizations, inspirational speakers, hard-working volunteers, and active community leaders to make this program a success.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME AN AASUCCESS INTERN

Besides the awards, the finalists would also have the opportunity to receive a one-month scholarship at AASuccess, where the senior students and skills mentors coach them with communication skills, especially public speaking.  They could attend our monthly seminars to be inspired by stories and discussions that can help them to reflect and learn.

GET INVOLVED

BECOME A JUDGE

As a member of the YouthCon Judging Committee, you will be determining the most deserving students  by evaluating their written essay and oral communication skills.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Working as a volunteer coordinator, you’ll help us to manage the planning, raising funds, and executing of the YouthCon to promote the event among the local community and students.

BECOME A GUEST SPEAKER

Inspire young students and expand your network by becoming a guest speakers at the YouthCon Ceremony.

Special Thanks to our BSC Partners and our generous sponsors & donors:
Eden Center
United Solutions
Cộng Đồng Việt Nam DC-MD-VA
Hội Quảng Đà Miền Đông Bắc Hoa Kỳ
Gia Đình Trưng Vương Vùng Hoa Thịnh Đốn
Bác Sĩ Trần Văn Sáng
Nhóm Từ Thiện Tình Thương Virginia

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