The Dao Xuan Anh Memorial Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship and is to be awarded yearly to students who expressed interested in a career in science and engineering


The Dao Xuan Anh Memorial Scholarship was started by the generosity and love of Tram and Rocky Weller in memory and honor of their brother Anh Xuan Dao. Mr. Dao was a scientist at NASA and dedicated his life to his family, his friends, his job and to charitable causes. He turned his love for bicycling into a charitable act by riding from Houston to Austin (about 170 miles) every year raising awareness as well as funds for the Multiple Sclerosis cause. Tony passed away on February 4, 2006 in an accident while on his training ride for this cause.

Program Details

Where the money goes

Annual scholarship amount: $1000

Scholarship recipient criteria:

  • Field of study – Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science or Math
  • Level of study – University/College, High School Senior (12), High School (9-11)
  • Minimum GPA overall: 7.0
  • Minimum GPA in science: 7.5
  • VNSF Scholarship criteria


  • Our local contacts in each province collect applications from children
  • Applications are pre-screened against our scorecard
  • Students who meet our requirements are interviewed in their homes in March
  • The Scholarship Acceptance Committee selects which students will receive scholarships
  • Scholarships are dispursed before the term begins
  • Student grades are reported at the end of each term.
  • For new applicants, acceptance and rejection letters are sent in the Fall.
  • For existing students, warning letters are sent to students whose grades jeopardize their status for scholarhip renewal.