- Honorary Vietnamese American:A recognition presented to a non-Vietnamese individual who has made a significant contribution to the lives of Vietnamese Americans.
|Honorary Vietnamese American||SECRETARY NORMAN Y. MINETA|
- National Leadership Award:An award presented to an organization which through its ground breaking efforts have allowed for Vietnamese Americans to realize and expand their opportunities in the United States.
|National Leadership Award||CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA|
- Golden Torch Award:An award presented to distinguished Vietnamese Americans for their achievements in their professional disciplines or in their service to the community.
Six (6) Individuals shall be selected from the following categories:
|Business||MR. TRUNG DUNG (SAN RAMON, CA)|
|Government||MS. NGOAN LE (CHICAGO, IL)|
|Media||MR. YEN NGOC DO (WESTMINSTER, CA)|
|Public/ Community Services||MR. TRUONG DINH TRAN (NEW YORK, NY)|
|Science & Technology||DR. EUGENE TRINH (WASHINGTON, D.C.)|
|Sports||MR. DAT NGUYEN (DALLAS, TX)|
Golden Torch Award Selection Criteria:
- Defines a milestone or benchmark for Vietnamese Americans (1st of...);
- Positively impacts how others perceive the Vietnamese American community;
- Validates our position as Americans Of Vietnamese descent; and/or
- Is considered a role model/pioneer/trail blazer