Volunteer Spotlight


Brandon Nguyen

 North Hollywood Chapter
California, USA

 Visual Arts and Music for Society - Brandon Nguyen

"At first, I joined mostly on a whim...
however, realizing the huge difference 
one person could make, I found myself
going to meetings for the next few years."


Read the rest of Brandon's answers.

Rising Volunteer

Richard Liang

Richard Liang is from Fremont, California. He actively participates in the arts program at his school, playing cello in his school’s orchestra and percussion in the jazz band. Richard founded and led the VAMS Chapter at Mission San Jose High School. During the end of his junior year in high school, he was selected as our Director of Growth and Development. He likes that VAMS not only serves the community, but also encourages student leadership. He hopes to "learn a lot from VAMS, including communication, writing, and leadership skills."

VAMS Scholarships

Ernestine Fu, Visual Arts and Music for Society - Holiday Carnival at Burn Center


As VAMS expanded to a substantial number of schools across the world, it decided to give back to those who support it. VAMS Scholarships are available to deserving people in the community with the hopes that they will be able to fulfill their higher education dreams.


VAMS Scholarships are targeted towards deserving people in the community. Got what it takes? Apply now.

Behind the Scenes

  • Scholarship Committee

Responsible for establishing the application process and reading the subsequent forms, a board of students measures the impact scholarship applicants have made among their peers.

Learn more about the scholarship committe.

  • Scholarship Funding

From grassroots fundraising to large-scale investing, VAMS finds innovative ways to support their scholarships.

Find out more about scholarship funding.

Alumni Spotlight

Ian Clarke

Ian Clarke received a full ride to Indiana University, where he studies music composition. He has also been selected as a Berklee College of Music presenting film score composer, and earned recognition from the Beverly Hills Literary Society and the Kauai Peace Project. In high school, Ian studied the piano, flute, piccolo, guitar, and Indonesian gamelan. He used his expertise to reach out to the community through VAMS. What does this musician have to tell us about music? "One of the most important things to understand about creating music is that, regardless of how much music theory you know, or how much technical ability you possess, your music will be hollow and uninteresting if you lack emotional integrity."

Staff Spotlight


Jasmine Schladen

Web and Design Developer

UC Berkeley

Visual Arts and Music for Society - Jasmine Schladen

Read more about Jasmine.

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