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Award Categories and Criteria

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Undergraduate Awards | Graduate Awards | Faculty Award | Staff Award | Alumni Award

The Stanford Asian American Awards recognizes notable undergraduate students, graduate students, staff and faculty.

Undergraduate Student Awards

Special Achievement Award

This award recognizes an undergraduate who has represented the Asian American community at Stanford by making outstanding contributions in their academic, athletic, extracurricular, social, political or entrepreneurial endeavors.

Public Service Award

This award recognizes an undergraduate who has performed exceptional service in the local community or beyond through active participation and leadership in public service events or projects.

Community Building Award

This award recognizes an undergraduate who has demonstrated devotion and enthusiasm for the Asian American community through their efforts to raise awareness for and advance the interests of the community.

Gender and Sexuality Issues Award

This award recognizes an undergraduate student who actively advocates for women’s-, gender-, and/or sexuality-related or sexual identity issues through on- or off-campus activities and is especially passionate about or involved in the Asian American community.

Performing/Fine Arts Award

This award recognizes an undergraduate who has shown great talent, dedication and achievement in the fine and performing arts.

Research Award

This award recognizes an undergraduate who has completed research (need not be an honors thesis) that broadly benefits or advances the interests of the Asian American community. The recipient of the award need not be an Asian American studies major or minor.

Graduate Student Awards

Given to graduate students from the Graduate Schools of Business, Law, Medicine, Education, Earth Sciences, Engineering, or Humanities and Sciences.

Leadership Award

This award recognizes a graduate student who has been a leader in the Stanford community by making outstanding contributions in their academic, athletic, performing/fine arts, extracurricular, social, political or entrepreneurial endeavors.

VPGE Research/Teaching Award

This award is supported by the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and recognizes a doctoral candidate who has demonstrated excellence in research or in teaching and who holds great promise for a successful career in academia.

Faculty Award

This award recognizes the contributions of an outstanding professor who has represented the Asian American community at Stanford by enhancing undergraduate and/or graduate education or community.

Staff Award

Two staff members are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Asian American community at Stanford. Nominations may be submitted through either or both of the following organizations:

Alumni Award

This award goes to a distinguished alumnus of either Stanford undergraduate or graduate school who has made exceptional contributions to the Stanford community in service, leadership or financial contribution and who has also demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the community outside of Stanford, especially the Asian American community.

 

If you have any questions regarding categories and/or who qualifies, please contact A3C Associate Dean of Students and Director Cindy Ng or A3C Assistant Dean of Students and Associate Director Jerald Adamos.