Asian American Studies

AAS Departmental Awards

 

Every year, Asian American Studies faculty members honor students for their potential and contributions to the department, campus, and community.
Faculty must nominate students for the departmental (non-monetary) awards. Before you nominate a student, confirm their eligibility (see below). There is no limit to the number of students you nominate.

***Nomination deadline is Friday, April 1 by 11:59 p.m.***

If you are a faculty member, please nominate students for one of our (non-monetary) awards:https://forms.gle/Hv2xeZEc7HQXhSf57

Students DO NOT have to submit an application.
If you have any questions, please contact Professor Buenavista at tracy.buenavista@csun.edu
 

Promising Freshman Award:

This award is provided to freshmen who have demonstrated promise in context of academics and/ or community involvement. The ideal candidate might have demonstrated solid critical thinking skills, academic and/or personal improvement, and/or a burgeoning commitment to racial justice. Students are eligible if they: (a) are a freshman (0-29 units) and (b) have enrolled in at least two courses in AAS (or one AAS course + one course in AFRS, AIS, CATS, or CHS). 
 

Promising Sophomore Award:

This award is provided to sophomores who have demonstrated promise in context of academics and/ or community involvement. The ideal candidate might have demonstrated solid critical thinking skills, academic and/or personal improvement, and/or a burgeoning commitment to racial justice. Students are eligible if they: (a) are a sophomore (30-59 units) and (b) have enrolled in at least two courses in AAS (or one AAS course + one course in AFRS, AIS, CATS, or CHS). 
 

Promising Transfer Award:

This award is provided to transfer students who have demonstrated promise in context of academics and/ or community involvement. The ideal candidate might have demonstrated solid critical thinking skills, academic and/or personal improvement, and/or a burgeoning commitment to racial justice. Students are eligible if they: (a) are a transfer student and (b) have enrolled in at least one course in AAS. 
 

Community Builder Award:

This award recognizes students who play a crucial role in building Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) communities on- and/ or off-campus. The ideal candidate might have demonstrated meaningful campus or community-based involvement/ participation, and/or advocacy efforts. Students are eligible if they: (a) are currently enrolled at CSUN and (b) have enrolled in at least two courses in AAS (or one AAS course + one course in AFRS, AIS, CATS, or CHS).