Asian American Studies

  • AAS dancers
  • AAS student awards
  • AAS dinner
  • AAS Graduation 2016
  • Tomo Hattori and students
  • AAS diversity group
  • Tracy Buenavista with group of students
  • AAS Welcome Back Event 2016
  • Students with Glenn Omatsu
  • Students smiling


This page is for students to explore more information about academic advisement, student clubs, and work or award opportunities.

  • Academic Advisement Overview
    Please go to the Advisement Page for additional advice on academic planning and career planning.
  • Student Clubs
    Please go to the Student Clubs page to find out more information about different student clubs.
  • Opportunities
    The Opportunities Section provides students with information about community-based organizations that the AAS Department has relationships and for students to explore different ways to engage with the community. This section also provides a link to a page with current opportunities (internships, jobs, service learning, scholarships, fellowships, etc.) for students.

Annual Awards

AAS awards winners 2017

Dear AAS Minors & Majors:

It's that time of the year again! The Asian American Studies Department will be honoring students with our annual awards again this year. This year the awards will be presented to students at the Department's 25th Anniversary Event on April 23rd.

If you are interested, click here to view the application and instructions! (pdf)


The honors (non-monetary awards) and scholarships (monetary awards) are described below. 

The following are the award categories (please see the attachments for more details):


  • Promising Freshman/ Sophomore Award*
  • Promising Transfer Award 
  • Promising Future Teacher Award
  • Community Builder Award


  • Academic Achievement Award
  • Donna Kawamoto Special Achievement Award 
  • Enrique de la Cruz Social Justice Award 
  • Kenyon Chan Outstanding Leadership Award

Please read the instructions carefully.   All materials must be completed and emailed as an attachment (Microsoft Word Doc or PDF) to Professor Teresa Williams-Leon at and Professor Eunai Shrake at by Friday, February 26, 2016, at 5 pm. Please include in the email subject line: “AAS Awards Application – [First & Last Name].”