Queer Studies

Scholarships and Awards

Wong Sayaman Equality Award - $1000 award

The Wong–Sayaman Equality Award is offered through the Queer Studies Program at California State University, Northridge.

Ronora Sayaman, a CSUN alumnus working in the private sector, began the Wong-Sayaman Equality Award for CSUN students. Her vision is to provide support to students from any academic major who are committed to a leadership role in Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities. The award is given out at the Queer Studies Rainbow Graduation in May each year. To apply, click here by May 10, 2019! 

Student recipients:


  • Tyler Neroes


  • Jose Reynoso
  • Jess Cardiel




  • Megan Willoughby


  • Karlee Johnson
  • Adriana Silvestre


  • Elena Karen Medina
  • Tran Le


  • John Anderson
  • Missy Dominguez
  • Karlee Johnson
    for efforts on campus in organizing a candlelight vigil in response to teen suicides, for leadership in advocating for a LGBT Center at CSUN, and for work that displayed the leadership and visionary qualities that the award supports

2010 Recipients

  • Erik Mata
    for his work on AIDS Awareness Day and LGBT activism in the Chicano/a community
  • Kevin Zemlicka
    for his work on the Positive Space - Ally project

Wong Sayaman Equality Award Recipients