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.

Student recipients:


  • Breanna Neroes


  • Jose Reynoso
  • Jesica 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