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Ethnic and Community Center Academic Achievement Awards

Ethnic and community center achievement awards honor affiliated graduate students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and serve as role models to undergraduate and graduate students. Each center determines its own selection process and criteria.

2018 Recipients

VPGE Black Community Services Center Graduate Student of the Year Award

Sharese King, Linguistics


VPGE Academic Achievement Award for El Centro Chicano y Latino

Juan Pedroza, Sociology


VPGE Research Award for the Asian American Activities Center

Lucy Zhang Bencharit, Psychology


VPGE Graduate Feminist Scholar Award

Gigi (Sonia) Otálvaro, Theater and Performance Studies


VPGE Academic Achievement Award for the Stanford Queer Student Resources Center

Maryann Tung, Electrical Engineering and Bright Zhou, Medicine


VPGE Academic Achievement Award for the Native American Cultural Center

Rosie Nelson, Education


VPGE Graduate Scholar Award for The Markaz: Resource Center

Koosha Nazif, Mechanical Engineering

Black Community Services Center

Black Community Services Center

The Black Community Services Center (BCSC) supports the advancement and excellence of Black students and Black student groups within the Stanford community.

El Centro Chicano y Latino

El Centro Chicano

El Centro Chicano y Latino programs provide students the opportunity to explore Chicano and Latino culture, history, and traditions.

Asian American Activities Center

Asian American Activities Center

The Asian American Activities Center (A3C) serves as Stanford's primary resource for Asian American student affairs and community development.

Women's Community Center

Women's Community Center

The Women's Community Center (WCC) sponsors programs that promote women's success as scholars, leaders, and activists at Stanford and beyond.

Queer Student Resources

Queer Student Resources

Queer Student Resources partners with appropriate university offices to provide coaching, individual case management and referrals to students in need.

Native American Cultural Center

Native American Cultural Center

The Native American Cultural Center (NACC) provides thorough support to the Stanford Native community and a space to share ideas and enhance the Stanford experience.

The Markaz: Resource Center

Markaz Resource Center

The Markaz: Resource Center is unique in its cultural focus and goal of serving all students interested in Africa, the Middle East, and central, south and southeast Asia, as well as the American Muslim experience.