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Ethnic and Community Center Academic Achievement Awards

VPGE's 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. Awards are given in collaboration with Stanford's Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership. Each center determines its own selection process and criteria.

2021 Recipients

BCSC & VPGE Distinguished Scholar Award for the Black Community Services Center

Luke Williams, Modern Thought & Literature


VPGE Academic Achievement Award for El Centro Chicano y Latino

David González, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources


VPGE Academic Achievement Award for El Centro Chicano y Latino

Luz Minerva Jiménez Ruvalcaba, Modern Thought & Literature


VPGE Academic Achievement Award for the Native American Cultural Center

Tanner Allread, Law and History


VPGE Academic Achievement Award for the Stanford Queer Student Resources Center

C Dundes, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine


VPGE Graduate Feminist Scholar Award for the Women’s Community Center

Stephanie Bachas-Daunert, Civil & Environmental Engineering


VPGE Graduate Scholar Award for The Markaz: Resource Center

Zainab Hosseini, Developmental and Psychological Sciences


VPGE Research Teaching Award for the Asian American Activities Center

Laura Ng, Anthropology