AARC-PACH Undergraduate Awards 

SUBMISSIONS DUE Monday, April 3rd, 2023 by 11:59pm PT

AARC-PACH Undergraduate Awards 

The Asian American Research Center is partnering with the Pipeline for Asian American  Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Community Health (PACH) Program to offer two undergraduate awards of $500 each in Spring 2023. 

The funding is made possible by a California Endowment Grant. Award winners will be expected to present their essay or creative project at a symposium event hosted by PACH and AARJ (Asian American Research Journal) on April 26th, 2023, 5-7pm.

(1) Academic/Research Essay Award 

We are interested in academic or research-based essays that examine any aspect of Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) experiences in relation to community health, including but not limited to topics on health resiliency, health services, social determinants of health, racism, and anti-immigrant discrimination. Community engagement is strongly encouraged but not required. 

(2) Creative Project Award 

We seek creative projects that explore or reflect upon the experiences of AANHPI communities, including but not limited to themes of resiliency, advocacy, and cultural identity. Projects can be personal narratives, poetry, visual arts, photography, podcasts, videos, etc. 

Judging Criteria: 

1) Relevance to the theme – connection, significance of the issue being discussed. 

2) Originality – uniqueness, novelty, and authenticity of ideas. 

3) Clarity – well-written, clear, persuasive  

4) Insights – a fresh way of looking at the topic, a critical view of the subject. 


Undergraduate students enrolled at UC Berkeley 

– UC Berkeley alumni that graduated in Fall 2022 

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