For ten years, AAREA has convened the African American Student Achievement and Excellence Awards (AASAE Awards). This event was created to provide encouragement, motivation, and honor to African American students who have strived and achieved in various fields. The AASAE Awards affirm the worth and dignity of African-American students, and acknowledges and recognizes the support of parents, family and community in the lives of children. Students transitioning to middle and high school are recognized along with high school juniors and graduating seniors.
The 11th Annual African American Student Achievement Awards will take place on April 25, 2015 at Chabot College. This year’s event will honor the achievements of 500 African American students throughout Alameda County. Attendance is expected to exceed 1,000 people to include families, educators, political officials, and community/business partners.
WHO CAN NOMINATE STUDENTS
We invite teachers, administrators, school staff, community and religious leaders, coaches, mentors, and educational professionals to nominate and recognize outstanding African American youth in Alameda County for the African American Student Achievement & Excellence Awards.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR NOMINATED STUDENTS
This year, we are honoring 500 students from Alameda County. Each nominee will be screened by a committee and awards will be made based on meeting all of the following eligibility requirements:
- Attend school in Alameda County, and
Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average as verified by an official transcript, and
Currently enrolled in one of the following grade levels:
- High school Seniors graduating in June 2015
- High school Juniors who will transition to Seniors in Fall 2015
- 8th grade middle school students who will transition to high school in Fall 2015
- 5th and/or 6th Grade elementary school students who will transition to middle school in Fall 2015