2022 SFIS Annual Charter Awards

Fall Charter Awards 

December 2, 2022

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Arizona time

Walton Center for Planetary Health Auditorium

The SFIS Charter Awards are made annually to three students from within each SFIS degree level  (PhD, Masters and undergraduate) that embody and demonstrate the core ASU Charter values of access, excellence, and impact within their studies, activities and lives.

The nine awards of $250 each are made possible through the generosity of our community members on Sun Devil Giving Day. Charter Awards recipients will be announced at the Fall SFIS Charter Awards ceremony.

We invite you, your peers, your family, friends and professors to join us for this school-wide celebration of our students.

How to Nominate

Nominations close Sunday, October 30, 2022 

Nominations must be submitted through a web form. Only information provided in the nomination submission will be reviewed and considered by the committees for award selections.

Students may be nominated by SFIS faculty, staff or students. Self-nominations are accepted.

Ph.D. Degree Charter Awards Selection Committee Heather Ros, Nalini Chhetri
Masters Degree Charter Awards Selection Committee Kathleen Vogel, Faheem Hussain, Bob Cook-Deegan 
Undergraduate Awards Selection Committee  Lauren Keeler, Jesse Senko, Timiebi Aganaba

Each SFIS Degree Program has its own Charter Awards Selection Committee which will review the nominations for their corresponding degree and make the final recommendations for the degree’s three Charter Award recipients.

Nominations should clearly describe how the nominee uniquely exemplifies the spirit and values of the ASU Charter and which value of access, excellence, or the impact they have demonstrated most strongly, if not all three. Selection criteria will remain broad, allowing recognition of students who exemplify the ASU Charter in novel, unexpected, and serendipitous ways. Criteria may include:

  • Access: Proactively contributing to increasing accessibility of undergraduate and graduate education for students from backgrounds and circumstances that may otherwise discourage pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees; proactively contributing to a culture of inclusivity and acceptance; proactively contributing to the success of fellow students; helping convey the accessibility of educational programs at ASU to audiences outside of the university.
  • Excellence: Excelling academically in their SFIS degree program; excelling in specific courses and programs of study and research, including the applied project, thesis or other capstone projects. Demonstrating exceptional academic, intellectual, personal, and/or professional growth within the program; making a critical contribution to excellence and achievement in group projects; contributing substantially to the achievements of peers; making substantial contributions to research projects led by others; excelling in work carried out as part of an internship.
  • Impact: Helping develop and implement innovative ways of connecting knowledge and understanding to broad and diverse audiences; contributing substantially to the success of others; translating applied project products into tangible public/community-relevant outputs; working with groups and communities outside the university to address specific issues and challenges; proactively working with others to demonstrably and directly address socially relevant issues through internships; demonstrating innovation in applying learning and opportunities to making a positive impact on communities and organizations.

Events Contact

Melissa Waite