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Chancellor’s Student Achievement Award (CSAA)

The Office of Student Life recognizes our outstanding students at ACC through various awards and programs, including the Chancellor’s Student Achievement Award (CSAA). The CSAA is the most prestigious ACC award earned by a graduating student. Each fall and spring graduation, this award is presented to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence, service to ACC and the community, and commitment to ACC’s values and vision. Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to nominate students for the CSAA. 

Nominations for the CSAA are open from January 24 – March 3, 2023.

If you have a student, friend, or classmate who has made a lasting impact during their time at ACC, consider nominating them for the CSAA this semester. Graduating students can also submit a self-nomination!

Student Life staff will verify the following eligibility requirements:

  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Attended ACC a minimum of two consecutive semesters
  • Graduating in the semester in which you are nominating/applying for this award.

Applications will be evaluated on the criteria below by a committee of faculty and staff. Finalists will be selected for interviews.

  • Proven involvement in the campus community, including but not limited to, Student Life events/programs
  • College and community service
  • Quality of involvement (impact on campus)
  • Scope of involvement (variety)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Must be in good standing with the college

The recipient of the Chancellor’s Student Achievement Award, will receive a $500 award and a plaque. In addition, the recipient is the first student to walk across the stage at graduation and provides a 3-5 minute speech to the graduating class.

“I had never taken a step back and considered what I had accomplished since beginning my college studies. I was developing not only as a leader but also as a person…During my final year at Austin Community College, I tried every opportunity that came my way, from student journalism to holding workshops for students who were still learning computer science fundamentals…When I finally earned two associate degrees, I realized that the degrees were merely paper, but the knowledge I had gained would last me forever.”

Nathan Lu is this year’s recipient of the ACC’s Chancellor Student Achievement Award. To read more about Nathan’s journey click here.

For more information, please contact:

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