Outstanding Student Awards

The ASU Office of University Ceremonies invites ASU faculty and staff, or representatives of a community service organization, to nominate a graduating ASU student for this year’s Cecilia D. Esquer Outstanding Undergraduate Award (Spring), Jose Ronstadt Outstanding Undergraduate Award (Fall) and/or the Ed Pastor Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Spring/Fall)

Award recipients will be recognized during the Hispanic Convocation ceremony. 


Honorees will be selected based on the following:

  1. Academic achievements/recognitions (honors, scholarships, awards)
  2. Community engagement/service & activities in the community while at ASU
  3. Leadership/engagement in ASU organizations


Nominations are due by Thursday, March 14, 2024, by 11:59 P.M.

Supporting Documentation from the Nominee is due by Monday, March 25, 2024, by 5:00 P.M.


An ASU faculty member, ASU staff member, or community member may nominate an ASU student graduating that term. After the nomination period closes, the Hispanic Convocation office will contact the Student Nominee with instructions on how to complete the nomination. 

The Student Nominee must complete the nomination by submitting the following:

  1. Complete Nominee Background Form
  2. Submit a resume
  3. Submit an unofficial ASU transcript

If all documentation for the nomination is received by the deadline, the nomination is forwarded to the review committee.


Submit a nomination for a student


Should you have any questions, please send an e-mail to the Hispanic Convocation Office.