The annual International Affairs Recognition Awards were created to recognize exceptional students, scholars, faculty, and staff who have had a significant impact on the international community at UCR. Their contributions help enrich the international experience at UCR and enhance UCR's global engagement.
Faculty and Staff awards
- Outstanding Global Ambassador – UCR Faculty
- Outstanding Global Ambassador – UCR Staff
- International Scholar Award
- Outstanding International Undergraduate Student
- Outstanding International Graduate Student
- Outstanding UCR Extension Student Award
- UCR Extension Student Academic Excellence Award
- Global Citizen Award
Awards Criteria and Nomination Forms
Outstanding Global Ambassador – UCR Faculty or Staff
International Affairs welcomes nominations for outstanding UCR faculty and staff who demonstrate a commitment to our global community through teaching, research, service, and worldwide engagement. Whether by supporting international students and scholars here on campus, by adding a global dimension to their teaching or research, or by encouraging students to participate in Education Abroad, UCR’s Global Ambassadors are champions of international education. They are committed to community engagement and inspire others to develop a global mindset. Two awards will be given out to recognize one faculty member and one staff member*.
Please note: Staff in International Affairs are not eligible for the Global Ambassador Award. To say thank you or share a note of appreciation for IA staff, please post a message on our padlet board.
International Scholar Award
Visiting international scholars bring a wealth of knowledge, skills, and experience to UCR. Most visiting scholars are international faculty, staff, or post-doctoral teachers or researchers who join the UCR community for a short period of time (from 2 weeks to 5 years). The International Scholar Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of our visiting scholars to UCR's knowledge production through research, teaching, engagement, and community outreach. Uprooting your life for a few years and moving to a foreign country can be incredibly challenging. This award also acknowledges the network of visiting scholars who provide support, mentorship, and advice as a way to welcome new scholars. We are proud to welcome all our visiting scholars to the UCR community and grateful for the work conducted while they are here.
Outstanding International Student Award
Outstanding International Student Award is to recognize exceptional students who have made great contributions to UCR and have also had a significant impact on the international community at UCR. Two awards are given out, which recognize one undergraduate and one graduate student. Traditionally, these students are degree-seeking international students, but the award is also open to domestic students who have been actively engaged in welcoming and supporting international students. Must be fully enrolled at UCR and in good academic standing. The awards are based on campus and community involvement, leadership skills, and/or academic success over the past year.
Outstanding UCR Extension Student Award
The Outstanding UCR Extension Student Award seeks to recognize those students who have made great contributions to and had a significant impact on UCR Extension's community, be this in the classroom or outside of it. This award will be granted to a student who displays strong leadership skills, is significantly involved in the Extension community, and/or demonstrates exemplary academic success. Nominees must be in good academic standing. The awards are based on campus and community involvement, leadership skills, and/or academic success over the past year. One student shall be selected from those nominated to receive this award.
UCR Extension Student Academic Excellence Award
The Academic Excellence Award is to recognize international UCR Extension students who strive for academic excellence and achievement in their course of study. Excellence can be demonstrated in a variety of ways. This award recognizes the many avenues through which students can achieve excellence, be it through academic success, perseverance, or commendations from peers and instructors.
Students nominated for this award should have demonstrated one or more of the following:
Excellent Academic Standing
Completion of Successful Internships or Projects of Excellence
Transformation from Academic Struggle to High Scoring Performance
Recommendation from Instructors and Program Coordinators
Global Citizen Award
The Global Citizen Award from Education Abroad recognizes undergraduate students who are dedicated to promoting international education, addressing global issues, and building an inclusive, welcoming community committed to global engagement, both on the UCR campus and in their travels around the world.
To be nominated, students must:
- Demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and service to the community
- Exhibit one or more Tartan Soul qualities: integrity, accountability, excellence, and respect
- Be curious and open to learning more about the world
- Engage with international or intercultural communities dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment at UCR including, but not limited to: active participation in Education Abroad, student organizations, clubs, ethnic & gender office programming, student affairs or student life programs, peer mentor programs, and student government and,
- Be an undergraduate student currently enrolled during the AY 22-23 at UCR and in good academic standing.
The student awards are based on campus and community involvement, leadership skills, and/or academic success over the past year.
Nomination deadline extended: March 20, 2023
One winner will be selected for each award category. Selected finalists will receive a certificate. Brief biographies and photos of the winners and finalists will be published on our website and other communications channels.
Award finalists and winners will be recognized at a special International Affairs Recognition Awards Ceremony.
Save the date!
International Affairs Awards Recognition Ceremony - April 20, 2023
Help us celebrate our international community!
Join us for the upcoming International Affairs Awards Recognition Ceremony, scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2023.
Plan to join us in person:
Thursday, April 20, from 2:00 - 3:30pm
Location: HUB 302 North