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Book Award Scholarships

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Alumni Association Book Awards

Alumni Alliances award $500 book scholarships each year to high-achieving undergraduate students who demonstrate strong connections to their respective communities through student leadership, service, and/or strong academic performance.
Both the Black Alumni Alliance (BAA) and the Latino Alumni Alliance (LAA) offer book awards for which any student may apply. The Asian Pacific Islander Alumni Network (APIAN) is raising funds for a similar book award designed to expand these opportunities for the AU community.
For more information about the application process or how to give, contact Edwina Simms, senior director of multicultural and affinity engagement, at
Awards are renewable annually provided recipients remain enrolled at the university and continue to meet eligibility requirements.

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Black Alumni Alliance

Since 2015, the BAA Book Award has supported nearly a dozen students in their educational pursuits at AU. 


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Latino Alumni Alliance

The LAA Book Award was created to empower students of the LatinX community and alleviate financial burdens during their time at AU.


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Asian & Pacific Islander Alumni Network

APIAN is working to establish a book award for students who identify with the Asian and Pacific Islander community.