MAASU gives out three types of awards at the Spring Conference. These include the Charles Chang Leadership Award, the Midwestern Star Leadership Award, and the MAASU Board of Advisors Award. Winners for all awards are announced annually at the MAASU Spring Conference.
Charles Chang Leadership Award
The Charles Chang Leadership Award was created in 1993 in honor of the MAASU’s founder Charles Chang. Each academic year, the award is presented to a student who demonstrates leadership and dedication to the Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) community, along with a $100 scholarship and plaque.
Midwestern Star Award
Students nominated for the Midwestern Stars can be anyone who has made a great impact on their APIA community through contributions of advisement, programming, leadership, or other means that have uplifted a community higher than what has been previously.MAASU Board of Advisors Award
The MAASU Board of Advisors (BOA) Award is an award that recognizes APIA student organizations that have accomplished greatness on their campus and in the Midwest community.
The MAASU Board of Advisors (BOA) Award is an award that recognizes Asian Pacific Islander American student organizations that have accomplished greatness on their campus and in the Midwest community. The BOA Award and $100 prize is presented annually at the MAASU Spring Conference banquet to one organization or school.
Past Board of Advisors Award Winners:
2007-2008: University of Missouri – Asian American Association
2009-2010: University of Minnesota – Asian-American Student Union
2010-2011: University of Missouri – Asian American Association
2011-2012: Oklahoma State University – Asian American Student Association
2012-2013: Loyola University of Chicago – Project Voice
2013-2014: Northwestern University – Asian Pacific American Coalition
2014-2015: University of Missouri – Asian American Association
2015-2016: St. Louis University – Asian American Association
2016-2017: University of Minnesota- Duluth