Laura Lai Scholarship/Student Assistantship

The Asian American Studies Department (AAS) is pleased to announce two Laura Lai Scholarship/Student Assistantships to work on the “AAS K-12 Curriculum Project.” The students will receive a joint scholarship and student assistantship, with the respective amounts to be determined.


  • Must be a full-time SFSU student enrolled for a minimum of 7 units in Spring 2015.

  • Must have knowledge of Asian American history demonstrated through enrolled AAS classes.

  • Must be available to work on the project throughout the semester and specifically on May 16, 2015 (Saturday).

  • Must be an independent worker, organized, open minded, and very detail oriented.

  • Preferred knowledge in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Photoshop, and Google Maps.

Project Tasks Include:

  • Assist in cataloguing and proofing the APIA biography projects.

  • Assist in proofing past and present AAS biographies submitted in written and multimedia form for historical


  • Event planning and other administrative tasks as needed that are related to the project.

What You Will Gain:

  • Event planning and leadership skills.

  • Outreach and networking with the school district and community.

  • Editing and proofing skills for K-12 level.

  • Program coordination training and skills that can translate to special events planning.

  • A working analytical knowledge of California Common Core Standards for K-12.

  • Communication skills connecting with diverse student populations and establishing protocols to standardize

    site-based work.

If interested, please apply online. You will need the following information to complete the online application.

  1. A cover letter stating your interest with your home address, email address, and phone number.

  2. Names of at least 2 references, with their phone number, email addresses, and relationship to the applicant on

    the cover letter.

  3. An unofficial transcript with all AAS courses highlighted and your Spring 2015 schedule indicating your full-time

    status as a student.

  4. A 1-2 page resume.

  5. A 200-word essay describing your qualifications and how this scholarship/student assistantship will enhance

    your future goals.

Applicant deadline is Friday, February 6, 2015, 3:00pm

Award recipients will be announced by Friday, February 13.

Online application link here
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