About the Awards

Each award recipient receives an unrestricted grant of $10,000. The Asian Pacific Fund also sponsors a recognition program to publicize the work of the award recipient.

Want to learn more about Chang-Lin Tien and the Education Leadership Awards?

Watch this brief video about the well-loved Asian American leader, and the Asian Pacific Fund's partnership with him.

Award Nomination and Selection

 A candidate for the award must be Asian American, associated with a public or private college or university in the U.S., and be appointed at the level of dean, or a position of comparable responsibility or higher. Individuals affiliated with two-year colleges are not eligible for the award. In addition, the candidate should have demonstrated scholarly achievement and administrative experience, and be a well-regarded scholar recognized in his or her field. Candidates should value their American and Asian heritage (i.e., Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Vietnamese, other South Asians and other Southeast Asians, Pacific Islanders, and other Asian ethnic groups). Consideration will also be given to the candidate’s dedication to excellence and commitment to providing access to academic institutions for a diverse population of students.

Our 2014 Call for Nominations has closed. Decisions will be made by the end of May.

 Please view the Call for Nominations below. (Click image to enlarge)

Call for Nominations 2014Questions? Please call or email Rod Kyle Paras at 415.395.9985 x700 rodkyle [at] asianpacificfund.org.

Support the Program

To make a contribution to the Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Awards, please complete this form and return it to our office. You may mail it to 465 California Street, Suite 809, San Francisco, CA 94104, or e-mail it to info@asianpacificfund.org. If you would like to give something other than cash or securities, please call Executive Director Audrey Yamamoto at (415) 395-9985.



In designing this award program, the Asian Pacific Fund received guidance and advice from many organizations involved in promoting diversity in higher education leadership, including:

American Council on Education (ACE)
Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)
American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP)

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