The Asian American Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association (AAFSAA) was established in 1989 at the University of Arizona to support and recognize the achievements and interests of Asian American faculty, staff, alumni, and students. It is the mission of AAFSAA to develop partnerships between UA organizations and community business, professional, and service organizations to promote the academic, intellectual, and cultural needs and interests of the UA community and its broader constituency and to foster greater understanding and appreciation of Asian or Pacific American traditions and heritages.

2013 AAFSAA Awards

The University of Arizona Asian American, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association - celebrated it's 2013 award recipients on Nov. 2, 2013. Please enjoy some photos from the event.


Please join AAFSAA in congratulating:

Outstanding Faculty Member
Professor Muniram Budhu
Civil Engineering
Outstanding Faculty Member
Associate Professor Pak Wong
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Outstanding Staff Member
Noelle M. Carampatan Sallaz, MA
International Student Services
Outstanding Community Service
Dr. Hong Lei
UA Neuroscience
Outstanding Alumni
Durre Raina



Awarding scholarships with the charitable support of donors, friends, and the Arizona community is one of the most important things we do! Scholarships provide access to college for students who otherwise could not afford it, bring the best and brightest minds to the UA, and energize the economy through employment, internships, and research.

Criteria for scholarship recipients

UA Alumni Association scholarships are awarded in two categories: Merit-based — to attract and retain students of exceptional academic quality, and need-based — for students who demonstrate great financial need. (Need-based scholarship applicants must complete a free application for federal student aid.)

AAFSAA Scholarship Application

Kun Sun and Kyoung Ra Kim Scholarship Application - Graduate and Undergraduate