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AASSA Global Citizen Award

Sponsored by TieCare International


The AASSA Global Citizen Award recognizes a student or group of students selected from AASSA Member Schools in good standing that has made exemplary contributions through a school and/or community-based service program which has led either to: greater international understanding, positive local or global change, addressing a global challenge, or changed lives—thereby setting an example for us all.

The award may be up $1,000 with funds going directly to the school for delivery to the project or charity in the name of the student(s) involved with TieCare International’s sponsorship. The recipients of the award will receive a certificate from AASSA recognizing their achievement.


There may be only one submission per AASSA member school each year.

The project must be the work of the student(s).

Student applicants may be in any grade and must be able to clearly demonstrate the following award criteria:

  1. Commitment to at least one program or undertaking which demonstrates exceptional involvement as a global citizen

  2. Involvement in meeting a legitimate need

  3. Actions that have led to greater international understanding, local or global change, addressed a global challenge, or changed the lives of people in a lasting and meaningful way

*Note: This award is not meant as recognition of academic achievement nor will students be considered based upon the sheer number of activities in which they are involved. It is, rather, a recognition of an outstanding contribution to an organization, project or charity as described above..

Application Process:

Submission of the AASSA Global Citizen Award Form by the head of the school or advisor [Please print the form, complete it, rescan and save as a pdf file]

Submission by the student of an electronic portfolio in English (to include a summary video regarding the project- new requirement) needs to clearly demonstrates the student’s or group of students’ exceptional achievement of the award criteria. The electronic portfolio should include a summary video regarding the project. This is a new requirement and is intended to allow use of video to capture the essence of the project, key highlights etc. Students are encouraged to be creative with the video. Videos may be shown at the Educator’s Conference when announcing the award recipients. The portfolio can take a wide variety of forms from an essay (5 pages maximum) to a work of art. Supplementary or supporting documentation may also be provided as evidence.

Three confidential references written in English from either school faculty overseeing the project and/or adults from the organization in which the student served attesting to the student’s exceptional involvements and accomplishments in light of the eligibility criteria.

Submission of Materials:

Materials must be submitted electronically to Adam Slaton at

All required items should be sent as email attachments.

Please note that all items submitted become the property of AASSA and will not be returned.

The AASSA Board of Trustees will appoint a selection committee to select the award recipients.

Awards will be announced in at our Annual Educators’ Conference and award certificates and checks will be sent to the school’s director.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for submission of all items is Sunday, February 16, 2020

Any applications that are incomplete on this date will not be considered.


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