2021 Global Studies Award for First Generation Scholars

Award Date: 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The UCSB Department of Global Studies is pleased to announce the winners of our inaugural Global Studies Award for First Generation Scholars! Congratulations to our Global Studies awardees:

  • Ramon Rosas
  • Erika Smith
  • Jocelyn Tapia

After reviewing the applications, our Department Chair Alison Brysk, Undergraduate Director Nadège T. Clitandre, and Vice Chair Satyajit Singh were impressed with their promising graduate school aspirations and statements. We see great potential in their future endeavors, and we hope this $750 award will help these Global Studies scholars move forward with their graduate school goals. Congrats again!

“Dreams are bigger than your borders. Thank you to my mom and dad for all their sacrifices! We did it!" -- Jocelyn Tapia

“It takes a village. Thank you to all the people that raised me.” -- Erika Smith