The Romanian American National Heritage Award is an annual competition for high school students with Romanian heritage or background. Applicants of non-Romanian descent may qualify, as long as their work and experience relate to Romania or the Romanian community in the US. 

The award recognizes exceptional contributions to the cohesion of the Romanian community and the preservation of its heritage, language, culture and traditions.

In the past years the award has helped the 60+ recipients distinguish themselves in their admission process to top colleges and institutions, such as Dartmouth College, Wesleyan University, Pitzer College, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, Whitman College, Purdue University, UW Honors, Harvard and many others.

Granted by the American Romanian Cultural Society, in partnership with the Romanian United Fund and Alianța, and with the endorsement of the Embassy of Romania to the United States. The Award Ceremony will be hosted at the Alianța Gala in Washington D.C. in November 2023. With the support or ARCS Arizona and ARCS Detroit.

Early giving starts April 18! With your donation we can make an even bigger impact for our Romanian-American youth!

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