Giumette Academic Achievement Award

GAAA recipients standing in front of the Brandeis castle wallThe Giumette Academic Achievement Award was developed by the Office of Students and Enrollment, in conjunction with the Student Union and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, as a way to recognize currently enrolled sophomores who have distinguished themselves in their course of study at Brandeis.

Formerly known as the Brandeis Academic Achievement Award, the award was renamed in 2015 in honor of Peter Giumette, who served as the dean of student financial services for more than 20 years and who had a deep commitment to increasing access to educational opportunities for first-generation and low-income students. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding scholarship, academic achievement, and Brandeis community engagement as evidenced by grades, recommendations, personal accomplishment, and demonstrated involvement in campus life.

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