Romanian American National Heritage Awards 2023, 7th edition

Join us at the Alianta Gala and meet the ARCS Heritage Awards Winners!

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.

All eligible participants will receive the official recognition of the Romanian Embassy in the United States and the top winners will receive awards of up to $1000.

In the past years the award has helped the 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.


  • June 30 - Submission of
  • Applications Opens
  • October 15th - Submission of
  • Applications Closes
  • October 30 - Winners Announced
  • November 29 - Award Ceremony


Age and residence: For the 2023 edition, participants must be enrolled in High School in United States for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Academic standing: Minimum unweighted High School GPA of 3.0 – or equivalent, running average for the last school year.

Team work: Both individuals and teams can participate in the competition. Participation in teams is encouraged. To encourage leadership and simplify the evaluation process, the maximum team size is 5, including the leader.