Romanian American National Heritage Awards

Romanians of DC is pleased to announced that at the invitation of the American Romanian Cultural Society it served as a community partner for the 2022 edition of the Romanian American National Heritage Awards. 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.

The Award is granted by the American Romanian Cultural Society and Romanian United Fund, with the endorsement of the Embassy of Romania to the United States. The 2022 Award Ceremony was hosted at the Alianța Gala on November 30th – December 1st, 2022 in Washington, DC. In addition to Romanian of DC, the Heritage Organization of Romanian Americans in Minnesota is also a community partner.

All eligible participants receive the official recognition of the Romanian Embassy in the United States and the top winners 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.

The application for the 2022 Award opened on June 30 and remained open through October 15. Winners were announced on October 15 and recognized, as noted above, at the Alianța Gala.

To learn more about the eligibility criteria, the evaluation process, and to apply for the Romanian American National Heritage Awards, please visit