2021 Student Award

Dear Members and Friends from NM Asian Communities:

As you may be aware of that the Asian-American population is one of the fastest growing demographic in New Mexico, now accounting for around 5% of the population. The mission of the Chinese Institute of Engineer (CIE/USA) – New Mexico Chapter, also known as Association of Chinese American Engineers and Scientists of New Mexico (ACES-NM) Young Asian American Student Award Program is to recognize outstanding Asian American high school students living within our local chapter area. These individuals demonstrate excellent academic achievements, leadership in community service, global awareness and professional development. The program challenges and encourages the applicants to reach the highest standards of career development and lifetime achievement.

ACES-NM is now soliciting nominations for the annual Young Asian American Student Award. Up to five awardees will be selected, and each recipient will be recognized and presented a $250 award at the annual ACES-NME (CIE/USA-NM) Annual Meeting in December 2021.

Eligibility: The application is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents with Asian heritage currently enrolled in 10th to 12th grade in the New Mexico high schools, excluding those who have received this award previously.

Evaluation: The evaluation committee consists of current ACES-NM Board members and local Asian-American community leaders, excluding those with children who are applicants.

Submission Guidelines: Online application is available from October 1st, 2021 until November 20, 2021. Please submit your application at CIE/USA-NM Website by clicking here (or www.cie-nm.org). The awardee will be notified by November 23, 2021.

Additionally, To complete the application, the following documents in a single PDF file must be uploaded through the application Website. Incomplete application will not be considered.

  1. Official high school transcript
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Resume
  4. A letter of support from either a teacher or a community leader familiar with the student’s achievements and activities

If you have any questions, please contact with the Evaluation Committee Chair, Dr. Huining Kang (kanghn@unm.edu)

Please help us circulate this call for application. The award will be “a feather in your hat” to the student.

Pengchu Zhang CIE/USA-NM President