Young Asian Student Award 2022

2022 Young Asian American Student Award

The Asian-American population is one of the fastest-growing demographics in New Mexico, now accounting for around 5% of the population. The mission of the Young Asian American Student Award Program (organized by the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE/USA) – New Mexico Chapter) 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 applicants to reach the highest career development and lifetime achievement standards.

CIE/USA-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 with a $250 award at the annual CIE/USA-NM meeting in December 2022.

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

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

Submission Guidelines: Online application is available from October 10 until November 20, 2022. The awardee will be notified by November 29, 2022. Please submit your application at CIE/USA-NM Website by clicking here (or

Additionally, the following documents in a single PDF file must be uploaded through the application website to complete the application. Incomplete applications 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 get in touch with the Evaluation Committee Chair, Dr Huining Kang (

Please help us circulate this call for applications. 

Edward Hong

CIE/USA-NM President