1. Objective

To promote career interests of Asian Pacific American (APA) youth in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as to encourage their continued contributions to our community and society, CIE/USA-Seattle chapter organizes scholarship opportunity annually.

2. Scholarship Award Categories

a.      CIE Scholarship Award 

                                  i.         7th graders to 9th graders              $300 per award  

                                 ii.         10th graders to 12th graders          $600 per award

                                iii.         Undergraduate College Students   $800 per award

b.      CIE Special Award: 

                                  i.         Academic Excellence Award        $100 per award

                                 ii.         Community Service Award           $100 per award

                                iii.         Extracurricular Excellence Award $100 per award

The grade is determined by the incoming quarter/semester as in fall 2019.

3. Applications and Award Schedule

a.      Application Deadline:           Jun 23, 2019

b.      Awards Announcement:        Jul 31, 2019 

c.      Awards Ceremony:               Sep 15, 2019 (CIE/USA-Seattle Annual Gala Award)

4. Award Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following three qualification criteria:

a.      Must be enrolled in accredited public or private schools as a full-time student in the Washington State as of May 31st 2019 and continuously study in Washington as full-time schedule in the fall semester 2020.

b.      Must come from a family with ethnic Asian Pacific background.

c.      Must not be a previous awardee in the same award category

5. Award Selection Criteria

Applicants are graded based on:

a.      Academic achievement                                      30%

b.      Volunteer and community services                     25%

c.      Extracurricular activities or accomplishments      25%

d.      Essay                                                                20%

A panel of independent judges will be appointed by the CIE/USA-Seattle. The panel will score the applicants based on the criteria listed above.  Scores will be tallied to determine the final scholarship award winners. 

6. Application Package and Submittal 

       Please visit www.cie-sea.org. An application package consists of the following:

a.      Application form online (including essay).

b.      Copy of current and previous year transcripts in .jpg or .pdf formats uploaded thru online application process. CIE/USA-Seattle reserves the right to request a hard copy of transcripts in a sealed envelope provided by the applicant’s school. 

c.      One recommendation letter sent directly by recommender to CIE/USA-Seattle via email (ciescholarship@cie-sea.org). Please use the recommendation letter template as provided here.  

d.      Optional for other applicable national or Washington State test score sheets (such as ITBS, WASL, PSAT, SAT, ACT…) 

Other than the recommendation letter emailed directly to CIE/USA-Seattle, all application material must be compiled online during the open application period.  CIE/USA-Seattle reserves the right to validate the submitted content.  Online submission and recommendation letter are due June 23, 2019 (5pm PDT). Application materials received after the deadline will be discarded without notification.

7. Award Notifications and Award Ceremony

Award winners will be notified by July 31st, 2019 via e-mail and will be invited to the CIE/USA-Seattle Award Gala Event to be held in September of 2019.  The APA Scholarship Award Committee will coordinate with award winners and their families on the detailed award process after award notification. 

8. Benefits in Addition to the Scholarship Award

a.      One-year complimentary CIE/USA-Seattle student membership

b.      Volunteer opportunities to support CIE/USA- Seattle professional and community events

c.      Opportunities to participate joint-events organized by CIE/USA-Seattle and partners 

Diane Li, Stephen Lee

Scholarship Committee, CIE/USA – Seattle 

Q&A Email: ciescholarship@cie-sea.orgDetails: http://www.cie-sea.org/