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    On May 12th, 2014, NAAAP Boston hosted the 25th Annual Future Leader Award Scholarship Gala at the Curry Student Center Ballroom at Northeastern University. The event was co-sponsored by the university’s Asian American Center. MA State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz and Boston City Councilor...

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    On May 12th, 2014, NAAAP Boston hosted the 25th Annual Future Leader Award Scholarship Gala at the Curry Student Center Ballroom at Northeastern University. The event was co-sponsored by the university’s Asian American Center. MA State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz and Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu served as guest speakers at the gala. During the night’s festivities, NAAAP Boston awarded two outstanding Asian American students, Yi Fung and Jerry Li for their accomplishments in leadership, community service, extra-curricular activities, and academic achievement. As a recipient of the Liberty Mutual Future Leader Award, Yi Fung plans to attend Rice University and study computer science or biomedical engineering. Jerry Li, a recipient of the Richard T.N. Lee Future Leader Award, plans to attend Northeastern University and major in mathematics Photos Courtesy of Justin Taylor and Mi Zhao

     

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    NAAAP Boston’s Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce this year’s  Future Leaders Scholarship Award Winners. These three students demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to the Asian American community as a whole. Here are the...

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    NAAAP Boston’s Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce this year’s  Future Leaders Scholarship Award Winners. These three students demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to the Asian American community as a whole. Here are the winners:

    Tina Huang 

    2016 Richard and Chou Lee Future Leader Award

    Tina Huang is currently a senior at Boston Latin School. She is Vice President of Boston Latin School Connect, welcoming new students and incoming freshman and supporting their transition to high school. Tina is also a member of the National Honors Society, Asian Students in Action, and  WolfPack Volunteers.  Outside school, she also serves as student ambassador for Americans Promoting Studying Abroad where she promotes student exchange programs between the US and China.  She is very involved with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center where she worked as a front desk assistant. Tina also serves on the organization’s Youth Advisory Group and worked on a campaign raising awareness of on critical issues including healthy eating/life style and air pollution in Chinatown. Her goal is to create a bridge between Chinatown and the larger Boston community.

    Cindy Tao 

    2016 MassMutual Future Leader Award

    Cindy Tao is currently a senior at Boston Latin Academy. Her goal is to be a child psychologist because she loves being around kids. She works at VIETAID, first as a tutor and now as a teaching assistant in teaching math to elementary school students. In addition, Cindy taught Vietnamese American history at VIETAID’s summer enrichment program to 6-8 year old students. She also volunteered at St. Joseph Rehab and Nurse Care Center. At Boston Latin Academy, she is Editor of the Yearbook Committee, and Chief of Staff of Student Government. In addition, she is Vice President of the Asian Student Association Club where she helped put together “Asian Night” which showcases diversity within the Asian culture.

    Lincy Shen 

    2016 Liberty Mutual Future Leader Award 

    Lincy Shen is currently a senior at North Quincy High School. She is president of the Math Club. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, Science Olympiad, and Academic Decathalon. Lincy also played on the Girls Junior Varsity Tennis Team. Outside school, Lincy volunteered at Quincy Asian Resources Inc. and Uplift Afterschool Program. She currently works on the Youth Staff at the Chinese Progressive Association where she led and planned the Chinatown Library campaign.  Her goal is to build her own language skills and help new immigrants by providing translations and financial literacy.

    NAAAP Boston’s Future Leaders Award Scholarships will be handed out on May 21st, 2016.

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    BOSTON, MA – The National Association of Asian American Professionals Boston Chapter (NAAAP Boston) is excited to announce that MassMutual recently awarded $10,000 to NAAAP Boston’s Future Leader Scholarship, a premier annual scholarship for Asian American high school students in...

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    BOSTON, MA – The National Association of Asian American Professionals Boston Chapter (NAAAP Boston) is excited to announce that MassMutual recently awarded $10,000 to NAAAP Boston’s Future Leader Scholarship, a premier annual scholarship for Asian American high school students in the Greater Boston area.

    With this fund, NAAAP Boston will be able to give more scholarships to aspiring high school seniors graduating in 2015. Both NAAAP Boston and MassMutual share a mutual goal of developing and fostering the future generation of leaders by providing high school students opportunities to a quality higher education.
    “We are so grateful to MassMutual for its generosity and long standing support,” said NAAAP Boston President Eric Lam. “The grant will allow more Asian American high school seniors to fulfill their college dreams and become future leaders in our community.”

    “MassMutual has been a long-time sponsor of NAAAP Boston and its goal of developing future leaders, and the Asian Employee Resource Group of MassMutual is excited to be able to help young Asian Americans prepare for their professional careers and secure their financial futures,” said LyLy Salisbury, Chair of Asian ERG at MassMutual.

    With the purpose of nurturing leaders in the Asian American community, NAAAP Boston’s Future Leader Scholarship awards outstanding students based on their academic achievements, extracurricular involvement, community service, work experience, financial circumstances and leadership potential. Since the inception of the Future Leader Award in 1987, the NAAAP Boston has given over $150,000 to 80 high school seniors.
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    About the NAAAP Boston

    As a 501 (c) (3) non-profit professional organization, NAAAP Boston promotes the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields through networking, Asian multiculturalism education and supporting diversity and community service. Our vision, “We Make Leaders” exemplifies the focus of our events – professional development programs to help advance their careers, public service opportunities to give back to the community, social events to promote networking and cultural awareness, and committee and program participation to develop leadership skills. NAAAP Boston also offers the vast resources of our corporate sponsors, who generously support the organization with funding and career opportunities.

    About MassMutual

    Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyowners consistently since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company’s strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.

    MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

    For more information, visit www.massmutual.com or find MassMutual on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest.

    Media Contact: Yan Yu [email protected]

     September 16, 2014
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    NAAAP Boston is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 NAAAP Boston Future Leaders Scholarship Award. We received over 70 applications and can truly say that this was a very difficult...

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    NAAAP Boston is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 NAAAP Boston Future Leaders Scholarship Award. We received over 70 applications and can truly say that this was a very difficult decision to narrow down all the talented candidates to the final 3 winners. Applicants were not only evaluated based on academic achievement, but also accomplishments in extracurricular activities, community service and their leadership skills as well as financial need.

    In addition to meeting and exceeding this criteria, the scholarship committee also looked for candidates who displayed passion and commitment in expanding their leadership skills, community involvement and upholding the mission and vision and values of NAAAP Boston.

     

    The scholarship recipients are as follows:

    Eugine Szeto, Malden High School

    Emily Luu, Mystic Valley Regional Charter School

    Zeyu Zheng, John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science

     

    Each award recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship for use towards college expenses.

    Congratulations to our winners and thanks to every student who applied this year.

     

    Below are the bios of each winner:

    Zeyu Zheng 

    2015 Richard TN Lee Scholarship Recipient 

    Zeyu is an immigrant from China and came to the US, six years ago. He currently resides in Boston with his mother. He plans to study business when entering college. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Science Trivia Challenge, Model United Nations Club, and Asian Culture club. He was a homework mentor at the Boston Public Library. Zeyu has previously interned at Boston Properties and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.  He won third place in the Boston Teachers Union Math competition and his science team was recognized as Team Youth Silver Champions at the Harvard-MIT Science Trivia.

     

    Emily Luu 

    2015 Liberty Mutual Award Scholarship Recipient 

    Emily is the first in her family to attain a bachelor’s degree. She currently resides in Malden and is half Vietnamese/half Chinese. Her goal is to study nursing and become a nurse practitioner. She loves playing soccer and is the starter for her soccer team. She serves as treasurer of the National Honor Society and as secretary of the Math Club. She previously volunteered with EMARC teaching special needs children to swim. She was also life guard and camp counselor at the YMCA Malden.

     

    Eugine Szeto

    2015 MassMutual Scholarship Recipient 

    Eugine is a Chinese Immigrant and currently resides in Malden. He volunteers with the Asian American Civic Association where he tutors elementary school students and teaches them the process of writing and performing original plays. He is captain of the Tennis team and served as President of the Junior Achievement Company Program. His Robotics team won 4th place in the New England Botguy Tournament. Eugine is also President of the Forensics Club where his team won 6th place in group Discussion at the Hilly Speech and Debate Tournament. Eugine is a National AP Scholar. His academic interests consists of Economics, Engineering and Computer Science.

  • Michael Chen posted an article

    The Boston Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP-Boston) is once again proud to present the Future Leader Award Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize outstanding local high school seniors who have...

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    The Boston Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP-Boston) is once again proud to present the Future Leader Award Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize outstanding local high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership qualities inside and outside of the classroom.

     

    These awards are open to all Massachusetts high school seniors who are of Asian and/or Pacific Islander descent and are graduating in 2016.  ESL/ELL candidates are encouraged to apply. Please notify all potential candidates of this important scholarship opportunity. The application is attached to this email.

    Applications are  available by clicking here.

    Completed applications must be mailed in and received by Friday, February 5th, 2016.

    If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to [email protected].

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    NAAAP Boston’s Scholarship Committee is please to announce its Holiday Online Fundraising Campaign. By making a donation, your generous contribution can make a difference in a student’s life!

    How Does Your...

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    NAAAP Boston’s Scholarship Committee is please to announce its Holiday Online Fundraising Campaign. By making a donation, your generous contribution can make a difference in a student’s life!

    How Does Your Donation Help? 

    The Future Leaders Scholarship Award helps inspire and promote young Asian American leaders, giving them access to higher education opportunities that will cultivate their proven leadership skills and allow them to enter the workforce with a better chance to grow into those leadership roles in the public and private sector.

    Most importantly, supporting the scholarship fund allows Asian American students to know that there is a broad community of supporters who are invested in their success.

    please click here and donate today!

    Important Announcement: 

    As an incentive to help us meet our upcoming milestone, we will reward the top two donors, prizes! The top two donors will each receive a $100 gift card to either the Fuji Restaurant and Bar or Bistro Chi.

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    NAAAP Boston is excited to announce that Quincy City Councilor Nina Liang will be the keynote speaker at our upcoming Scholarship Awards Celebration Brunch.

    Nina Liang is the first Chinese-American City Councilor in her hometown of Quincy.  Born in Quincy and raised by...

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    NAAAP Boston is excited to announce that Quincy City Councilor Nina Liang will be the keynote speaker at our upcoming Scholarship Awards Celebration Brunch.

    Nina Liang is the first Chinese-American City Councilor in her hometown of Quincy.  Born in Quincy and raised by immigrant parents, she has experienced first hand the challenges minority children and families face.  Over the years, she has had the opportunity to be a part of community organizations dedicated to addressing the needs of those who are new to both the language and customs of American culture.  Having worked as the office manager and helping to run her family’s restaurant group, Nina also has the experience and perspective of a small business owner, creating jobs and opportunity in the communities in which they operate.  Nina understands that it takes collaborative efforts among these local organizations, businesses and public service facilities to better address the needs of the diverse residents Quincy has.

    NAAAP is honored to have an influential and aspiring leader who strongly represents the Asian American community.  The Scholarship Awards will be handed out on May 21st, 2016.