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Junior Investigator Awards

CAHON gives Junior Investigator Awards to recognize the achievements of outstanding Asian/Asian American high school and college student leaders. Through this award, CAHON wishes to encourage young students to participate in scientific research.


Junior Investigator Award Recipients

2023 Winners

  • Anthony Chen - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Reggie Fan - California Northstate University
  • Marguerite Li - Emory University
  • Ziyang Shen - Williams College
  • Joseph Yu - Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science

2020 Winner

  • Lillian Zhi - Ward Melville High School, New York


Application Process for Junior Investigator Awards

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Outstanding high school or college student from the Asian community in the United States.
  2. Non-Asian individual in the United States with a keen interest in Asian culture.
  3. Demonstrated interests in biomedical career.
  4. Availability to attend CAHON’s Award Ceremony during the New York Oncology Forum on the evening of Saturday, October 5, 2024.

Application Instructions

Applications should include:

  • JIA Application Form completed by the student
  • Academic transcript from last semester
  • One-page personal statement describing career and educational goals
  • One letter of recommendation from school counselor, teacher, or research mentor


Last updated: May 8, 2024

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