The American Immigration Council is accepting nominations for its 2013 Immigrant Youth Achievement Award, celebrating high-achieving young immigrants, whose personal accomplishments and contributions demonstrate the important impact young immigrants are having on our nation every day. The honoree must be an immigrant to the United States, including those who have become naturalized citizens, and between the ages of 14 and 25 as of April 11, 2013. The accomplishments of the honoree must reflect more than personal success and should demonstrate a commitment to making a positive impact in their community or the world around them. The honoree will receive a $1,000 award and a trip to the Council’s Annual Benefit Dinner, in Washington, D.C., on April 11, 2013. The Council will cover the costs of travel and accommodations for the honoree and a parent or guardian if the honoree is a minor. Past nominees have emigrated from countries such as Ireland, India, Mexico, Cambodia, China and Cuba and have made contributions in literature, journalism, music and politics.  Deadline: February 1, 2013 for applications Click Here for More Information