$3,900 will go toward the student's college education, $1,100 will go toward travel, lodging, and registration costs for the student to attend AAJA's national annual convention in August in New York as a Voices student news project participant. Depending on the winner's area of study, the student will also be paired with a professional print, online, or broadcast mentor at the convention to help them network.
Purpose: To encourage students to pursue journalism as a career. To increase students' critical thinking skills and abilities to research, learn, and give an opinion on a topical news item and to take a stand on this particular issue.
Eligibility: Applicants must be commited to AAJA's mission. Applicants must be college freshmen going into their sophomore year. AAJA membership is not required to apply, but if the student is awarded the scholarship he/she must become an AAJA student member.
Selection Criteria: Candidates must submit a complete application following all instructions and will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated journalistic ability, commitment to the field of journalism, and sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues.
Contact: For more information go to www.aaja.org/anna-channault-scholarship
Eligibility: This is a need based scholarship: if your family lives within 150 miles of New York City you are ineligible, or if you already have housing in New York City, or if your family is well off and would front you the money needed for an internship you should not apply. Applicant must not be graduated by the end of the 2011 spring semester, and must have a GPA of at least 2.0. This scholarship is to be strictly used for a New York City magazine summer internship.
Apply: Scholarship essay and application must be emailed to address below.
Contact: Eric Butterman, Freelance Writer in New York City, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org