2013 CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship

AAJA is proud to announce the 2013 Council for International Cooperation/Anna Chennault Scholarship and encourages rising college sophomores to apply. The winner will receive a $3,900 scholarship and an opportunity to be a Voices student news project participant at the 2013 AAJA convention in New York with all travel, lodging and registration costs covered. Applications must be received by May 17, 2013.


  • $3,900 will go towards the student’s college education.
  • $1,100 will go towards travel, lodging and registration costs for the student to attend AAJA’s national annual convention in August 2013 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.


  • 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.


  • Applicants must be committed 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.

Candidates must submit a complete application following all instructions and will be selected on the basis of:

  1. Academic achievement
  2. Demonstrated journalistic ability
  3. Commitment to the field of journalism
  4. Sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues


















The deadline to apply for the 2013 CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship has passed.

To date, the winners of the scholarship are Cathy Li in 2011 and Faique Moqeet in 2012.

Cathy Li is now a sophomore at Columbia University in New York and is planning on majoring in economics. This past year, Li made the Dean’s List both semesters and has a 4.0 grade point average. She participated as the dining and online editor for Inside New York, a publication with 75,000 readers and a large online following. She is currently the marketing director for the Columbia Multicultural Business Association, and is joining the team for the Journal of Global Health and the Sustainable Development at Columbia.

Faique Moqeet is in his first year at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. In addition to the CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship, Moqueet was also awarded the Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship, Coca Cola National Scholarship, Wentcher Scholarship, Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Scholarship, SanDisk Scholarship and Elks National Foundation MVS Scholarship.

The council is a non-profit private organization, whose goal is to promote better understanding between the United States, China and Taiwan. The CIC supports educational exchange programs in the arts, humanities and sciences. The CIC provides support to educational foundations and scholarships, awards of excellence, conferences and seminars and scholarly and professional collaborations.

Anna Chennault is a writer, lecturer, international business executive, and Chairman of the Council for International Cooperation (CIC). A graduate of Lingnan University, Mrs. Chennault holds six honorary Doctorate degrees in the fields of Law, Humanities, and Business Administration. With her journalism background, she lectures at schools and universities on international affairs. As an author, she has over fifty books published in English and Chinese. Several of her books, such as A Thousand Springs and The Education of Anna were on the New York Time’s best seller’s list.

Her late husband was Lieutenant General Claire L. Chennault, commander of the American Volunteer Group “Flying Tigers”, the China Air Task Force, and the U.S. 14th Air Force in China in World War II. Anna Chennault has been actively involved in American national affairs and international commerce for over 45 years.

Personal friends with many Presidents of the United States, she had been appointed and had served as a member of numerous governmental and citizen committees addressing U.S. domestic and international issues. In public service, she had served as Vice Chairman of the President’s Export Council; White House Commissioner of Presidential Scholars; Founder and Chairman of the National Republican Heritage Groups Council; and as International Chairman of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission.

Mrs. Chennault served on the Advisory Boards of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, People-to-People International, and US-ROC Business Council. She was also active in a number of organizations affiliated with the military. She is the Founder and past-Chairman of the Advisory Board of the National Military Families Association. As a life-time member of the 14th Air Force Association and the current Flying Tigers Descendants Association, Mrs. Chennault was a board member and past Chairman of its Awards Committee. In China, Mrs. Chennault has been appointed as honorary senior adviser to numerous civic organizations, governmental departments and agencies, universities and educational institutions.

Anna Chennault is the Founder and Chairman of CIC, a non-profit, non-political organization, whose goal is to promote better understanding between the United States, China, and Taiwan. CIC supports educational exchange programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Annually, CIC provide scholarships worldwide, which includes education foundations in China, Chinese language scholarship awards in the United States, and awards of excellence for the faculty at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Questions? Contact the AAJA National Office.