AAJA Announces 2021-2022 Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships Recipients

The Asian American Journalists Association is proud to announce the 2022 scholarship and internship winners. After careful consideration, winners were selected from a pool of highly qualified and competitive candidates who have demonstrated passion and expertise in different areas of journalism. Thank you to our judges and sponsors. Listed below are the scholarship winners. 

We’ve celebrated all scholarships, fellowships, and internships recipients in announcements on a rolling basis throughout the year. Here they all are together. Please join us in congratulating the new 2022 class of scholarship, fellowship and internship grant winners! 

White House Correspondents’ Association

This scholarship is co-sponsored by the WHCA and the Asian American Journalists Association.

WINNER: DANIEL LAM

Daniel Lam of Whitestone, N.Y. is a senior at Dartmouth College, where he studies Government and Policy Rhetoric, conducts political science research and competitively chops wood on the timber team. At Dartmouth College Radio, he serves as the news director, hosts a variety show and has worked as a commercial rock D.J. He has also worked as an independent podcast producer for a political consulting firm and a creative production company. Daniel reported and produced national news stories as an intern and later a freelancer for NPR’s National Desk. One of his stories was recognized by AAJA as one of the Top 10 Works Essential to 2021. From his experience covering the 2020 New Hampshire primary election, he aspires to a career covering national politics as a broadcast journalist.

Learn more about Daniel here: Twitter | LinkedIn

FINALIST: Russell Leung

CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship

WINNER: Minju Kim

Minju Kim is a graduate student of Data Journalism at Columbia University, where she focuses on data-driven reporting on climate and the environment. Previously, she has produced broadcast and digital content at various media organizations in the United States and South Korea, covering topics ranging from immigration to music to Covid-19. She created a short documentary series for Twin Cities PBS featuring Somali artists in Minnesota, and covered local music for Minnesota Public Radio. In 2020, she covered the Covid-19 outbreak in South Korea for Arirang TV. More recently, she worked as a media editor at Solutions for Our Climate, where she focused on raising public awareness of renewable energy regulations and fossil fuel finance.

Learn more about Minju here: LinkedIn | Portfolio

FINALIST: Mingson Lau

Michael Kim Broadcast Fellowship

WINNER: Aryanna Prasad | Learn more from STF 

Aryanna Prasad is a multimedia journalist specializing in longform sports features that explore the essence of sport. In the past, Aryanna has covered the Seattle Seahawks for Sports Illustrated, as well as Paralympic athletes throughout the globe for the IPC. Aryanna also spent time as a researcher for NBC during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, coordinating with talent during Archery, Diving and Fencing broadcasts. Currently, Aryanna is an editor at FanSided who is shaping narratives in major North American sports, but she has also worked extensively to build out the site’s feature section. Coming from a biracial, multicultural background, Aryanna has worked to spotlight diverse intersections in sports, reporting on the history of women’s American football, the leaders fighting pay inequity in the WNBA and NWSL, how adaptive equipment facilitates Paralympic dreams, and how systemic racism has affected the lives of players in the NFL. Outside of journalism, Aryanna enjoys exercising, spending time in nature, and gardening.

Learn more about Aryanna here: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Portfolio

Jimmie & Suey Fong Yee Scholarship

WINNERS: Nathan Han and Amna Subhan | Learn more from STF

Nathan Han is an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin, where he’s studying journalism and social work. Born and raised in Dallas, Nathan began his journalism career, where he interned in high school and fell in love with journalism. He served as the sports editor at the Daily Texan, the UT student newspaper, where he covered baseball, men’s basketball and football. In his free time, Nathan loves to play pickup basketball, bake and read. He previously interned at NBC-DFW and is currently an intern for the Kansas City Star through the Sports Journalism Institute.

Learn more about Nathan here: Twitter

Amna Subhan is a recent graduate at Arizona State University where she majored in sports journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She grew up in a small town in Arizona and struggled to find her place as a Pakistani-American but found belonging in sports. Now, she’s dedicated to cementing a place for South Asian women in sports. Currently, she’s interning with Sports Illustrated as an Association for Women in Sports Media scholarship recipient. Previously, she’s worked with NCAA Digital/Turner Sports’ as an editorial intern. As a part of the Sports Journalism Institute class of 2021, she interned with the Southern California Newsgroup covering the Los Angeles Sparks for 11 different newspapers around the area including the Orange County Register and LA Daily News.

Learn more about Amna here: Twitter

Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship

WINNER: Anish Vasudevan | Learn more from STF 

Anish Vasudevan is a second-year student at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communications, studying Magazine, News & Digital Journalism with a minor in economics. From Cupertino, California, Anish played a variety of sports growing up including tennis and football at Monta Vista High School. Simultaneously, Anish served as an editor-in-chief for Monta Vista’s newsmagazine, El Estoque, when he was a senior. He was previously a sport editor and visuals editor for the publication as well. In 2019, Anish received the Ralph & Millie Alexander Award for Excellence at the California Scholastic Press Association Workshop.

During his first two years at SU, Anish has covered Syracuse’s football, women’s basketball, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse and volleyball teams. He’s currently an assistant sports editor at The Daily Orange while also writing biweekly hip/hop and pop album reviews. In the summer, Anish is going to be a beat writer with the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod Summer League. 

Learn more about Anish here: Twitter | Instagram | Website

FINALISTS: Varun Shankar, Matthew J. Kim, Nathan Han

ESPN / AAJA Sports Task Force Internship

WINNER: Justin Estuart 

Justin is a recent graduate of the University of Houston in Houston, Texas, where he majored in journalism. At UH, he served as a sports writer and sports analyst through student organizations on campus. In his free time, Justin enjoys watching movies/shows, listening to music, and exercising.

Learn more about Justin here: Twitter

FINALISTS: Jerry Jiang, Lia Reichmann

ABC News Alexa Valiente Memorial Internship 

WINNER: Myra Wu 

Myra Wu will be interning with ABC News Digital through a partnership with AAJA in honor of Alexa Valiente. Myra is a graduate student majoring in Digital Social Media at University of Southern California, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism. From a small town called Changzhou in China, Myra previously worked as an executive producer and reporter for Annenberg Media, and interned with ABC7 Los Angeles and Fox News. This internship will help her further pursue digital journalism with a focus on creative storytelling. 

Learn more about Myra here: Twitter | LinkedIn

FINALIST: Diana D’Souza

AAJA HQ National Summer Internship

SPRING/SUMMER 2022 INTERNS: Anissa Deol, Preston Ng and Hayden Park

Anissa Deol is a fourth-year student in the UNC Hussman School of Journalism & Media, pursuing a double major in Media and Journalism and Peace, War and Defense, and a future career in film and storytelling. Anissa is a multimedia storyteller, editor, director and writer who is passionate about telling stories who move people to act. She has an insatiable passion for film and believes that storytelling is a medium that allows for people to create deeper connections with themselves and others around them. She started her journey as a writer in high school when she wrote a novella. It was a story of her family’s personal journey, but also a tale of the immigrants and people around the world who seek some kind of escape. She is the daughter of British Indian immigrants, and her experience as a first-generation American is reflected in both her identity and work. 

Anissa was a participant in the Bloomberg Journalism Diversity Program in May 2021 where she learned about reporting ethics, and markets and trade, which allowed her to engage in writing truthful stories with experienced business journalists from Bloomberg. This year, she is the head editor for The Bridge, an online publication aimed to empower BIPOC individuals of marginalized gender identity, the Vice-President of We are SAATH, a South Asian mental health organization where she helps organize events and spread awareness about the importance of mental health and the Co-President of the Sikh Student Association on campus. 

In her free time, Anissa likes to run her bookstagram, train for half-marathons and marathons, practice karate as a 1st degree black belt (which she has been doing for over 12 years) and volunteer. She hopes to see more representation of Asian Americans in the media and entertainment as she begins work in the industry. 

Learn more about Anissa here: Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | Website

Preston Ng is a National Intern for the Asian American Journalists Association and a recent graduate of San Francisco State University with bachelor’s degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts. He also holds a certificate in Social Media Marketing from Cornell University. He won the Undergraduate Media Award for Outstanding Research Paper entitled “No Curry, No Rice!” Exploring How Racist Stereotypes and the Exclusion of Asian Representation in Western Media Impact the Identity of Gay Asian Men.”

Prior to earning his degree, Preston gained a wealth of hands-on business experience, working primarily in the retail sector, where his people, relationship-building and customer service skills helped him shine. He now seeks to leverage his recently earned degree, skills and experience to serve in media and writing roles within the Asian American community. His goal is to bring Asian American experiences and issues to light through storytelling and visual representation in the news and other forms of media.

Preston is also a San Francisco native and a second generation Chinese American. In his spare time, he enjoys playing with his six turtles, cringe-watching all things 90 Day Fiancé, and trying out new restaurants with his partner in Dallas, Texas.

Learn more about Preston here: LinkedIn | Portfolio

Hayden Park is a junior studying Media Technology and Production at UNC Chapel Hill in North Carolina. She is a second generation Korean American, passionate about AAPI representation, storytelling and justice. At AAJA, she hopes to work on projects that helps her build a sense of community. On her free time, she enjoys writing, performing and creating art.

Learn more about Hayden here: LinkedIn | Website

Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship

WINNER: Amber Xiaozhi Chen 

Amber Xiaozhi Chen is currently a senior at South Pasadena High School, where she leads her school’s award-winning newspaper as one of three managing editors. She has been writing professionally since she was sixteen as a freelance journalist on the side, contributing words to Atmos Magazine, Protocol, and the LA Times. Amber has also written for The Eco Justice Project, a digital platform dedicated to promoting intersectionality within the climate movement, and is a member of the Bad Activist Collective. She looks to continue combining her love for writing and her passion for climate justice in order to introduce equitable climate solutions, uplift marginalized voices, and diversity the media landscape. Amber will attend the University of California, Berkeley in the fall.

Learn more about Amber here: Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Portfolio

FINALIST: Alia Yee Noll 

NBC News Summer Fellowship

WINNER: DANIEL LAM

Daniel Lam of Whitestone, N.Y. is a senior at Dartmouth College, where he studies Government and Policy Rhetoric, conducts political science research and competitively chops wood on the timber team. At Dartmouth College Radio, he serves as the news director, hosts a variety show and has worked as a commercial rock D.J. He has also worked as an independent podcast producer for a political consulting firm and a creative production company. Daniel reported and produced national news stories as an intern and later a freelancer for NPR’s National Desk. One of his stories was recognized by AAJA as one of the Top 10 Works Essential to 2021. From his experience covering the 2020 New Hampshire primary election, he aspires to a career covering national politics as a broadcast journalist.

Learn more about Daniel here: Twitter | LinkedIn

Sam Chu Lin Broadcast News Internship Grant

WINNER: YU CHEN

Yu Chen was born and raised in China and later immigrated to America when he was 10 years-old. He is currently studying Broadcast Journalism and Political Science with a focus in political and international reporting. Chen was a formal intern for Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC and NBC News and he is now interning for Katy Tur Reports. While interning for MSNBC, he was also a show producer for A broader View and producer and live reporter for Temple University’s live newscast Temple Update. During his time at Temple Update, he has worked on various news stories like crime, art, live events, education, race and diversity. He also created Temple University’s first mandarin newscast “天普时刻|Temple Moment”. In the fall semester of 2022, Chen will be studying in Tokyo, Japan where he will work as an international correspondent for Temple Update and Temple University Television.

Learn more about Yu here: Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn

Stanford Chen Internship Grant

WINNER: Omar Rashad

Omar Rashad is a senior studying journalism at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. Over the last four years, his reporting has focused on the intersections of state laws, higher education, housing and homelessness. He is currently wrapping up a stint as the Data and Investigations Editor at the student-run Mustang News, where he oversaw, edited and reported data-driven and investigative stories on a range of subjects at Cal Poly. 

In the summer of 2022, Omar will be headed to the Seattle Times as its metro reporting intern. He completed past reporting internships at the San Francisco Chronicle and CalMatters. Before those internships, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Union, the student-run newspaper at El Camino College in Torrance, California. He is a proud community college graduate and alumnus of AAJA JCamp. Home for Omar is Hawthorne, California, a middle-income suburb an hour south of the city of Los Angeles.

Learn more about Omar here: Twitter | Portfolio

FINALISTS: Natalie Kainz, Kylie Cooper, Maya ChuChai Miller, Razmul Ahasan

ProPublica Diversity Scholarship Winners

Winners attending this year’s #AAJA22 Convention are Brandon Yam, Janat Kaur Batra, Shi En Kim and Simon J. Levien. Kudos to AAJA members Marielle Argueza (2022 Facebook Journalism Project scholarship recipient) and Anjali Huynh (this year’s William Woo Print and Online News Internship Grant recipient), who have also received ProPublica stipends. For a list of all ProPublica winners, click here.

Brandon Yam is a first-year student at Hamilton College, where he is majoring in cultural anthropology and minoring in education studies. He covered the New York City public school system at the FLHS News, his high school paper, and at the “Miseducation” podcast. He has interned at City Limits and “Miseducation.” Now he covers news and features at The Spectator, Hamilton College’s paper. Outside of school, he has tutored his cousin in English and a sophomore in geometry. His tutoring has shaped his journalism. After graduation, he hopes to continue to investigate how race and class intersect with education. Yam will be attending IRE and AAJA.


Janat Kaur Batra is a senior at Georgia Tech pursuing a bachelor’s in literature, media and communication. She is an editorial research intern at CNN and the editor in chief of the Technique, Georgia Tech’s student newspaper. Batra is also an alumna of the 2021 Dow Jones News Fund digital media class. Through DJNF, Batra interned at the International Center for Journalists with its communications team. Her journalism experience also includes freelancing for The New York Times by reporting on her community in Atlanta. She is passionate about covering inequities in the criminal justice system and aims to work on an investigative team in the future. Batra will be attending the AAJA national convention this summer and potentially IRE.


Shi En Kim is a final-year doctoral student in molecular engineering at the University of Chicago who is transitioning into full-time science journalism. Her freelance work has appeared in National Geographic, Scientific American, Slate, Science News, Hakai Magazine and others. She was a 2021 AAAS mass media fellow at Smithsonian magazine and an editorial intern at Popular Science in the spring of 2022. Currently, she’s an early-career fellow with The Open Notebook/Burroughs Wellcome Fund. She’s forever grateful for the opportunity to interview bigwigs such as NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, American Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu and Dr. Anthony Fauci for her articles. She plans to attend IRE and AAJA.


Simon J. Levien is a second-year history major at Harvard College from Sparta, New Jersey. He has worn many hats at The Crimson, serving at times as senior staff writer, magazine reporter, photographer, newsletters editor, social media director and diversity committee member. Currently he leads its metro coverage, serves as audience engagement editor and still writes occasionally for Fifteen Minutes, The Crimson’s magazine. Last year, Levien was the youngest member in his cohort in The New York Times Student Journalism Institute. He believes strongly in the power of historically informed investigative journalism and digital strategy pioneered by nonprofit newsrooms. Levien would like to attend AAJA and IRE. 

Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship

WINNER: Abigail Lee 

Abigail Lee is a first-year journalism student at Emerson College. Originally from Hershey, Pennsylvania, she is the Assistant Enterprise News Editor at the student newspaper, The Berkeley Beacon, as well as a staff writer for Emertainment Monthly. During her time at Emerson, she has covered the historic mayoral election of Michelle Wu, faculty and staff union contract negotiations, and students’ fight against increased tuition. Abigail also interns at DigBoston where she reports on arts and entertainment in the Greater Boston area. She is passionate about producing engaging cultural coverage and creating better relationships between media and marginalized communities. 

Learn more about Abigail here: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn | Portfolio

FINALISTS: Eunice Duma Alpasan and Russell Leung

William Woo Print and Online News Internship Grant

WINNER: Anjali Huynh

Anjali Huynh is a junior at Emory University majoring in political science and sociology. She currently is a digital politics intern at NBC News and recently finished her term as executive editor of Emory’s student publication, The Emory Wheel, where she oversaw the news and diversity, equity, and inclusion sections. Originally from Iowa, Anjali is a member of AAJA, NLGJA, and SAJA who hopes to spend her career examining the intersections of race and policy and uplifting marginalized community voices at the local and national levels. She previously worked for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and CNN and has covered everything from national politicians at the Iowa State Fair to affordable housing and crime in Atlanta. This summer, she will intern in the Boston Globe’s metro section and participate in the POLITICO Journalism Institute.

Learn more about Anjali here: TwitterLinkedInOnline Portfolio

FINALIST: Maya ChuChai Miller

Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship

WINNERS: Angelique Chen, Sriharsha Devulapalli, Minju Kim, Mingson Lau, Siqi “Karen” Wang

Angelique Chen is a master’s student majoring in business and economic reporting at New York University. She is one of the 17 winners of the 2022 Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Award, and will be working on Reuters’ M&A team in the summer of 2022 as an OPC fellow. She graduated from National Taiwan University in 2021 with a B.B.A. in International Business and a minor in English Literature. After an internship covering finance and technology at Awakening News Networks, a Taiwanese daily news publication, she realized her passion lies in telling business stories instead of doing business herself. Her works on the Taida (NTU) Student Journal covered Hong Kong journalists relocating to Taiwan, Taiwanese non-profits, and more. Realizing the essential role of data in modern journalism, she dived into data analysis through machine learning projects like one predicting data scientists’ salary. Over the past few months, Angelique has been a part-time market reporter at CoinDesk, one of the most prominent cryptocurrency publications. She covered one SEC crypto lawsuit that can set precedent for thousands of others, a feature story on the leading web3 NFT artist Pplpleasr, and market momentum stories about rate hikes, gold-backed cryptocurrencies, gold price’s impact on the bitcoin market and more.

Learn more about Angelique here: Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook

Sriharsha Devulapalli is currently studying Data Journalism at the Columbia University School of Journalism. Prior to this, he was working as a Product Manager for Blue Sky Analytics where he was helping build a mapping platform for environmental data. Previously, he was a software developer with Mint, where he was responsible for data visualizations for the newspaper’s daily data journalism page – Plain Facts. During his time there, Harsha wrote and produced data visualizations focusing on politics, development, and economic issues in India. He also brings with him experience outside of journalism. He had worked with the Urban Design Lab at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, and the Hyderabad Urban Lab. He enjoys cities, maps, long walks and making people curious. 

Learn more about Sriharsha here: Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | Online Portfolio

Minju Kim is a graduate student of Data Journalism at Columbia University, where she focuses on data-driven reporting on climate and the environment. Previously, she has produced broadcast and digital content at various media organizations in the United States and South Korea, covering topics ranging from immigration to music to Covid-19. She created a short documentary series for Twin Cities PBS featuring Somali artists in Minnesota, and covered local music for Minnesota Public Radio. In 2020, she covered the Covid-19 outbreak in South Korea for Arirang TV. More recently, she worked as a media editor at Solutions for Our Climate, where she focused on raising public awareness of renewable energy regulations and fossil fuel finance.

Learn more about Minju here: LinkedIn | Portfolio

Mingson Lau is a multimedia reporter and graduate student at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Through visuals and writing, Lau aims to tell impactful stories that can inform, elucidate, and engage. Lau found his passion for storytelling in his high school’s award-winning broadcast journalism program, where he contributed to the morning news show and projects for Vegas PBS’ Inside Education. 

At Arizona State University, Lau continued to develop his skills by working/interning at The State Press, Arizona PBS, Arizona Schools Board Association, and Cronkite News. Currently, Lau works as a research aide for the Voices Listening Project to study the media needs of local communities and will be interning with The Arizona Republic as a visual journalist in the upcoming semester. When Lau is not working on a story or preparing for his classes, you can find him making sushi at Japanese restaurants across Tempe.

Learn more about Mingson here: Twitter | Instagram | Online Portfolio

Karen Wang is also interested in the intersection of machine learning and journalism, and she will soon join Columbia University School of Journalism’s graduate dual degree program in Computer Science and Journalism. Born in Nanjing, China, she is a bilingual journalist interested in using data to tell and visualize stories. She had previously helped BuzzFeed News on the award-winning FinCEN Files investigation and uncovered the insufficient COVID-19 testing at meatpacking plants nationwide. She was also a data fellow on the investigations team at McClatchy Washington Bureau, working with journalists from newsrooms such as Miami Herald to provide data analysis and visualizations for investigative projects. She is also interning at KPCC/LAist to improve its source tracking efforts and work on data-driven projects such as the California medical parole investigation and local election guide. Graduating from the University of Southern California with a journalism degree, she was also a managing editor, WeChat editor and reporter at USC Annenberg Media. 

Learn more about Karen here: Twitter

AAJA x Yahoo Multimedia Journalism Fellowship

WINNER: Rebecca Chen

Rebecca Chen is a business journalist who previously worked as an investment-tax accountant in the public accounting industry; one of the firms she worked for was Ernst & Young in downtown Los Angeles. She holds a California CPA license and found her passion for financial reporting while reading and writing investor news and reports. Rebecca is currently an intern at Hollywood First Look, an entertainment news media that focuses on Asian American representation in the entertainment industry. As an intern, Rebecca writes breaking news, conducts on-air interviews, and records live-carpets clips. She enjoys writing daily business news and reports on up-to-date market trends; she also loves writing financial enterprise stories, especially ones that explore how monetary policies affect families and individuals across different races, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds. She wrote a favorite piece on how COVID has affected small business owners. Rebecca believes that personal experiences account for some of the best financial stories. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, San Diego, with a major in Management Science and a minor in Accounting; She is currently taking courses in the UCLA Extension Journalism Certificate Program.

Learn more about Rebecca here: Twitter

Dinah Eng Leadership Fellowship Grant

WINNER: Analisa Puod 

Ana Puod is a Filipino journalist with  25 years of international and national experience as a digital innovator, newsroom manager,  journalism trainer, and online content creator. She co-founded several news digital startups such as Newpost PH, Tatakkamao.com, and Mojo Manila, taking a new role as a digital entrepreneur. 

Concurrently, she is the Editor-in-Chief of an English broadsheet, Global Daily Mirror, and Chief Digital Innovator of the Filipino-created app, Nutshell.PH, which is a news app that produces content and curates the most important news from the Philippines. On the broadcast industry side, she is the Technical Assistant for News of the government-funded television network, PTV.

Recently, she has directed films and documentaries that were shown in the  Philippines and worldwide. Ana Puod is completing her capstone project to finish her Master in Journalism at the Ateneo De Manila University.

Learn more about Ana here: Twitter

NAJA-AAJA Pacific Islander Journalism Scholarship 

Winners to be announced 

Thank you to the 2022 Scholarship Judging Committee Members:

AAJA wants to thank the following members for their time and effort serving on the Scholarship and Internship Grant Judging Committee and spearheading scholarships:

  • Lloyd Alaban, Ashley Nguyen and Allen Peng for the Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship;
  • Amy Chen, Amanda Chan, Lisa Herrick and Ashley Nguyen for the Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship;
  • Steve Herman, Raymund Flandez, Samantha Chen and Amanda Chan for the White House Correspondents Association; 
  • Raymund Flandez, Allen Peng, Amanda Chan, Meghan Coyle, Lloyd Alaban and Lisa Herrick for the Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship; 
  • Ashley Nguyen, Raymund Flandez and Amy Chen for the William Woo Internship Grant; 
  • Raymund Flandez, Lloyd Alaban and Amanda Chan for the CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship; 
  • Abby Chin for the Lloyd Lacuesta Scholarship and Sam Chu Lin Scholarship; 
  • Lori Matsukawa, Maya Blackmun, Allen Cheng and Joanna Ng for the Stanford Chen Internship Grant;
  • Al Young, Brady Wakayama, Lily Zhao, Aryanna Prassad and Melissa Kim for Al Young Scholarship and Michael Kim Fellowship; 
  • Brady Wakayama, Lily Zhao, Mark Kim, Melissa Kim and Nicole Yang for the Jimmie & Suey Fong Yee Fellowship; 
  • Josh Tolentino, Carolyn Hong and Michael Huang for the ESPN Sports Task Force Internship. 
  • Katarina Knoff and Umar Issa for the AAJA/Yahoo Multimedia Journalism Fellowship
  • Native American Journalists Association, Omidyar Group, Pacific Islander Task Force, Anita Hofschneider, Thomas Mangloña, Katlyn Alapati , Lauren Kawana and Sheena Roetman “Lakota” for the NAJA/AAJA Pacific Islander Journalism Fellowship. 

Thank you to sponsors and donors

AAJA appreciates the scholarship donors for their continuous legacy in inspiring the new generation of journalists. A special thanks to ABC, ESPN, WHCA, NBC, ProPublica, Yahoo, NAJA and Facebook for sponsoring the scholarship opportunities.

About AAJA’s Scholarships 

AAJA annually offers up to $20,000 in scholarships and grants to journalism students to help offset the costs of education, internships, living expenses and other opportunities. These scholarships are made possible by supporters such as AAJA members, allies and generous donors. Learn more here.

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