The Asian American Journalists Association is proud to announce Juhi Doshi as the 2023 winner of the joint AAJA/White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarship. After careful consideration, Doshi was selected from a pool of highly qualified and competitive candidates who have demonstrated passion and expertise in different areas of journalism. Doshi is part of a cohort of students coming from 14 colleges and universities around the country.
“I am immensely grateful to the AAJA and WHCA for this honor, as it serves as a testament that the need for more representation in the journalism industry is of utmost importance for newsrooms across the world,” Doshi said.
“My experience as a South Asian woman and daughter of Indian immigrants informs me on what stories I decide to go after every day, and it is an honor to be a part of an industry that has the power to effect real change. As a journalist of color and member of AAJA, I am committed to reporting on the key issues that affect the communities we serve—all the way from my neighborhood to the White House press briefing room.”
Since the WHCA began giving scholarships in 1991, it has awarded more than $1.7 million in grants and leveraged another $1.4 million in aid. The WHCA scholarships are financed by proceeds from the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner and tax-deductible contributions to the WHCA.
As part of her scholarship, Doshi will be paired with a WHCA press corps member for mentorship. She will also attend a luncheon and program in WHCA recipients’ luncheon on April 28 and will be a guest of the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner on April 29.
This scholarship is co-sponsored by the WHCA and the Asian American Journalists Association. Learn more about the AAJA/WHCA scholarship here.
About The Winner: Juhi Doshi
Juhi Doshi is a junior majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Documentary, with a minor in Political Science, at Chapman University. She pitched and produced her own story for CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell, covered the California state legislature for POLITICO, and reported on higher education for CalMatters. She also had the opportunity to intern for A Starting Point and led her university’s newspaper as Managing Editor. Juhi currently interns for NBC Los Angeles in the political unit where she reports on state and national politics. She has a passion for covering politics and works to highlight systemic inequities by giving those affected a voice. Whether it be questioning high-ranking government officials at press conferences, producing her own story that landed on one of the most-watched primetime newscasts in the nation, or spotlighting stories that affect underrepresented communities for top media outlets, the stories Juhi produces aim to hold those in power accountable and humanize the issues of today.
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. To learn more about AAJA scholarships or donate, visit https://www.aaja.org/news-and-resources/scholarships-internships/.