Signature Scholarship, Internship, Internship Grant and Fellowship Opportunities

AAJA offers up to $20,000 in scholarships and grants to journalism students every year. The money can go towards paying a number of things, including tuition and fees, internship costs and living expenses. These opportunities have different deadlines, applications and criteria, so please read the descriptions carefully. The applications for all the opportunities must be submitted via Submittable.

We’re always excited to see your work and award outstanding young AAPI journalists through these opportunities! To see the 2022 scholarship, internship and fellowship recipients, click here.

Scholarships & Grants

Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship $2,000
Available to currently enrolled students pursuing sports journalism/media as a career; funded by the AAJA Sports Task Force.
Application Deadline: 
January 30, 2023

CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship $5,000 
Available to a graduate student who is passionate about journalism and pursuing journalism as a career. This grant pays for educational costs, travel and registration to AAJA’s annual National Convention. Check back for details. 

Jimmie & Suey Fong Yee Grants $2,000
Two $2,000 scholarships available for a current student and a recent graduate pursuing sports journalism to produce a print, digital, audio or visual story about Asians or AAPIs in sports. These grants also offset costs for registration, travel, accommodations and meals for AAJA’s annual National Convention.
Application Deadline: January 30, 2023

Broadcast News Internship Grants

    • Sam Chu Lin Internship Grant up to $500 
      Available to a student with a summer broadcast news internship. 
    • Lloyd LaCuesta Internship Grant up to $1000 
      Available to an Asian American male who has secured a broadcast news internship for the summer season (May or June through August)  

Application Deadline: March 30, 2023

Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship Up to $2,000
Available to a graduating high school senior interested in pursuing journalism as a career.
Application Deadline: January 30, 2023

Stanford Chen Internship Grant $2,000 
Available to offset living expenses and costs for college juniors, seniors and graduate students in journalism who have secured a summer internship.
Application Deadline: March 30, 2023

Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship $1,500
Available to current student journalists for writing about the legacy of Vincent Chin in essay form.
Application Deadline: January 30, 2023

William Woo Print and Online News Internship Grant $2,000 
Available to support students and recent graduates who have secured a print or online news internship for the summer season (May or June through August).
Application Deadline: March 30, 2023

Michael Kim Journalism Fellowship $2,000 
Available to young sports broadcast, podcast, or radio journalist/recent college graduate who has less than three years of professional experience. Ideal candidates are journalists in their first TV market. 
Application Deadline: January 30, 2023

INTERNSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

Internship for AAJA’s National Office 
Remote internship opportunities with AAJA Headquarters. Check back for details. 

Dinah Eng Leadership Fellowship
The Dinah Eng Leadership Fellowship widens opportunities for mid-career AAJA members pursuing the strategies and skills needed to enter news management and advance within its ranks.  
Application Deadlines: April 1, 2023 and October 1, 2023

AAJA x Yahoo Multimedia Journalism Fellowship
AAJA is partnering with Yahoo to host the AAJA x Yahoo Multimedia Journalism Fellowship. One AAJA fellow will be placed with Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance or TechCrunch. This is a PAID fellowship opportunity with a competitive salary. 
Check back for details. 

AAJA Sports Task Force-ESPN Summer Internship
One internship with ESPN and the AAJA Sports Task Force for sports journalism college students that will begin in the summer of 2022. The selected intern will receive a $3,500 stipend. Check back for details. 

Partner Opportunities

Scholarships & Grants

AAJA/NAJA Pacific Islander Journalism Scholarship $4,500 each 
Two scholarships available for Pacific Islander students and journalists in their careers, in partnership with the Native American Journalists Association. Check back for details. 

Columbia Journalism School Student Fellowship $750 each
Four fellowships available for current students to offset costs for registration, travel, accommodations and meals for AAJA’s annual National Convention. Check back for details. 

ProPublica Diversity Scholarship Program $750  
Available to current high school, college and grad school students to offset costs for AAJA’s annual National Convention. Check back for details. 

White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarship $2,000  
Award towards the 2022-2023 academic year, to be used towards the recipient’s education, luncheon with WHCA, a mentor from the WHCA and more. 
Application deadline: January 15, 2023

INTERNSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

ABC News / AAJA Alexa Valiente Summer Internship
One paid summer internship with ABC News in New York City or Washington, D.C. is available for current students pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. Housing stipends are available.
Application Deadline: February 28, 2023

Intern for AsAmNews
Earn college credit and valuable experience at AsAmNews. This internship is open until a qualified applicant is selected. Check back for details.

NBC News Summer Fellowships  
Paid summer internships with Comcast NBCUniversal in New York City or New Jersey are available for current students pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. Housing stipends are available.
Application Deadline: February 28, 2023

AAJA Sacramento Internship with The Sacramento Bee
In partnership with The Sacramento Bee, AAJA Sacramento is sponsoring a paid 10-week internship program for aspiring journalists. The program begins in May or June 2021. Applicants must be 2021 AAJA student members. Check back for details. 

AAJA New York will support the work of two budding photojournalists by providing each fellow a $5,000 grant as they use their camera to tell the stories of underrepresented communities in New York City, thanks to a grant from Johnson & Johnson. Check back for details. 
 
Sports Journalism Institute
One week of intensive training plus an eight-week paid sports journalism internship available upon completion.
The class of 2023 application is now available. Deadline extended to November 19, 2022.

Other Opportunities

AAJA Members may access other internships, fellowships, scholarships, grants through our Career Center, in partnership with Journalism Next. If you are an employer seeking to post diversity and inclusion opportunities to our members, please visit our Career Center. If you have questions about posting an opportunity on the Career Center, please reach out to support@aaja.org


For more details about AAJA’s opportunities and how to apply,
watch our scholarship information session

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