Scholarship, Internship, Internship Grant and Fellowship Opportunities

AAJA offers scholarships and grants worth more than $20,000 every year. These opportunities have different deadlines and criteria, so please read the individual descriptions carefully. 

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

Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships

White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarship $3,000  
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 16, 2024

Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship $2,000
Available to currently enrolled undergraduate students of Asian American-Pacific Islander descent pursuing sports journalism/media as a career; funded by the AAJA Sports Task Force and an annual contribution from Al Young. 
Application Deadline: February 15, 2024

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. 
Application Deadline: January 16, 2024

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 Deadline: February 15, 2024

IJA / AAJA Pacific Islander Scholarship $5,000
The Indigenous Journalists Association (IJA) and AAJA’s AAJA Pacific Islander Task Force with support from The Omidyar Group, offers two $5,000 scholarships to help offset the cost of internships, tuition, student loans or journalism training. These scholarships are intended to help Indigenous peoples of the Pacific, particularly Polynesians, Micronesians and Melanesians, pursue careers in journalism, especially in the U.S. and U.S.-affiliated Pacific islands.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

Jimmie & Suey Fong Yee Grants $2,000
Two $2,000 grants available for a current student and a recent graduate pursuing sports journalism to offset costs for registration, travel, accommodations and meals for AAJA’s annual National Convention.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2024

Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship $2,000
This scholarship awards $2,000 to a graduating high school senior who will be attending a college or university to pursue a journalism career. A winner will be selected based on academic and journalistic achievement, financial need, commitment to journalism and/or sensitivity to AAPI issues.
Application Deadline: January 16, 2024

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: February 15, 2024

Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship $1,500
Available to current student journalists for writing about the legacy of Vincent Chin in essay form.
Application Deadline: March 21, 2024

Internship Grants

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: April 22, 2024

Stanford Chen Internship Grant $1,500 
Available to offset living expenses and costs for college juniors, seniors and graduate students in journalism who have secured a summer internship.
Application Deadline: April 22, 2024

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 21, 2024


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. 
Application Deadline: January 16, 2024

Internship opportunities available in New York City, Fort Lauderdale, FL and remote are open to students who will be juniors, seniors or master’s students in the fall of 2024.
Application Deadline: February 14, 2024

NBCU Academy 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: Check back for details

AAJA Sports Task Force-Bleacher Report Social Content Internship
With exposure to the DEI resources at WBD, the selected intern will be dedicated to the B/R Social Content team and paired with a mentor to guide them through navigating the sports industry, aligning with the AAJA STF mission. In conjunction with the paid internship, the selected candidate will be receiving a $5000 AAJA STF x B/R scholarship. 
Application Deadline: February 15, 2024

AAJA Sports Task Force-ESPN Summer Internship
ESPN and the AAJA Sports Task Force are offering a joint paid internship for college sports journalism students as the ESPN Universal News Group Intern in the summer of 2024. 
Application Deadline: February 15, 2024

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. Applicants must be current AAJA student members. 
Application Deadline: March 15, 2024 

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

Sports Journalism Institute
One week of intensive training plus an eight-week paid sports journalism internship available upon completion.
Application Deadline: November 3, 2023

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

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

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