Apply for a Broadcast News Internship Grant for a chance to be awarded up to $1,000 toward your summer internship expenses. These two AAJA Broadcast News Grants support Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) pursuing journalism careers in broadcasting, an industry where AAPIs continue to be underrepresented.
There are two broadcast internship grants, the Sam Chu Grant and the Lloyd LaCuesta Grant.
Must be a full-time college student or have graduated within the last year.
Must have secured a summer internship before applying.
The stipend must be used for living expenses and/or transportation during your internship. Grantees will be required to sign a waiver acknowledging this.
- Must be a current AAJA student member.
- Letter of recommendation
- Letter verifying your internship
- A brief statement explaining your financial need
- Answer to this question: In 250 words or less, state why you want to pursue a career in broadcast journalism, what you hope to gain from your internship experience, and why AAJA’s mission is important to you.
One internship grant in the amount of $500 will be awarded to a student broadcaster in honor of the late Sam Chu Lin. This grant is open to journalists working in local TV news.
Sam Chu Lin was among the first Asian American male reporters on network television, and during his long journalism career he was on air with CBS News, KOOL-TV in Phoenix and KTTV-TV and KTLA-TV, both in Los Angeles. He also worked as a radio reporter and wrote articles on Asian American affairs. Chu Lin was the 2007 recipient of AAJA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which is given to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the principles of journalism and Asian American Pacific Islander issues. In addition to his AAJA award, he has also received awards from The Associated Press, United Press International, The Greater Los Angeles Press Club and the Radio and Television News Association.
One grant in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to an aspiring male television broadcaster from the Lloyd LaCuesta Scholarship Fund. This internship grant of $1,000 will be awarded to an aspiring AAPI male television broadcaster who has secured a summer internship at a local TV news station. The funds are to help pay for expenses related to the internship.
Lloyd LaCuesta recently retired after being the South Bay Bureau chief of KTVU. Prior to joining KTVU, he was the writer/editor for KNX/CBS Radio in Los Angeles and writer/producer for KABC-TV in Los Angeles and KGO-TV in San Francisco. Throughout his career, he has won Emmy Awards, received honors from the Peninsula Press Club, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Associated Press. A past president of AAJA, he received AAJA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.
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