The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is partnering with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism to provide fellowships to four AAJA student members to be able to attend the AAJA National Convention. Each scholarship winner will be awarded $750 from this Columbia grant.

The Columbia Journalism School Student Fellowship expands the university’s and AAJA’s mutual goal of providing future journalists the ability to attend the national convention to network with fellow students, professionals and employers; receive training by participating in convention workshops, panels and speaking events; and learn about trends in journalism that will better prepare them for successful careers.

The scholarships will help offset registration, travel, lodging and meal costs for students during the convention week. Selected students may also be invited to meet with Columbia Journalism School representatives and to attend Columbia-sponsored events during the convention.


Please check back for more information on applications for 2021.

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    • Applicants must be committed to AAJA’s mission
    • Applicants must have an active AAJA membership (Subject to verification)
    • Applicants must demonstrate a dedication to journalism and a strong interest in pursuing journalism as a career
    • Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) in undergraduate or graduate school and either taking or planning to take courses in journalism or media studies
    • Currently enrolled Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism students are not eligible to apply
    • Students may apply for both this opportunity and to Voices. However, students who are selected as participants for Voices will no longer be eligible for a Columbia Journalism School fellowship.