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. 

Fellows receive up to $1,000 for any leadership or management development, including AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program and Catalyst. The fellowship money can be used for registration fees, tuition and expenses such as transportation, meals and hotel stays. Applications must be received at least three weeks before expenses are due.

Please check back in 2023 for applications to re-open. 

About Dinah Eng

Dinah Eng, contributing writer for Fortune Magazine, is the founding director of AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program. She headed the establishment of ELP in 1995 when she was AAJA president. Since then, more than 500 AAJA members have graduated from the program with surveys showing that 55 percent of graduates receive at least one promotion at their company or at a new company after completing ELP.

The ELP class of 2018

Application

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION AT LEAST 3 WEEKS BEFORE PAYMENT IS DUE FOR THE PROGRAM OR EVENT YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING. ALL REQUIRED MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE TO BE CONSIDERED.

Qualifications:

To qualify for the Dinah Eng Leadership Fellowship, each applicant must:

1) Be a current, dues-paying AAJA member

2) Demonstrate leadership potential, or currently hold a management position

3) Must have a serious interest in continuing pursuing journalism as a career.

Note: Candidates must commit to submitting a post for the AAJA website at the end of their training experience that highlights how the fellowship advanced them along their career path.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS AND PRESS BY YEAR