AAJA and the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) are proud to offer this joint scholarship to foster the next generation of journalists. Candidates will be judged on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated academic ability, commitment to the field of journalism, and an awareness of AAPI issues. The deadline for applications is January 16, 2024. 


    1. $3,000 scholarship to be used for tuition, room and board, books, and other educational expenses
    2. Invitation to a luncheon with the members of the WHCA
    3. Matched with a volunteer mentor from among the White House press corps for a year, starting at the time of the luncheon.
    4. Invitation as a guest to attend the WHCA annual dinner. Travel and other costs beyond the dinner ticket are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

Questions? Email support@aaja.org.

  • Must be an AAJA student member
  • Must be a current college student enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • Resume
  • School transcript
  • Proof of identification
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Work samples
  • A brief statement explaining financial need
  • Answers to the following questions:
  • Describe any involvement or interest you have in the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. If you were awarded an AAJA scholarship, propose how you would contribute to the field of journalism and media issues involving the AAPI community.
  • In 500 words, what do you hope to gain from a mentorship with a White House press corps member?
  • If you could ask any question at a White House Press briefing, what would you ask and why?
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