AAJA Sports Journalism Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 31, 2021

Sunday
Awarded By:

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Number of awards offered varies.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a current college sophomore, junior, or senior.
  3. Must demonstrate an interest in sports journalism as a career.
  4. Must study at an accredited institution in the United States.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational and professional organization. At present, it has more than 1,500 members across the United States and Asia. Since its founding, AAJA has been at the forefront of change in the journalism industry. The Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship honors its namesake. Al Young is an award-winning journalist who blazed many trails for Asian American sports journalists. He is the nation’s first Asian American sportswriter at a metro daily. He is also the first Asian American to cover the NFL as the New Haven Register beat writer for the New York Giants and Jets. The AAJA Sports Task Force is pleased to offer a scholarship of up to $2,000 to current college students interested in pursuing sports journalism/media as a career through the Al Young Sports Journalism scholarship.

Application requirements for the AAJA Sports Journalism Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Official Transcript
  • Essay
  • Photo
  • Writing samples/clips (up to 7)
Additional Information: AJA student membership is encouraged for all applicants and required for the selected scholarship recipients. Applicants must show their journalistic excellence, a strong interest in pursuing sports journalism as a career. Selected scholarship recipients must commit to a minimum of five hours of volunteer work for the AAJA Sports Task Force. Applicants must also be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time with at least 12 credit units each semester at a junior college or university located in the United States. And, must be currently taking or planning to take journalism courses and/or pursuing sports journalism as a career. Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated journalistic ability, financial need, and commitment to the field of sports journalism.

Award Amount: Up to $2,000 per award.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, January 31, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, January 31, 2021

Submit electronically no later than deadline date.
Contact: Justin Seiter
Address: Asian American Journalists Assocation 5 Third St., Suite 1108 San Francisco, California 94103

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