AAJA Vincent Chin Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$500

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 21

Sunday
Awarded By:

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
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 undergraduate college student to apply for this undergraduate award.
  3. Must demonstrate journalistic excellence and a strong interest in pursuing journalism as a career.
  4. Must have a sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues.
  5. Must enroll full time.
  6. Must study at an accredited institution in the United States.

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

Description: This award is available for U.S. and international undergraduate college students who are pursuing a career in journalism. Students must have a sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues.

Application requirements for the AAJA Vincent Chin Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Resume
  • Work samples
Additional Information: Recipients are selected based on the following criteria: academic achievement, demonstrated journalistic ability, financial need, commitment to the field of journalism and/or sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues. Please note: AAJA membership is encouraged for all applicants, and is required for scholarship recipients. Students may apply for AAJA membership online. Student memberships are $25 per year.

Award Amount: $500 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, April 21

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, April 21

Applications are available on the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) website. The applicant must submit the following: the completed application; a resume; his/her official school transcripts (may not be sent separately); two letters of recommendation from professionals who are familiar with his/her academic and/or journalism work; an essay of 500 words or less addressing the topic listed on the application; and work samples (vary based on major; see below for details). Photojournalism applicants must submit a portfolio containing no more than 10 entries (a picture story is considered one entry). Entries may be black and white ot color prints, slides, clippings, uploaded, or links to URLs. Complete caption information must be attached securely to the back of each entry. Published and unpublished photographs will be considered. Print journalism applicants must scans of up to four articles on 8.5" x 11" paper. Applicants should not send tearsheets or term papers. Broadcast journalism-radio applicants must send up to three stories (with a total length of less than 10 minutes). Broadcast journalism-television applicants must send up to three stories (with a total length of less than 10 minutes). All application materials must be submitted online by the deadline date.
Contact: Justin Seiter
Address: Asian American Journalists Assocation 5 Third St., Suite 1108 San Francisco, California 94103

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