Stanford Chen Internship Grant

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Application Deadline

April 7

Awarded By:

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)

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

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

Description: Current college juniors/seniors, and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism are eligible for this grant. Students must have secured an internship at a small- to medium-size company for print, online, broadcast or photography work.

Application requirements for the Stanford Chen Internship Grant are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Verification of internship
  • Fin. need statement
Additional Information: The stipend will be used to defray the cost of living expenses, pay for transportation to the internship site or supplement low-paying or unpaid internships. The focus of the grants will be aiding interns in small to medium-size newspapers or broadcast stations throughout the country. One of three grants will be awarded to a resident of the Pacific Northwest where Stan Chen spent a significant time as a journalist and mentor. Applicants must be an intern or have been accepted into a journalism internship program with a print broadcast company. Daily circulation for print companies must be under 100,000. For broadcast, markets 50 to 100 will be eligible.

Award Amount: $1,750 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,750.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, April 7

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, April 7

Applications are available on the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) website. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit a 200-word essay on the topic listed, one letter of recommendation, verification of his/her secured internship, and a brief statement justifying financial need. Applications must be submitted 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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