LA Area College Students - Apply for a $2,500 AAJA-LA Journalism Scholarship
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August 12, 2015
Don't miss this great opportunity! The deadline is September 25, 2015!
The Asian American Journalists Association, Los Angeles is pleased to announce its annual scholarship competition.
From its inception in 1981 as our organization’s founding chapter, AAJA-LA has been committed to supporting the next generation of journalists. Through the years, the chapter has made the scholarship program the centerpiece of its fundraising efforts.
The program also serves as a way to connect our past and future. In addition to several general awards, the chapter gives two scholarships in memory of early members of our chapter: the Sam Chu Lin Memorial Scholarship, given to a promising broadcast student, and the Peter Imamura Memorial Scholarship, with preference given to a student who is from the Inland Empire or who demonstrates special financial need.
Our 2014 scholarship winners included students with varied experiences in audio, print, multimedia and web: Karin Chan (UCLA), Jennifer Crane (UCLA), Anastassia Olmos (USC), Cameron Quon (USC), Kevin Tsukii(USC) and Vivian Vu (Chapman University).
- Students who are committed to AAJA’s mission and demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing journalism as a career.
- Full-time students who are enrolled in colleges and universities in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties and taking journalism or related courses and pursuing careers in journalism.
- Membership in AAJA is encouraged for all applicants and required for those selected to receive scholarships. For membership information, go to www.aaja.org.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges led by Henry Fuhrmann, chapter co-treasurer and assistant managing editor at the Los Angeles Times.
All materials may be submitted online at http://aaja-la.org/scholarship-application-form/; they must be received by midnight PST Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.
— AAJA-LA Board of Directors
The Asian American Journalists Association, Los Angeles chapter sponsors scholarships, fellowships and training for students and mid-career professional journalists throughout the year. The training opportunities change from year to year, and have included internships at television and print outlets. For example, In 2011, students were on the red carpet to shoot and produce an on-camera broadcast story. They produced a video and blogged about their hands on training covering a Hollywood premiere.
Photos below: Stepfanie Aguilar photographs a Hollywood red carpet event. (top)
Stepfanie Aguilar with AAJA-LA board member Suzanne Joe Kai reviewing footage from red carpet event. Photo by Evonne Liew (bottom)