09 Apr AAJA Seattle Offers Three Scholarships (deadline: May 1)
Up to $2,500 and other scholarships are available to students studying journalism in the fall. The Seattle chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association seeks applicants for three scholarship opportunities for college journalism students, recent graduates and soon-to-be graduates.
Students attending college in the fall can apply for the Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship. College students and recent graduates who also are members of the Seattle chapter of AAJA also qualify for the Foundersâ€™ Scholarship, which covers a student registration for the 2010 AAJA National Convention, and for a scholarship for classes or other fees at 911 Media Arts Center in Seattle.
Eligibility requirements for the three opportunities are listed below.
The deadline to apply is May 1, but donâ€™t delay! Download the application at the AAJA Seattle chapter Web site here. You can join AAJA at http://www.aaja.org/membership/join/
About the scholarships:
Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship: Since its inception in 1986, more than 100 students from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds have received grants to support their studies. This program awards up to $2,500 in scholarship money to students who intend to pursue careers in journalism. Eligible applicants are students who will attend a college or university in Washington in the fall and Washington state residents or seniors attending a high school in Washington who will attend an accredited college or university in the fall.
Foundersâ€™ Scholarship: The Foundersâ€™ Scholarship was established in 2000 to honor Frank Abe, Ron Chew and Lori Matsukawa, who founded the AAJA Seattle chapter in 1985. The scholarship covers a student registration fee for the 2010 AAJA National Convention, which will be Aug. 4-7 in Los Angeles. A small stipend for travel and accommodations is available. For more information about the convention, click here.
AAJA Seattle/911 Media Arts Student Scholarship:Â AAJA Seattle has partnered with the 911 Media Arts Center, the stateâ€™s premiere non-profit in new media art and documentary film, to help members looking to develop digital media skills. Though this partnership, the chapter will award two scholarships in 2010 to AAJA Seattle student members for up to $500 in costs of a recipientâ€™s classes, computer lab and rental fees at the 911 Media Arts Center in Seattleâ€™s University District.
Click here to download a copy of the application. Deadline for all three scholarships is May 1. For more information contact scholarship co-chair Venice Buhain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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