Asian American Journalists Association Scholarships
(415) 346-2051

Each year, AAJA offers an array of scholarships to outstanding high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students. Students are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Commitment to the field of journalism.
  • Sensitivity to Asian American issues as demonstrated by community involvement.
  • Journalistic ability
  • Financial need

Different selection criteria and eligibility requirements may apply to some scholarships to reflect the spirit of each award. To date, AAJA has awarded more than $860, 000 in scholarship and internship funds to about 350 students and young professionals pursuing journalism careers.

JACL National Scholarship Awards

Japanese American Citizens League
1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

The JACL began its National Scholarship and Awards Program in 1946. The JACL recognizes education as a key to greater opportunities for its members and therefore offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $60,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide. The National Scholarship and Awards Program offers scholarships to entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, and creative & performing arts students. The National Scholarship and Awards Program also offers a student aid award. All scholarships are one-time awards.