All-Expense-Paid College Journalism Program + Scholarships & Internships for Asian American students

Only one week left to apply for Voices 2018!

Please pass along the info to your students and network. A reminder that Voices is AAJA’s ALL-EXPENSES-PAID college journalism program and the deadline to apply is Sunday, March 25.

We also have a listing of scholarship and internship grants currently available to students. Please see the respective deadlines below.

Check out the scholarship website –

  • Intern for AsAmNews: Earn college credit and valuable experience at AsAmNews. This internship is open until a qualified applicant is selected.
  • 2018 N3Con Columbia Journalism School Student Fellowship: Three $750 fellowships available for current students to offset costs for registration, travel, accommodations and meals for AAJA-Asia’s 2018 N3Con: New.Now.Next. Media Conference in Hong Kong. The application deadline is March 30, 2018.
  • Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship: In partnership with Facebook, AAJA will award five scholarships of $10,000 each to juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing a degree in digital media/journalism/communications. The application deadline is April 8, 2018.
  • Columbia Journalism School Student Fellowship: Five $750 fellowships available for current students to offset costs for registration, travel, accommodations and meals for the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston. The application deadline is April 15, 2018.
  • Stanford Chen Internship Grant: $1,750 available to offset living expenses and costs for college juniors, seniors and graduate students in journalism who have secured a summer 2018 internship. The application deadline is April 22, 2018.
  • William Woo Print and Online News Internship Grant: $1,000 available to support students and recent graduates who have secured a print or online news internship for the summer of 2018. The application deadline is April 22, 2018.
  • Broadcast News Internship Grants: Up to $1,000 offered to support an Asian American male who has secured a broadcast news internship for the summer of 2018 through the Lloyd LaCuesta internship grant fund; and up to $250 offered to a student with a 2018 summer broadcast news internship through the Sam Chu Lin internship grant fund. The application deadline is April 22, 2018
  • CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship: $5,000 available to graduating high school seniors and college students who are passionate about journalism. This grant pays for educational costs and travel to the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston. The application deadline is April 22, 2018.

  • Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship: Up to $2,000 available to current college students, graduate students and graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing journalism as a career. The application deadline is April 22, 2018.

Taco Bell Foundation’s Scholarship



That’s right! The Live Más Scholarship is not based on your grades or how well you play sports. No essays, no test scores, no right or wrong answers. We’re looking for the next generation of innovators, creators and dreamers.


In 2018, the Taco Bell Foundation will be awarding $3 million in Live Más Scholarships. $1 million will be awarded through our new applicant program, $1.5 million through our renewal program for previous recipients, and $500,000 through our program for Taco Bell restaurant employees.


Create an account and submit a video (2 minutes or less in length) that tells us the story of your life’s passion. It could be a short film, animation or just a simple testimonial. This is not about how well you can make a film – we just want you to show us your passion and explain why you should be considered for a Live Más Scholarship.


You don’t have to be an aspiring filmmaker – you just have to showcase your passion.


Think about filming this video on your phone, computer, tablet, your school or library’s computer lab, or on any other MP4 video enabled camera to which you have access. Your video must be 2 minutes or less to ensure it’s easy to upload to the application.

Harvard’s Abrams Nieman Fellowship for Local Investigative Journalism

The Abrams Nieman Fellowship for Local Investigative Journalism

The Abrams Nieman Fellowship for Local Investigative Journalism was created to bolster deeply reported local and regional news stories in underserved communities throughout the United States.

Funded by the Abrams Foundation, the fellowship in the 2018-19 academic year will fund up to three Nieman Fellowships for U.S. journalists who cover news in areas of the United States where resources are scarce. The fellowship additionally will fund up to nine months of fieldwork at the fellow’s home news organization after two semesters at Harvard – or in the case of freelance journalists, a newsroom partner. During the fieldwork period, the Abrams Nieman Fellows may expand or develop an investigative project that will provide better, more in-depth coverage of issues important to the communities they serve.

This pilot fellowship program grows out of a shared belief by the Nieman Foundation and the Abrams Foundation that public service fact-based local and regional investigative journalism is a vital component in a healthy democracy and is in need of new and creative means of support.

At Harvard, the Abrams Nieman Fellows will acquire new knowledge and skills, broaden their understanding of issues important to their communities, build leadership potential and develop an extensive network of expert contacts and potential collaborators in preparation of their fieldwork. The fellowship in broader terms is designed to strengthen journalism in some newsrooms that lack the means to support deep investigations important to local communities.

During their fieldwork, the Abrams Nieman Fellows will work on a public service reporting project for their home news organization and participate in specialized journalism education. During this time, the Abrams Nieman Fellows will return to Harvard University periodically and may create materials and content for Nieman Foundation publications. The fellows may also learn new skills such as audience development and engagement; database journalism; digital storytelling; FOIA requests and research, narrative reporting; and investigative tools and techniques.

The Abrams Nieman Fellowship additionally will provide opportunities for the fellows to build a support network of local journalists looking to collaborate on long-term reporting projects. Journalists who apply for the fellowship may be working on a project they wish to expand in some new way, or make plans to develop a new project during their fieldwork. Nieman alumni, many of whom have produced award-winning investigative work in small markets, will serve as advisors to the Abrams Nieman Fellows.

Candidates for the fellowship must be working journalists with at least five years of full-time media experience. Print, radio, TV and online editors and journalists are all eligible, as are freelancers. The application deadline for the 2018-19 Abrams Nieman Fellowships is Feb. 15, 2018. Information about the application process is available on the How to Apply webpage.

Applicants for the Abrams Nieman Fellowship will be required to provide a short (no more than 500 words) fieldwork proposal.

Those who work within a news organization must request a letter of support for the fieldwork project from their employer. The employer also must state the intent of the news organization to permit the applicant to work on the project for the duration of the fieldwork period. If the immediate supervisor who is writing one of the three letters of recommendation will also submit the letter of support, that person may do so within a single letter.

Freelance applicants are not required to have a letter of support but will be asked to indicate potential partner organizations for their fieldwork project.

AAJA Scholarship & Internship Opportunities for College Students

Dear Teachers, Faculty and Friends,
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is now accepting applications for various scholarship and fellowship opportunities for journalism students, including our signature college and graduate-level journalism program VOICES, an all-expenses-paid training fellowship program. The clock is ticking, so take advantage and share the opportunities below with your students!

For a complete list of AAJA scholarships, grants and internship opportunities, please visit our website. Applicants do not have to identify as Asian American to apply for most of our opportunities.

Questions? Please contact Justin Seiter, AAJA Program Coordinator, at
Apply for VOICES 2018
VOICES is an all-expenses-paid, week-long program open to college students of all ethnicities and backgrounds. Selected students will be mentored by professional journalists and will work on projects during the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston, TX. Travel and lodging to the convention is covered for the selected students. Apply by Sunday, March 25.


2018 Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship
The AAJA Sports Task Force offers a $2,000 scholarship to support the college tuition of a student pursuing a career in sports journalism. Apply by Wednesday, January 10.
2018 NBC News Summer Fellowship
The AAJA/NBC News Summer Fellowship offers students a full-time, paid experience with one of the world’s leading news divisions. Fellows will have the opportunity to join The Today Show, Nightly News with Lester Holt, Dateline, MSNBC or CNBC. Housing stipends are available for selected candidates. Apply by Thursday, February 21.

Call for Applications, the 2017 Angkor Photo Workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Deadline:  15th July 2017, 5pm (GMT+7)
Open to: photographers from this countries
Venue: 3– 12 December 2017 in Siem Reap, Cambodia


The Angkor Photo Workshop is an annual tuition-free professional workshop aimed at nurturing emerging talent from Asia. Each year, 30 participants are selected from across the region to join us in Siem Reap, Cambodia, for an intensive week-long workshop conducted by international professional photographers who volunteer their time and expertise to be a part of this initiative.

Participants will expected to complete one photo story each during the workshop, and will be guided by their tutors through all stages – from conceptualizing story ideas and refining your photographic approach, to improving your techniques and the final, important step of picture editing. We believe in diversity and originality, and we want you to develop your own unique photographic style and vision.


In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be either a student or professional photographer of Asian nationality with less than 5 years of professional experience.
  • The workshop will be conducted in English.
  • Participants will have to bring their own digital DSLR camera and laptop.
  • Participants should be able to use basic photo editing software (eg: Lightroom, Photoshop, Aperture etc.)


  • The workshop is tuition-free, with no application fee.
  • Accommodation will be provided from 2nd December – 12th December, 2017. (Checkout on 13th December)
  • Participants have to make their own travel arrangements to Siem Reap, Cambodia.
  • Visa fees and transport expenses are not provided.


Read this Application Guide & F.A.Q. first. Incomplete or incorrectly-filled forms will not be accepted.
 Application is done via our online form – click the Application Form tab above to access the form.
 The form will request for: a Brief CV/Resume, a Personal Statement (max 250 words), and a Portfolio of Work.

[ BRIEF CV / RESUME – What to include]

For Students:
 Course and institution of study
 Expected year of graduation
 Any previous photography workshops/internships/courses attended

For Professionals:
 Details on current and previous professional experience (including freelance and internships)
 Any previous photography workshops/internships/courses attended


 We want to get to know you better. Tell us about your experience with photography, and why you would like to attend our workshop. (Maximum 250 words).


Your portfolio of work should reflect your vision and style as a photographer.
• Filename: All images should include your full name. (Eg: Amy_Tan_001.jpg)
• Number of images: Minimum 12 – Maximum 20 photos per portfolio
• Image Size: 2,000 pixels on longer side / 72dpi / JPG format / Medium quality (8)

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:

The official web-page.

Call for Applications, StratCom Youth Academy 2017 in Riga, Latvia

Deadline:  5 June 2017
Open to: participants between the ages of 20 and 27 years old, linked to any ATA/YATA chapter
Venue: 5– 6 July, 2017 in Riga, Latvia


Stratcom Youth Academy 2017 is a unique possibility for future leaders to raise awareness about the concept and current trends of strategic communications and the role of media in the modern politics. The Academy will be taking place simultaneously with one of the leading strategic communications forums in Europe organized by the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence “The Riga StratCom Dialogue 2017” ( Riga StratCom Dialogue 2017 will bring together experts, policy-makers, academics, and practitioners to create an in-depth discussion on how rapid changes in communications are affecting all sectors of our global society. This is one of the leading conferences currently focusing on strategic communications issues of utmost importance to NATO allies.

Rapid development of internet technologies has not only provided policy makers with numerous opportunities to communicate with society but also posed new challenges of sustaining domestic and international peace and security. Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, possible interference in the election processes in the USA and European countries, growth of populism and far right ideologies and also the activities of DAESH in the internet domain to radicalize and recruit have forced policy and decision makers to reflect on the ways how different media platforms can be used to achieve goals that are aimed against democratic states. Disinformation environment (propaganda and fake/biased news websites and networks used to distribute this disinformation) has helped gain control over large groups of people and create obstacles for national and transnational security.

Throughout four days, participants will have a chance to enhance their understanding of pivotal aspects of strategic communication, engage in workshops and meet and interact with prominent political and public figures by partly attending “The Riga StratCom Dialogue 2017” on 5-6 July, 2017.

The topics of the Stratcom Youth Academy 2017 will cover:

  • Concept of strategic communication and its current trends;
  • Russia’s propaganda – from soft power tools to annexation of Crimea;
  • Election information wars – rise of populism and far right wing in Europe and the USA;
  • Media platforms in the hands of DAESH – challenges and opportunities;
  • topics covered by the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence conference “The Riga StratCom Dialogue 2017”.


In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • 20-27 years old;
  • Active members or volunteers in any ATA/YATA chapter (highly preferable);
  • Fluent in English;
  • Interested in foreign policy and security issues;
  • Highly motivated to attend Stratcom Youth Academy 2017 and “The Riga StratCom Dialogue.” conference.


Participation fee: 200 EUR that includes:

  • Accommodation for 5 nights in Albert Hotel (2 persons in one room);
  • Meals during event;
  • Coffee breaks;
  • Transportation between conference venue and National Library of Latvia;
  • Farewell dinner;
  • Tour in Riga;

Participation fee for Latvian participants: 75 EUR that includes:

  • Meals during event;
  • Coffee breaks;
  • Transportation between conference venue and National Library of Latvia;
  • Farewell dinner;
  • Tour in Riga;

A limited number of scholarships are available for participants who are able to demonstrate their financial need as well as ability to bring relevant expertise and diverse perspectives to the conference.

Please note that travel costs are not included in the participation fee and are expected to be taken care of participants themselves.


In order to apply for the event, please fill out the application form for Stratcom Youth Academy 2017 and submit it with uploaded required documents.

Additionally to CV and Motivation letter, due to given chance to attend high level NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence event “The Riga StratCom Dialogue ” that is upon invitations only, applicants are asked to submit 5 most popular narratives in their countries that denigrate NATO – its concept, policies, missions, future goals etc.

In order to apply, register HERE.

Deadline is June 5, 2017

Results will be announced on June 7, 2017

If you have any questions, contact with Ms Sabine Stala via email:

The official web-page.


Join the OpenVillage/LOTE6 festival 2017 in Brussels

Deadline:  ongoing
Open to: anyone with a story of an open and participatory project of health/social care
Fellowship:  Up to 15000 Euro


We believe that the future of health and social care is community-based and participatory. We are committed to the idea that care should not necessarily be handed down from institutions to the people but can emerge organically from the people according to their needs.

The OpenVillage Festival is a highly participatory festival showcasing working solutions and demos produced by community members, as well as pathways for working together towards their sustainability. It will take place on October 19-21, 2017 in Brussels and represents the culmination of the OpenCare 18 month research that involves hundreds of original initiatives.

Aiming to deepen community collaboration, during April – May 2017, the SCImPULSE Foundation will appoint 3 “students” to support communication and engagement for the OpenVillage. We use “students” in the Latin sense, of people that will apply themselves to the subject, as fellows of SCImPULSE Foundation, and not in any sense as an indication of career status.


We will consider individuals who have demonstrated an interest in and alignment with Diy Welfare (referred to as “opencare”) in the following ways (each item will receive a score from 0 the minimum, to 5 the maximum, which will be summed to define the final score used to choose the winners):

  • are registered on and have contributed a story on the OpenCare community page. NB: All the stories already submitted in 2016 and 2017 are being considered.
  • are operating at the grassroots level or are heavily interacting with such groups
  • Are open in their work, use of methodology, technology, results (public and transparent communication, open processes for participation, commons licensing, open source code etc.)
  • their contribution is validated in positive responses by their peers in the opencare community (as seen from the Comments section)
  • have storytelling and content production skills for presenting the opencare initiatives to various community groups and audiences
  • demonstrate willingness to collaborate with others and use online environments for communication, engagement, documentation of work and social media


  • A bursary appointment: Up to 15000 Euro to reimburse your working time, distributed on the basis of winners’ financial needs
  • A travel budget: Up to 5000 Euro, to be authorized in advance by due justification.


  1. Connect with other participants by reading their stories at the bottom of this page, and offering ideas or advice in the form of thoughtful comments.
  2. Think about a theme, session or exhibit on community care, that you would like to curate for the OpenVillage (see the first proposal here).
  3. Write a post containing your proposal in our shared workspace.

In order to apply, register HERE.

There is no deadline for the applications, but the sooner you start and complete your application, the higher your chances – we will consider them on the rolling basis!

For more information come to our weekly online community gatherings on Wednesdays at 18:00 CET here or contact

The official web-page.