SAJA 2014 Journalism Scholarships

**The deadline for 2014 entry has passed. Winners will be notified by May 1.**


SAJA is pleased to offer up to $60,000 in scholarship and internship assistance this year to help students pursue their education and future careers in journalism.


If you will be a high school student, undergraduate, graduate student in Fall 2014, and you're pursuing a journalism career, here's your chance to get help with your educational expenses. The scholarship amounts typically range from $2,500-$5,000 each.

These annual monetary awards recognize the reporting abilities and commitment of emerging journalists. Students from across the United States, Canada and South Asia can apply for the awards. But applicants must be pursuing their education in a North American educational institution in Fall 2014.

Applicants must either be of South Asian origin or demonstrate a strong interest in covering South Asia and/or the diaspora.

The judging is conducted by SAJA professional members.

Applicants with financial hardship may be given special consideration. Recipients are expected to give back to SAJA by volunteering at the annual convention or at other events during the year. They also must provide an update of their journalistic endeavors and achievements at the conclusion of the academic year.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
The 2014 application is due at 11:59pm ET on March 9, 2014. Winners will be notified in April.

Please fill out the appropriate application:

SAJA High School Scholarship Application
http://bit.ly/1g8nIC3


SAJA Undergraduate Scholarship Application
http://bit.ly/1gg8xW4


SAJA Graduate Scholarship Application
http://bit.ly/1bHDRNL


Direct questions to students@saja.org

PLEASE NOTE: The SAJA Scholarships are made possible through generous contributions from individual and institutional donations. To donate to SAJA and help future scholarship classes, visit http://www.saja.org/donate




Meet Our 2013 Student Journalism Scholars

 
In 2013, SAJA is awarded a record $53,000 to help high school, undergraduate and graduate students fund their journalism education.

GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP - $5,000

Divya Jeswani Verma - City University of New York 

Mehboob Jeelani - Columbia University

Sarah Khuwaja - City University of New York

Muzhgan Mia Rasul - Columbia University

Mihir Zaveri - University of California-Berkeley

Angela Zonunpari - Syracuse University


UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP - $3,000

Fareeha Amir - University of Missouri

Samantha Noreyana Fernando - Ithaca College

Sabrina Ghaus - Tufts University

Sanaa Jatoi - Mount Holyoke College

Sarah Mahmood - Wellesley College

Priyanka Tilve - Northwestern University

 

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP - $2,500

Astha Agarwal - Newton South High School, Newton, Mass.

Shanze Tahir - Zionsville Community High School, Zionsville, Ind.


2013 Judging Committee: Ambreen Ali, CQ Roll Call; Jigar Mehta, Matter, Board member; Meena Thiruvengadam, freelance journalist; Pallavi Reddi, CNN; Aarti Virani, freelance journalist; Raahkee Mirchandani, New York Daily News; Sudeep Reddy, Wall Street Journal; Kiran Khalid, EP Shell Oil; Shefali Kulkarni, freelance, board member.


The SAJA Scholarships are made possible through generous contributions from the Krishna Kumar Gaur Scholarship Fund, the Arun I & Asmita Bhatia Foundation, and numerous individual and institutional donations. To donate to SAJA and help future scholarship classes, visit http://www.saja.org/donate.
 

 
 
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