Asian American College Grants
Asian American Journalists Association
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) was founded in 1981 by a few Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) journalists who felt a need to support one another and to encourage more Asian American and Pacific Islanders to pursue journalism at a time when there were few Asian American and Pacific Islander faces in the media. To encourage more Asian American and Pacific Islander journalist, AAJA and AAPI provide scholarship and internship to student who want to join this field
The scholarships offered by AAJA are for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students. Awards range from $1,000 to $25,000. Students are selected based on the following criteria: commitment to the field of journalism; sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues; journalistic ability; scholastic ability; and financial need. Since its inception, AAJA has awarded more than $1.2 million in scholarships and internships to more than 500 students pursuing a career in journalism.
The internships offered by AAIA AAJA currently offers the Stanford Chen Internship Grant, AAJA/Chicago Tribune Print and New Media Internship Grant, and the AAJA Internship Grant for Broadcast.
Asian Cultural Council
The Asian Cultural Council is a foundation supporting cultural exchange in the visual and performing arts between the United States and Asia.
Fellowships to individuals constitute the central feature of the ACC's grant program, the emphasis being on awards to artists, scholars and specialists from Asia for research, study and creative work in the United States. Some grants are also made to Americans pursuing similar activities in Asia and to educational and cultural institutions engaged in projects of special significance to Asian-American exchange.
In addition, the Asian Cultural Council awards a small number of grants in support of regional exchange activities within Asia.