AAJA is offeringÂ grants to offset costs for the upcoming UNITY convention in Las Vegas, as well as for professional development and ELP. Additionally, the DC chapter is offering scholarships for student members doing internships in Washington, D.C. this summer.
Application deadlines are fast-approaching so make sure you take advantage of these opportunities. Details enclosed below.
TheÂ S.F.Â Bay Area Chapter is awarding up toÂ 10Â grants of $300 each to help itsÂ members attend this yearâ€™s UNITY convention. To apply, Download UNITY convention grant application and send completed form to chapter board member Ellen Lee atÂ ellen.t.leeÂ [at] gmail [dot] com.
Current dues-paying full, associate and student members are eligible.Â The deadline to apply isÂ 5 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2012.
This yearâ€™s convention takes place at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas fromÂ August 1-4, 2012. The 5th quadrennial eventÂ willÂ center on digital training, connecting you with journalismâ€™s topÂ leaders and cutting-edge thinkers, and helping you take control ofÂ your career. There is no better place to connect with yourÂ AAJAÂ familyÂ than during the convention. This isÂ a historic gathering of journalists of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender journalists, media professionals, newsroom recruiters, journalism students and individuals who care about diversity and inclusion in news media.
ELP and Professional DevelopmentÂ grants
AAJA SF awards grants to help members cover the cost of the Executive Leadership Program as well as for professional development.
This year, we are awarding a total of $1,500 to chapter members planning to attend the Executive Leadership Program (ELP) Thursday, June 28 – Sunday, July 1, 2012 in New York. The grants are intended to help offset program or travel costs. Download an application and apply by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Send completed applications to chapter co-president Tomio Geron at tgeron [at] gmail [dot] com.
Our chapter also has a total of $1,500 available to chapter members participating in professional development programs. The money can be used to offset costs for social media workshops, journalism seminars — basically anything that might help you further yourself in the journalism field. Download an application here, and send completed applications to chapter co-president Tomio Geron at tgeron [at] gmail [dot] com.
DC student scholarships
The DC chapter of AAJA is offering two $1,000 scholarships for student members who are doing journalism internships in the Washington, D.C. area this summer.Â Download application form.
The deadline to apply is Friday, May 4.