Every year, AAJA SF awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to outstanding high school seniors and college students who live in or attend school in the Bay Area and who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism. Students are judged based on their journalistic ability, commitment to journalism, sensitivity to Asian Pacific American issues, financial need and scholastic achievement.

Apply for our 2014 scholarships by filling out this online form. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:59pm PST.

If you have questions about the scholarship program, contact coordinators Ling Woo Liu at lingl@advancingjustice.org and Donna Tam at donnaytam@gmail.com.

Congratulations to the 2013 winners:

Mihir Zaveri, UC Berkeley
Yousur Alhlou, UC Berkeley
Lauren Kawana, UC Berkeley
Samantha Masunaga, UC Berkeley
Sara Hayden, Stanford University
Shwanika Narayan, Columbia University

A special thanks to our 2013 judges: Benny Evangelista – San Francisco Chronicle tech reporter; Eric Louie – freelance writer and former writer for the Contra Costa Times; and Tue Nam Ton, photographer/studio owner and former photographer for the Contra Costa Times.

We want to thank everyone for supporting our annual fundraisers by attending the events, bringing family and friends, donating, volunteering or bidding on silent auction items. This scholarship program would not be possible without your support and the support of our event sponsors.