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Newhouse Scholarship Program
Several $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in journalism and a career in print journalism. While the scholarship is open to all students, AAJA especially encourages applicants from historically underrepresented Asian Pacific American groups, including Vietnamese, Cambodians, Hmong and other Southeast Asians, South Asians, and Pacific Islanders. Newhouse Scholarship winners will be eligible for Summer internships with a Newhouse publication. Students are generally selected based on the following criteria: - commitment to the field of journalism - sensitivity to Asian American issues as demonstrated by community involvement - journalistic ability - scholastic ability - financial need
National AAJA Internship Grant
This $1,000 grant is given to a student working as an intern at a news organization. Students are generally selected based on the following criteria: - commitment to the field of journalism - sensitivity to Asian American issues as demonstrated by community involvement - journalistic ability - scholastic ability - financial need
Abe and Ester Hagiwara Student Aid Award
One-time award for students with strong financial need. Applicants will be evaluated as to whether they show need as well as whether they meet the requirements. Send self-addressed stamped envelope for application, specifying application category. Duration: 1 year. Ethnicity: Asian Japanese American
Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry Commission Continuing Education Scholarships And Fellowships
Summary: To provide financial assistance to Asian Americans interested in seeking ordination and serving in a ministry involving Asians in the Episcopal Church. Eligibility: This program is open to Asian students pursuing theological education, including diocesan programs as well as seminary education. Applicants must be a member of an Asian constituency in the Episcopal Church and have begun the process of seeking ordination through a local Episcopal diocese. Scholarships are presented only for full-time study. Financial data: The maximum scholarship is $4,000 per semester for seminary study and $2,500 per semester for diocesan theological study programs. Duration: 1 semester; renewable. Additional information: This program was established in 1991 as part of the Episcopal Legacy Fund for Scholarships Honoring the Memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Applications must include an essay indicating an understanding of the life and ministry of Dr. King. Number awarded: Varies each year.
Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry Theological Education Scholarships For Asian And Pacific Island Americans
Summary: To provide financial assistance to Asian and Pacific Island Americans interested in seeking ordination and serving in a ministry involving Asians and Pacific Islanders in the Episcopal Church. Eligibility: This program is open to Asian and Pacific Island students pursuing theological education, including diocesan programs as well as seminary education. Applicants must be a member of an Asian or Pacific Island constituency in the Episcopal Church and have begun the process of seeking ordination through a local Episcopal diocese. Scholarships are presented only for full-time study. Financial data: The maximum scholarship is $4,000 per semester for seminary study or $2,500 per semester for diocesan theological study programs. Duration: 1 semester; renewable. Additional information: This program was established in 1983 with a grant from undesignated funds received through the Venture in Mission Project. Additional funding was received from the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Number awarded: Varies each year.
Scholarships are provided for students to pursue higher education. Eligible applicants must: be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity; be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, legal permanent resident, or a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau; be a first-time, incoming college student in the fall of the current year; be enrolled full-time in a two or four-year program at a U.S. accredited college or university in the U.S., Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands for the upcoming school year (in the Freely Associated States, this includes the Community Colleges of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau); and have a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 2.7 or higher. Application address: APIASF c/o Scholarship Program Administrators, Inc. P.O. Box 23737 Nashville, TN 37202-3737
Lapiz Family Scholarship
General Information The Lapiz family members created the Lapiz Family Scholarship in honor of their parents, Apolonio and Arcadia Lapiz, who were farm workers, and to support students of farm working background who choose to pursue a college education at the University of California. The Lapiz Family Scholarship will award two $1,000 scholarships each year. Criteria # Full-time undergraduate student at a University of California campus (preference given to students at UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz) # Farm worker or the child of farm or migrant workers # Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale # Demonstrate merit and financial need # U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Awards
General Information The Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Awards annually honors two Asian Americans with significant academic accomplishments and the potential to advance to the highest leadership levels in higher education. The purpose of the awards is to support the recognition, professional development and advancement of Asian Americans as leaders of colleges and universities. Each award recipient receives an unrestricted grant of $10,000. The Asian Pacific Fund also sponsors a recognition program to publicize the work of the award recipient. This award honors the legacy of Chang-Lin Tien, the first Asian American to head a major U.S. research university as chancellor of UC Berkeley from 1990 to 1997. Criteria A candidate for the award must be Asian American, associated with a public or private college or university in the U.S., and be appointed at the level of dean, or a position of comparable responsibility or higher. Individuals affiliated with two-year colleges are not eligible for the award. In addition, the candidate should have demonstrated scholarly achievement and administrative experience, and be a well-regarded scholar recognized in his or her field. Candidates should value their American and Asian heritage (i.e., Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Vietnamese, other South Asians and other Southeast Asians, Pacific Islanders, and other Asian ethnic groups).
Ford Foundation, International Fellowships Program (IFP)
Fellowships target exceptional individuals, with academic talent and community leadership experience, from marginalized populations in developing nations. Fellows are drawn from social groups outside metropolitan centers that, historically, have had limited access to higher education. Type of study: Post-baccalaureate degree directly enhancing professional knowledge, career skills, and leadership capacity in a discipline or field corresponding to the Foundations areas of endeavor. Eligibility: Countries currently represented at the EWC: China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Check the Ford IFP web site www.fordifp.net for complete list of eligible countries. Provisions: Tuition and fees, graduate residence hall room costs, health insurance, book allowance, living stipend, family fund, professional enhancement fund, and round-trip airfare.
The Yellow Papers Scholarship
The Yellow Papers Scholarship is a one-time grant of $1,000 that can be applied to college tuition. The aim of our scholarship is to promote and share Asian American culture and stories from students across the country. There will be a total of five recipients.