CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is glad to announce the CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship Program. The program is available to graduating high school senior or current college student. This scholarship program intended to encourage students to pursue journalism as a career.$5,000 will go towards the student’s college education and also receive travel, lodging and registration to attend AAJA’s national annual convention July 26 – 29, 2017 in Philadelphia.

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational and professional organization with more than 1,600 members across the United States and Asia. It’s mission To provide encouragement, information, advice and scholarship assistance to AAPI students who aspire to professional journalism careers.


To be eligible, the student must meet the all following criteria:

  • Applicants must be committed to AAJA’s mission.
  • Applicants must be a graduating high school senior that has been accepted to a U.S. college (proof of acceptance required) or a currently enrolled college student.
  • AAJA membership is not required for the application but if selected, the student must sign up for student membership.

How to Apply:

To be applying for the scholarship, the candidates can submit the on-line application form and submit all required supporting documents through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

You will be required to submit the following:

  • One copy of an official high school or college transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation from a professional who is familiar with your academic and/or journalism work (a counselor, professor, etc.)
  • Work samples (in PDF, JPG or link formats)

Submitting Details:

Financial Aid and Award Money:     

  • $5,000 will go towards the student’s college education.
  • The recipients will receive travel, lodging and registration to attend AAJA’s national annual convention July 26-29, 2017 in Philadelphia.
  • Depending on the winner’s area of study, the student will also be paired with a professional print, online or broadcast mentor at the convention to help them network.
  • The selected student may work with the 2017 voices and contribute to the student convention publication, as well as work with a voices faculty member to complete small assignments during the convention (a separate application to voices program is not required).

Application Deadline: 

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is April 16, 2017, at 11:59 PM PST.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

If you have any questions, contact to Justin Seiter at

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