SAJA-Scholarships

South Asian Journalists Association Scholarships 2008

SAJA-Scholarships

South Asian Journalists Association Scholarships

Website:http://www.saja.org/

South Asian Journalists Association Scholarships 2008

SAJA 2008 JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIPS

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be:

a) of South Asian descent (includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka; Indo-Caribbeans are also eligible) OR demonstrate an interest in South Asia or the diaspora

b) serious about pursuing journalism as a career and provide evidence they plan to through courses, internships or freelancing

c) one of the following: a high school senior about to enroll in an accredited college or university in North America; a current student in an accredited college or university (two-year or four-year) in North America; or a student enrolled or about to enter a graduate-level program in North America.

Note: College or graduate students graduating in May/June 2008 are eligible. Immediate relatives of SAJA Board members and judges are INELIGIBLE to apply.

EVALUATION PROCEDURE:

A committee of judges appointed by the Board of SAJA will review the applications and evaluate them on a number of subjective and objective criteria, including interest in journalism, writing skills, reasons for entering journalism, financial need and participation and enthusiasm in SAJA.

DEADLINE:

Applications must be submitted using the online form below by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time), Friday, February 15, 2008. Applicants may be interviewed by phone or in person by a member of the scholarship committee. Winners will be notified in early March and will be honored at the convention.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please fill out the online application form

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time), Friday, February 15, 2008

Reference Website:www.saja.org

South Asian Journalists Association Scholarships 2008