Pacific Islander Journalism Scholarship opens [Pacific Islands]

Posted on Mar 10, 2023 in Journalism Basics

Aspiring journalists and students of Pacific Indigenous backgrounds can apply for this scholarship.

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Pacific Islander Task Force is accepting applications for the 2023 Pacific Islander Journalism Scholarship. Supported by The Omidyar Group and administered by the Native American Journalists Association, the scholarship was created in 2022 to support Pacific Islander students and journalists in their careers. The goal is to improve Oceania representation and storytelling in the news media industry. 

The funding is intended to help Indigenous peoples of the Pacific, including Polynesians, Micronesians and Melanesians, pursue careers in journalism, especially in the U.S. and U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands.

Up to two scholarships of US$5,000 each will be awarded in 2023. The funding can be used for a variety of needs, including funding salary and related expenses for internships at news organizations, subsidizing tuition fees, and funding professional development and training opportunities.

Interested applicants should specify how they intend to use the funds and fulfill the mission of the scholarship. 

Apply by May 1.