Undergraduates and graduate students continuing their studies in the fall of 2023 at a university in the U.S. or Canada can apply. Applicants are strongly encouraged to be SAJA members. All applicants must show proof of enrollment. Applicants must either be of South Asian descent (includes: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and people of South Asian origin from the Caribbean) or demonstrate an interest in covering South Asia and/or the diaspora. Immediate relatives of SAJA Board members and judges are ineligible to apply.
SAJA is committed to promoting high-quality journalism. SAJA scholarships assist in helping journalism students meet a portion of their tuition fees and other costs associated with studying at universities in North America. SAJA is pleased to offer up to $20,000 in 2023 to be distributed among up to 10 students (maximum of $2,000 each). The deadline is April 25th at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be announced in May.