Scholarships and Award Winners

Scholarships and Internships

Internship Fund: SAJA is proud to offer internship support for those who have secured internships for the summer of 2021.

Scholarships: SAJA scholarships assist in helping journalism students meet a portion of the surging tuition fees and costs at North American universities.

Please see these pages for more details on how to apply: Scholarships and Internship Fund.

Deadline is April 22 for both programs! Winners will be notified in late May.

NEW PROGRAM: Mentorship!

SAJA is pleased to launch a new mentorship program this year. Five mentees will be selected to be paired with five experienced mentors, based on interests and career goals. 

The goal will be to foster long-term professional relationships, for the benefit of our members and the industry!

More information on how to sign up here.

International Women's Day: Masuma Ahuja's new book 'Girlhood'

On March 8, SAJA Board Member Masuma Ahuja spoke with member and freelancer Lakshmi Gandhi about her new book Girlhood: Teens Around The World In Their Own Voices, what it was like working girls from around the world, and the ins and outs of writing a book as a journalist. 

Misinformation and the Coronavirus

On March 4, SAJA Board Member Karen Mahabir spoke with BuzzFeed senior reporter Jane Lytvynenko about how to talk to friends and relatives who spread misinformation about the coronavirus, among other topics about misinformation and disinformation.

Farmers' Protests Briefing

On February 9, 2021, SAJA held a background briefing via Zoom on the ongoing farmers' protests in Delhi. Panelists highlighted the issues surrounding the protests and discussed what journalists have been dealing with amid censorship, threats and arrests. Watch the recording below! 

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Board Members: Farnoush Amiri, Jennifer Chowdhury, Aishwarya Kumar, John Laxmi, Karen Mahabir, Sabrina Malhi, Nidhi Prakash, Ali Rizvi, Mythili Sampathkumar, Pia Sarkar and Mihir Zaveri. 

Advisors: Anusha Shrivastava, Prerana Thakurdesai and Nina Sen

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