Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship

$2,000Award Amount
1Number of Awards
1/31/2023Submission Deadline

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The Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship is an honorary award given to a graduating high school senior who wishes to pursue a career in journalism. The American Association of Journalists and Authors (AAJA) awards up to $20,000 in scholarships (inclusive of the $2,000 Mary Quon Ing Memorial Scholarship) and grants to journalism students each year to help with the costs of education, internships, living expenses, and other opportunities.

The Asian American Journalism Association established the Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship to honor outstanding college students or graduating high school seniors who are pursuing a career in journalism and have demonstrated academic achievement, journalism ability, financial need, and dedication to the field.

This $2,000- scholarship is given to a graduating high school senior who plans to pursue journalism studies at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Academic and journalistic achievement, financial need, commitment to journalism, and/or sensitivity to AAPI issues will all be taken into consideration when selecting a winner.

Key Information of Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Communications
  • Journalism

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

Any

Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

Undergraduate

Award Amount

$2,000

Number of Awards

1

Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship Timeline

October 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open on October 21.

January 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on January 31.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: High School Senior
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: United States
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Asian American

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Essay
  • Present Work Experiences
  • Grade transcript
  • Recommendation letters
  • Financial Information

How to ace the Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship

1

Demonstrate commitment to the field of journalism

A demonstrated journalistic excellence, as well as a strong interest in pursuing journalism as a career, is one of the qualification criteria. Applicants must be currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in journalism courses, as well as be interested in pursuing journalism as a career.

2

Start the application process right away

You should start the application process as soon as possible. This will allow you enough time to acquire all necessary documents, complete all forms and work on your essay. Have everything organized and planned to avoid any last-minute complications.

3

Make sure you stand out

Provide a résumé full of your work experience in community service and extracurricular activities that demonstrate leadership you took in several projects in your community,
neighborhood, or school. Judges are looking for exceptional candidates. Use the opportunity to provide examples of your work – this will strengthen your application.

4

Strive for academic excellence

A demonstration of good academic standing is one of the judging criteria. Despite the fact that a transcript is not required for application, journalism is an academic course, and you must have excellent academic reports.

How the Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship is Judged

Academic and journalistic achievement, financial need, commitment to journalism, and/or sensitivity to Asian American/Pacific Islander issues will all be factors in determining the winner.

Why We Love the Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship

1

You join a robust alumni

AAJA has more than 1,500 members who practice journalism, across the United States and Asia.

2

The amount can be used for more than tuition

The $2,000 helps to offset the costs of education, living expenses, and other expenses, allowing students of minorities access to higher education and easing the financial burdens that come with it.

3

You qualify for an internship and fellowship opportunity

Aside from the financial award, AAJA offers winners several internship opportunities and opens more doors to future careers and networks.

5 Facts About Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship

01.

In honor of Mary Quon Moy Ing

This scholarship is a legacy of Mary Quon Moy Ing in memory of her devotion, sacrifice, and perseverance during the China civil war and the great depression.

02.

The scholarship is nonrenewable

It is a one-time scholarship and is not renewable for subsequent years of studies.

03.

Restricted to Asian American students

The scholarship is only for Asian American students who are interested in journalism as their graduate course.

04.

Restricted to students studying journalism

Applicants, who apply, should only have an intent to study journalism and pursue a journalism career as well as those who win ought to become members of AAJA upon completion of studies.

05.

Accepts donation towards scholarships and internship funds

The scholarship sponsor, AAJA, accepts donations that support young journalists in their search for opportunities to grow their careers.

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