The Asian American Journalists Association Sports Task Force’s Jimmie & Suey Fong Yee Scholarship offers one scholarship to a current college student interested in sports journalism, and one scholarship to a recent college graduate (within three years) to help cover expenses related to travel and accommodations for the annual AAJA National Convention. 

Don Yee

The scholarships are made possible thanks to a $2,000* donation made by Don Yee (of sports talent agency Yee & Dubin Sports, LLC.).

Deadline for application: January 10, 2020

Like many Chinese immigrants, Jimmie and Suey Fong Yee immigrated to the U.S. once China fell under Communist rule.  They settled in Sacramento and worked hard to create a new life for themselves and their young family.  They endured many hardships, but they envisioned and achieved a better future for themselves and their children. They were proud of their heritage as Chinese. One of the important values they taught their children was to be sympathetic to the plight, journey, and struggle of others. Just as the Yees received help from others, it was their wish to return their good fortune by helping other Asians striving to achieve their dreams.

Eligibility and Rules 

For currently enrolled college students

  1. AAJA student membership is encouraged for all applicants and required for the selected scholarship recipients.
  2. Applicants must demonstrate journalistic excellence, a strong interest in pursuing sports journalism as a career. Selected scholarship recipients must commit to a minimum of five hours of volunteer work for AAJA.
  3. Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time with at least 12 credit units each semester (spring 2019 and fall 2019) at a community college or university located in the United States. Applicants must also be currently taking or planning to take journalism courses and/or planning to pursue sports journalism as a career.

For recent graduates

  1. AAJA full membership is encouraged for all applicants and required for the selected scholarship recipients.
  2. Applicants must demonstrate journalistic excellence, a strong interest in pursuing sports journalism as a career. Selected scholarship recipients must commit to a minimum of five hours of volunteer work for AAJA.
  3. Applicants must have graduated from a community college or university (including graduate school) located in the United States within the last 3 years. Applicants must also be currently and actively pursuing sports journalism as a career.

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated journalistic ability, financial need, and commitment to the field of journalism.

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