The hope is that this will be way more affordable/accessible than any conference before, but our Philly board understands that financial need might still be a barrier to entry — so we’re also providing the annual John Curley Scholarship, which will fully cover the expenses of recipients’ AAJA Fest registration this year. Tt’s offered through the generosity of our generous longtime donor John Curley, former president, chairman and CEO of the Gannett company.
The scholarship application form can be found here; we’re asking for your name and contact info, a sample of work you’ve done recently, a story about what went into that work and a brief explanation of why you want to attend AAJA Fest this year. More information about the scholarship is in the form!
a personal plug: i HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND APPLYING AND/OR REGISTERING. going to the national conference last year was an incredible experience for me; i met so many new friends and found a community of AAPI journalists that was better and stronger than i could have dreamed. i’m sad it’s not happening in person, obviously, but hey — 2020 brings new opportunities, including my newfound ability to photoshop fun zoom backgrounds for every workshop i participate in.