We’re celebrating aspiring student journalists in Washington state who have won this year’s Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarships, the AAJA Seattle Founders Scholarship, the NJC-PNW Guild Conference Scholarship and the Northwest Journalists of Color-KIRO 7 Internship. A reception will be held at Hive Media Lab on Wednesday, May 15 at 6 p.m. Please RSVP here.
We’ll hear from keynote speaker and radio journalist Esmy Jimenez, and we’ll also invite each of the scholarship winners to briefly speak about their career ambitions.
Finally, a special thank you to this year’s judges: Lori Matsukawa, Jovelle Tamayo, and Corinne Chin for their help with judging the Journalists of Color reporting scholarship and Founders scholarship; and Danny Gawlowski, Ramon Dompor, Megan Farmer and Corinne Chin for their help judging the Visual Journalism scholarship; and the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild for their help judging and coordinating the NJC-PNW Guild Conference Scholarship.
Here are this year’s winners.
Northwest Journalists of Color reporting scholarships:
Sakke Overlund, Northwestern University
Annika Prom, Mountlake Terrace High School / Northeastern University
Andy Yamashita, University of Washington
Izzy Anderson, Highline College
Northwest Journalists of Color visual journalism scholarship:
Charissa Soriano, University of Washington
AAJA Seattle Founders’ Scholarship:
Andy Bao, UCLA
Iman Mohamed, University of Washington
NJC-PNW Guild Conference Scholarship:
Chhavi Mehra, Seattle University