AsAmNews is excited to announce that Julia Tong, a senior at Columbia University, is the first winner of our new scholarship.
Tong will receive the $1500 at the successful completion of her internship with AsAmNews.
AsAmNews launched the scholarship as a way to assist students who would face an economic hardship by taking an unpaid internship.
Tong is set to graduate in May 2022 as a double major in English and Economics. She earned a place on Columbia University’s Dean’s List after her first semester and has been on it since with an overall GPA of 3.94.
“This is amazing news- thank you so much,” Tong declared after receiving the news of her award. “I’m excited to be working with you and AsAmNews starting in December.”
Please support the AsAmNews scholarship fund by contributing to our latest fundraising drive.
All those who contribute $40 or more will receive a thank you gift of one AsAmNews logoed hat.
Applications for our scholarship are now open. The deadline to apply is January 23, 2022.
The scholarship is made possible thanks to the generous contributions of our loyal readership. We launched our first fundraiser in 9 years in November 2020 to erase a significant budget deficit. The fundraiser not only succeeded in wiping out our deficit but also inspired this scholarship. Since our readers gave to us, we wanted to give back to the community.
Since its inception in 2012, AsAmNews has aimed to serve the Asian American Pacific Islander communities. We have sponsored voter registration and education drives and produced a concert as a fundraiser for Stop AAPI Hate.
We like to say “AsAmNews has Asian America in its heart.” For us it’s not a slogan, it’s something we live by.
Please support our scholarship fundraiser by making a contribution today.
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