2015 Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to this year’s AAJA & SABJ Northwest Journalists of Color
scholarship winners

 

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Ashley Walls – University of Washington

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Mohamed Adan – Seattle Central College

Brady Hitoshi Wakayama - Washington State University

Brady Hitoshi Wakayama – Washington State University

Bailey Williams - Central Washington University

Bailey Williams – Central Washington University

Merdie Nzanga - American University

Merdie Nzanga – American University

 

ABOUT AAJA NJC

For nearly 30 years, the Northwest Journalists of Color have coordinated scholarships for aspiring journalists of color. The NJC’s members belong to the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), Black Journalists Association of Seattle (BJAS), National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA). In 2006 NJC established an endowment to support scholarships. Since 1983, the NJC and AAJA have given more than $150,000 in scholarships.

ABOUT SABJ PATRICIA FISHER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Patricia Fisher was much more than an award-winning journalist. She brought new levels of sensitivity and perspective to the editorial pages of The Seattle Times and distinguished herself as a tireless, eloquent fighter in the areas of education and social justice.

Pat wrote for The Seattle Times business and features departments before accepting a position on the newspaper’s editorial board as the first woman and first African-American editorial writer and columnist. Increased regional visibility brought new demands, but she continued to volunteer her time, to encourage young people and to serve as a role model.

She was a founding member of the Black Journalists Association of Seattle (now known as the Seattle Association of Black Journalists), The Northwest Journalists of Color, and a former regional director for the National Association of Black Journalists. She was also an active member of The Links Inc. and Jack and Jill of America.

 

 

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