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NABJ Scholarships


 
 
NABJ awards scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Scholarships are worth up to $2,500.  All applications must be submitted online by the specified deadline.
 
Application Requirements (College Students):
  • Must be a current NABJ member ($40/college students; $35/high school students)
  • Must be an American or foreign-born student who is currently enrolled full-time at an accredited college/university in the U.S.
  • Must major in journalism or a communications-related discipline with the interest of pursuing a journalism career
  • Must meet the cumulative G.P.A. requirement verified on an official transcript
  • Must have at least one year of school remaining at the time of the application submission
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (must explain journalism experience, academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement and financial need; 500 - 800 words)
  • Essay on the specified topic (1,000 - 2,000 words)
  • Five (5) Work Samples (articles, video clips, photos, or personal website)
  • Three (3) References (must provide contact information. Letters are NOT required.)
  • Documents must be a Microsoft Word document or PDF. Please save and submit all documents as "Name.Year.TypeofFile" (example: JaneDoe.2013.Resume)

 Application Requirements (High School Students):

  • Must be a current NABJ member
  • Must be an American or foreign-born student who is currently enrolled full-time at a high school in the U.S.
  • Must be a senior interested in majoring in journalism or a communications-related discipline at an accredited college/university in the U.S. following graduation
  • Must meet the cumulative G.P.A. requirement verified on an official high school transcript
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (must explain journalism experience, academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement and financial need; 500 - 800 words)
  • Essay on the specified topic (800 - 1,000 words)
  • Three (3) Work Samples (articles, video clips, photos, or personal website)
  • Three (3) References (must provide contact information. Letters are NOT required.)
  • Documents must be a Microsoft Word document or PDF. Please save and submit all documents as "Name.Year.TypeofFile" (example: JaneDoe.2013.Resume)

 NABJ Scholarship Award Policies:

  • Scholarship awards are disbursed in one payment to the recipient's school upon proof of enrollment.
  • A scholarship selection committee will select the winners based on NABJ's scoring system and adherence to the application guidelines and requirements.
  • Previous winners are not eligible to re-apply to any NABJ scholarships.
  • Winners will be formally recognized in the convention program book, a press release, and the NABJ website.

 

NABJ Scholarships:

(Please Click the Scholarship you would like to apply for)

 

Allison E. Fisher Scholarship 

Carole Simpson Scholarship

 DeWayne Wickham Founder's High School Scholarship 

 Larry Whiteside Scholarship 

Les Payne Founder's Scholarship

NABJ Scholarship 

Visual Task Force Scholarship 

  
 
2016 APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
 

 

For more information about NABJ's scholarships, please contact:

Scott Berry, Program Manager
301-405-0248, Sberry@nabj.
org

 

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