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Scholarships Awarded


The NABJ News Corporation High School Scholarship is open to any NABJ graduating high school senior member who has been accepted to an accredited four-year college or university, and who plans to major in journalism, communications and/or digital media.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be a NABJ student member
  • Applicants must be graduating May/June 2012 and planning to attend an accredited four-year college/university in the fall
  • Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Applicants must be planning to major in journalism, communications or digital media
  • Applicants must demonstrate leadership in his or her community
  • Applicants must express financial need

Application Requirements:

  • 500-800 word essay about "Why you are interested in pursuing a career in media (Essay must describe one’s journalistic accomplishments, career goals, and indicate financial need)
  • Resume
  • High School Transcript
  • 3 samples of your journalistic work (optional)
  • 3 references (must include telephone number and email address)

 Previous NABJ scholarship winners are not eligible to apply. Scholarships will be awarded to the recipient’s school upon proof of enrollment. The winner will be formally recognized on the NABJ Web site and in the convention program book. 


To apply, click here.


News Corporation is a diversified global media company with operations in multiple industry segments: cable network programming; filmed entertainment; television; interactive media, direct broadcast satellite television; publishing; and more. This scholarship was created to increase the organization’s commitment to diversity in the news industry. For more information, please visit: www. newscorporation.com


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*Deadline has passed for these NABJ scholarships*

Each year, NABJ awards more than $60,000 in scholarships to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Below are the descriptions for each scholarship.

Allison E. Fisher Scholarship
Number of Awards Available: 1
Amount of the Award: $2,500

Eligibility Criteria

Competition for the scholarship is open to any NABJ student member who is currently attending an accredited four-year university. Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student who:

  • Majors in journalism (print, broadcast)
  • Maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrates community service

    Additional Criteria

  • To be considered and to receive a scholarship, the applicant must be a member of NABJ.
  • Previous NABJ scholarship winners are not eligible
  • The grant is awarded directly to the recipients college or university
  • Scholarships will be awarded upon proof of enrollment. The winner will be formally recognized on the NABJ Web site and in the convention program book.

    The recipient of this program will be asked to attend the Evening with an Angel on a Jazz Note, held in October in Baltimore, which is the annual fundraiser for this scholarship.

    Learn more about the Allison Fisher Fund at www.allisonfisherfund.org.



  • Carole Simpson Scholarship
    Number of Awards Available: 1
    Amount of the Award: $2,500

    Eligibility Criteria
    Competition for the scholarship is open to any NABJ student member who is currently attending an accredited four-year university. Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student that:

  • Majors in broadcast journalism
  • Maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA

    Additional Criteria

  • To be considered and to receive a scholarship, all applicants must be a member of NABJ
  • Previous NABJ scholarship winners are not eligible
  • The grant is awarded directly to the recipients college or university

    Scholarships will be awarded upon proof of enrollment. The winner will be formally recognized on the NABJ Web site and in the convention program book.


    Carole Simpson has been a pioneer for both women and minorities in the vital field of journalism. Her achievements include the first woman to broadcast radio news in Chicago, the first African American woman to anchor a major television network evening newscast, and the first woman or minority to be the sole moderator of a presidential debate.



  • Visual Task Force (VTF) Scholarship
    Amount of the Award: Up to $1,500

    Eligibility Criteria
    Competition for the scholarship is open to any NABJ student member who is currently attending an accredited four-year university or graduate program. Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student who:

  • Declared a concentration in visual journalism
  • Maintains a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Has experience working on their campus newspaper or TV studio
  • Has had an internship

    Additional Criteria

  • To be considered and to receive a scholarship, all applicants must be a member of NABJ
  • Previous NABJ scholarship winners are not eligible
  • All scholarship winners must be members of NABJ before the grants are awarded
  • All grants are awarded directly to the recipient's college or university

    Scholarships will be awarded upon proof of enrollment. The winner will be formally recognized on the NABJ Web site and in the convention program book.



  • Number of Awards Available: 1

    Amount of the Award: $2,500

    Eligibility Criteria
    The Larry Whiteside Scholarship will be awarded to an enrolled college student who is pursuing a career in sports journalism. The student must demonstrate commitment to this field by working for a campus or off campus media outlet.

    Competition for the scholarship is open to any NABJ student member who is currently attending an accredited four-year university. Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student who:

    • Pursuing a career in sports journalism
    • Maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA

    Additional Criteria

    • To be considered and to receive a scholarship, all applicants must be a member of NABJ
    • Previous NABJ scholarship winners are not eligible
    • All grants are awarded directly to the recipients college or university
    • All applicants should be at least a junior (and preferably a senior) with a declared major in journalism or communications, or a demonstrated commitment to the field, i.e. long term work on the school paper, internships at professional news gathering organizations (print or broadcast).
      • Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA in all work in the major, and at least a 2.0 GPA overall. They should also be a student member of NABJ or local affiliate.
      • Along with the application, the applicant’s package should provide a resume of accomplishments, official (as in sealed) transcripts, and a short essay/profile (700-800 words) of a sports journalist. Essays and profiles should have "live” not "canned” quotes. It can be of a STF member. All essays/profiles should be typewritten, double-spaced, with proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.
      • Applicants should provide three references, and three examples of their work.
      • Applicants must meet all deadlines for submission of materials, and all submissions must be complete packages. Incomplete packages or those submitted after the deadlines should not be considered.

    Larry Whiteside broke both barriers and stories as a baseball writer for the Boston Globe. He was also the first African-American beat writer in the Globe sports department, teaming with Peter Gammons to cover the Red Sox in the 1970s, when the Globe had both morning and evening editions.



    NABJ Scholarship
    Amount of the Award: $2,500


    Eligibility Criteria
    Competition for the scholarship is open to any NABJ student member who is currently attending an accredited four-year university. Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student who:

  • Majors in journalism or is pursuing a career in journalism
  • Maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA


    Additional Criteria

  • To be considered and to receive a scholarship, all applicants must be a member of NABJ
  • Previous NABJ scholarship winners are not eligible
  • All grants are awarded directly to the recipient's college or university
  • Scholarships will be awarded upon proof of enrollment. The winner will be formally recognized on the NABJ Web site and in the convention program book.

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