Les Payne Founder's Scholarship
Application Deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015
Number of Awards Available: 1
Amount of the Award: $2,500
Student Type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Les Payne, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, is also a NABJ founder and served as the organization’s president from 1981 – 1983. For more than three decades, Mr. Payne built an illustrious career at Newsday having served as an associate editor, local and national reporter, foreign correspondent, and columnist. He is well-known for not being afraid to speak out against racism and injustices in America and around the world.
Specific Application Requirements:
- Must major in journalism with a concentration in print and career aspirations of being a print journalist
- G.P.A. requirement: 3.0 or higher
topic: "As a journalist, Les Payne is passionate about speaking out against injustices, what are three (3) issues you are passionate about and hope to cover as a professional journalist?" (1,000 - 2,000 words)
General Application Requirements:
- Official College Transcript
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