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NABJ journalism scholarships available: Application deadline is February 13


NABJ scholoarshipsNABJ 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.

 

NABJ Scholarships:
Allison E. Fisher Scholarship – $2,500
Carole Simpson Scholarship – $2,500
DeWayne Wickham Founder’s High School Scholarship – $2,500
Larry Whiteside Scholarship – $3,000
Les Payne Founder’s Scholarship – $2,500
NABJ Scholarship – $2,500
Visual Task Force Scholarship – $1,500
Andre Coe Scholarship (Region V) – $500

Application Deadline for all Scholarships: February 13, 2015 (5:00 pm EST)

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.
For more information about NABJ’s scholarships, please contact:

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

More Info: http://www.nabj.org/?SEEDScholars2015

 

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