Community , Education

NAJA Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship applications open through April 16

The Facebook Journalism Project and the Native American Journalists Association have partnered to establish The NAJA Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship, in an effort to support quality journalism that strengthens and connects communities.

For the 2018-19 school year, the Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship developed four unique awards for students pursuing careers in journalism and media to be granted through diversity journalism organizations serving underrepresented communities: National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association, Native American Journalists Association and National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.

Under this scholarship, each organization will receive $250,000 in total to award $50,000 across five years; and five awards of $10,000 each will be granted to NAJA applicants per year.

To be eligible to receive the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled juniors, seniors, or graduate students at an accredited American university pursuing a degree in digital media/journalism/communications with a commitment to storytelling as demonstrated by completed coursework, clips/work samples and a letter of recommendation from professor or internship supervisor familiar with their work and attesting to career commitment.

The deadline to apply for the 2018 NAJA scholarship award is April 16.

For more information about the scholarships and to apply, visit: http://www.naja.com/students/naja-scholarships/.

Awards will be presented at the 2018 National Native Media Conference in Miami during the NAJA Membership Luncheon on Thursday, July 19. Tickets are available for purchase for $50 each on the NAHJ conference registration site.