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Do you love writing? Perhaps you have been involved with your high school newspaper or high school yearbook. Are you planning on pursuing a career in journalism? Students interested in a journalism career may be interested to know that there are many journalism scholarships that help make college more affordable to students.
AAJA Journalism Internship Grants provide awards of up to $3,000 to journalism students. In order to be eligible for this award, students must be Asian American students who are majoring in journalism. They must be enrolled on a full-time basis. More information can be found at this website: http://www.aaja.org/2014-awards/.
Davidson Fellows Scholarship provides funding of up to $50,000 to journalism students. Smaller grants worth $25,000 and $10,000 are also offered. In order to be eligible, students must be 18 years old or younger and be a citizen of the United States. Awardees must attend a ceremony in Washington D.C. with at least one parent. Students must submit a creative work entry in order to apply for this award. More information can be found at the following website: http://www.davidsongifted.org/fellows/Article/Davidson_Fellows___How_to_Apply_362.aspx.
Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund provides funds to high school students in Maine. Students must plan to pursue a career in journalism in order to apply. This award is renewable and the award amount will be announced in January. More information is available at this website: http://www.mainecf.org/Scholarships/AvailableStatewide/tabid/218/Default.aspx.
Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest provides thirteen scholarships of up to $5,000 each. In order to apply, students must submit a short story or novel. The applications are reviewed four times per year and one first prize winner, one second prize winner, and one third prize winner are chosen each quarter. Each winner will receive a prize worth $500 to $1,000. In addition, one grand prize winner will receive an additional $5,000 award. The four deadlines are: January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1. More information is available on the following website: http://www.writersofthefuture.com/contest-rules-writers/.
New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $10,000. In order to be eligible to apply, students must reside in PA, CT, NY, or NJ and graduate from a high school in one of those states. Undergraduate and graduate students who reside in those states are also eligible to apply. Students must be majoring in a communications-related degree program, such as journalism. Only students with at least a 3.2 grade point average will be considered. More information can be found on the following website: http://www.nywici.org/foundation/scholarships.
New York Financial Writers’ Association Scholarship provides awards of up to $3,000 to eligible students. In order to apply, applicants must write an essay outlining their interest and goals in pursuing a journalism career. Students must also submit a resume, writing samples, and a completed application that includes demographic information. Each year about ten awards worth $3,000 are given out to eligible students in the New York City area who plan to attend college and major in journalism.
Author: Jeff Gitlen
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