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Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship

The deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship has passed. Please check back in Spring for the 2020-2021 application.

NLGJA is proud to continue a partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project. The Facebook Journalism Project is committed to supporting quality journalism that strengthens and connects communities. They have partnered with some of the leading journalism organizations in the country, including NLGJA, to establish The Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship program for students who aspire to pursue a career in journalism and media.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship will be offered to journalism organizations serving underrepresented communities that share Facebook’s commitment: NLGJA, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association and Native American Journalists Association. NLGJA is excited to expand our support for the next generation of journalists by participating in the Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship program.

Facebook has provided funding for NLGJA to award five $10,000 scholarships for five years, beginning in 2018.

Application requirements:

To be eligible to receive the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled juniors, seniors or graduate students at an accredited university in the United States. NLGJA accepts applicants from all disciplines, departments and majors.

The application must show a commitment to storytelling as demonstrated by completed coursework, clips/work samples and a letter of recommendation from a professor or internship supervisor familiar with their work and attesting to career commitment

Application packages should include:
•   Submitted application form
•   One-page résumé
•   Proof of attendance: a letter of acceptance or a letter of enrollment from a U.S. community college or four-year university (contact for exceptions, scans are acceptable)
•   Official transcripts (scans are acceptable)
•   Two letters of recommendation from a professor or internship supervisor familiar with your work and who can attest to your career commitment
•   Personal statement demonstrating your commitment to NLGJA’s mission and the field of journalism
•   Three to five work samples

(Any audio or video element should be between 2 and 5 minutes. Photo galleries should have between 10 and 30 photos. Infographics should be limited to two graphics. Text should be no more than 750 words.Stories do not require all elements, but should be designed for online consumption where users expect a rich multi media presentation.)

The Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship is a one-time award. Recipients of the scholarship are ineligible to receive additional scholarships from NLGJA or any of the other participating diversity-focused journalism associations through 2022. Other participating associations include, Asian American Journalists Association, National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Native American Journalists Association.

Applicants do not need to be a member of the LGBTQ community to apply.