NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists scholarships are awarded annually to students who demonstrate a commitment to providing fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community. Several of these annual scholarships are presented in honor of prominent journalists.
Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Program
The Leroy F. Aarons scholarship was established in 2005 to honor NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists founder Leroy Aarons and to continue his work of fostering fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ issues from within the news industry.
Kay Longcope Scholarship Program
The Kay Longcope scholarship was established in 2008 in memory of Boston Globe journalist Kay Longcope, who co-founded the Texas Triangle, a LGBTQ weekly newspaper that would eventually grow to become the major source for all things gay in Texas, covering the gamut from news to art, relationships to music reviews. This scholarship will continue to fund a LGBTQ student of color who plans a career in journalism.
Steve Mason Sports Media Scholarship
The Steve Mason Sports Media Scholarship was established in honor of sports journalist Steve Mason, co-host of the long-running “Mason & Ireland,” the top-rated sports talk radio show in Los Angeles, for nearly a decade. The scholarship award provides tuition funding to an LGBTQ student who plans to pursue a career in sports journalism.
Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship
NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists 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. Facebook has provided funding for NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists to award five $10,000 scholarships for five years, beginning in 2018.