Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarships

🏆 Available: 3
💰 $1,000
⏳ 05/17

Last year this scholarship received 15 applicant(s). $1,000 was awarded to 5 applicant(s).

Scholarship Description

For nearly 30 years, the Northwest Journalists of Color have coordinated scholarships for aspiring journalists. The NJC’s members belong to the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), Seattle Association of Black Journalists (SABJ), National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA). Since 1983, the NJC and AAJA have given more than $150,000 in scholarships.

You do not need to identify as a student of color to apply for this scholarship. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the importance of diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences in newsrooms. You are eligible for these scholarships if you are EITHER:

  • On the path to graduating from or have graduated from a Washington state high school
    OR
  • Attending a public or private college in Washington state

Eligibility Requirements

  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
  • Must be American Indian/Alaska Native
  • Must be Asian/Pacific Islander
  • Must be Black, non-Hispanic
  • Must be Hispanic
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Financial need analysis required
  • Essay required

How To Apply

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Donor: Asian American Journalists Association, Seattle Chapter

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a 501c 3 dedicated to the educational and professional development of its members, both professional and student. It supports fair and accurate coverage of Asian Americans and Asian American issues. AAJA also supports the advancement of Asian Americans in the field of journalism and related industries. Supporting aspiring journalists through scholarships is important to AAJA.

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