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Scholarships

Learn about available scholarship opportunities.

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists

Deadline: Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Wage: Unpaid

Instructions:

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists typically hosts its annual student journalism training project, CONNECT, at the National Convention.

Through the program, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists chooses students from across the country to participate in its training project, which provides real-world experience to undergraduate and graduate students who are considering a career in journalism.

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists

Deadline: Friday, May 20, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

Leroy F. Aarons dedicated his life to journalism. He believed that the LGBTQ community could advance if the news media fairly and accurately portrayed the lives of LGBTQ individuals and their issues. This simple but visionary idea became the foundation for NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. Aarons knew that coverage of the LGBTQ community, as well as that of other minority communities, required increasing sophistication and training for journalists. He realized early that improving coverage had to start in the training camps for young journalists – journalism schools at the nation’s colleges and universities.

In NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists’ 15th year, the Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award was established to honor Aarons’ memory and to continue the work he began when he founded NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists in 1990. The scholarship award for the 2022-2023 academic year will provide up to $5,000 in tuition funding to an LGBTQ student who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists’ mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists

Deadline: Friday, May 20, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

Journalist Kay Longcope was co-founder of the statewide LGBTQ newsweekly, The Texas Triangle, and is generally regarded as the first out reporter at the Boston Globe newspaper. The pioneering Longcope started writing for the Globe in 1970 and was there for more than twenty years, including tenure as the paper’s religion editor. She died of pancreatic cancer on March 28, 2007.

The Kay Longcope Scholarship Award was established in 2008 through a gift from Longcope’s estate and with the guidance of Longcope’s partner Barbara Wohlgemuth. NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is pleased to be home to this unique scholarship opportunity which furthers the vision of founder Leroy F. Aarons and moves forward his belief in the critical role diversity plays in the education of the next generation of newsroom leaders.

The scholarship award for 2022-2023 academic year will provide up to $3,000 tuition assistance to an LGBTQ student of color who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists’ mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists

Deadline: Friday, May 20, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

Steve Mason has been the co-host of the long-running “Mason & Ireland,” the top-rated sports talk radio show in Los Angeles, for nearly a decade. He is also a regular contributor for KTTV Fox 11/Los Angeles where he regularly contributes on “Good Day LA” and has also guest hosted for Steve Edwards on the successful long-running Los Angeles television morning show. Mason was born in Altoona, PA and raised in Toledo, OH. By the time he was 15, he was already hosting a daily radio show, and by 20, while attending Bowling Green State University, he was the host of the #1-rated morning radio show in Toledo. He has enjoyed a varied broadcast career, including as morning show host of the first all-sports radio station in America, The Mighty 690 in San Diego in 1992. In 1994, he teamed with John Ireland for “The Mason & Ireland Show,” which aired simultaneously on XTRA Sports 690/San Diego, XTRA Sports 1150/Los Angeles and on LA’s Fox Sports West (TV). He became well known nationally for his work with broadcast legend Tom Snyder on “The Late, Late Radio Show with Tom Snyder & Steve Mason” for CBS Radio Network, interviewing hundreds of celebrities from all walks of life including Joseph Gordon Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Dolly Parton, Billy Bob Thornton, Gena Rowlands, Mike Leigh, Steve Allen, President Jimmy Carter, Brandon Tartikoff, Brenda Blethyn, Anthony Minghella, Les Moonvies, Catherine Zeta-Jones, James Cromwell, Owen Wilson, then-Texas Rangers owner George W. Bush and many more. Mason came out on-air in March 2016.

The scholarship award for the 2022-2023 academic year will provide $2,500 in tuition funding to an LGBTQ student who plans to pursue a career in sports journalism.

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists

Deadline: Friday, May 20, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

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. They have partnered with some of the leading journalism organizations in the country, including NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, to establish The Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship program for students who aspire to pursue a career in journalism and media.

For the 2022-2023 school year, the Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship will be offered to journalism organizations serving underrepresented communities that share Facebook’s commitment: NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association and Native American Journalists Association. NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists 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: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists to award five $10,000 scholarships for five years, beginning in 2018.

National Press Club Journalism Institute

Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The internship is in partnership with the National Press Club Journalism Institute and provides free housing for the semester of the internship & a $4,000 stipend.

The scholarship will be open to currently enrolled college students of color in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study who are at least 18 years old and have at least a 3.0 grade-point average. Graduating seniors may apply for this scholarship if their internship takes place in the semester immediately following graduation.

Students must provide a letter of acceptance showing they have secured an on-site journalism internship in Washington, D.C. to take place during the semester they would receive the scholarship. If applying for a spring or fall scholarship, scholarship recipients also must be enrolled in online classes at their college or university during their time in Washington, D.C.

Dog Central’s Pet Lover Scholarship

Deadline: Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

Our annual Dog Lover Scholarship is a $500 scholarship that’s open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. The deadline to apply is July 20, 2022, and winners will be announced on August 20, 2022.

To show our appreciation for these beloved pets and their fans, Dog Central is awarding one dog-loving student $500 to put towards their education.

Dog Central’s Pet Lover Scholarship

Deadline: Monday, Aug. 15, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

Our annual Pet Lover Scholarship is a $500 scholarship that’s open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. The deadline to apply is August 15, 2022, and winners will be announced on September 15, 2022.

This scholarship aims to show appreciation for beloved pets and their owners by supporting pet-loving students pursuing their education.

Dog Central’s Pet Lover Scholarship

Deadline: Monday, Aug. 15, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

Our annual Pet Lover Scholarship is a $500 scholarship that’s open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. The deadline to apply is August 15, 2022, and winners will be announced on September 15, 2022.

This scholarship aims to honor our incredible furry friends and their loving owners by awarding one student $500 to put towards their education.

WiseGeek

Deadline: Monday, Aug. 15, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The Healthy Living Scholarship is a $500 scholarship open to graduate, undergraduate, and high school senior students.

This scholarship seeks to support students who are passionate about health, wellness, and leading physically and mentally healthy lives.

ONA

Deadline: Friday, July 15, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

ONA is proud to offer, for the first time at our annual conference, the Caregiver Support Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to support individuals with caregiving responsibilities who would benefit from additional financial assistance to cover caregiving needs so they may attend ONA22, Sept. 21-24. Five selected recipients will receive complimentary registration to attend ONA22, either in-person or virtually, and a non-taxable stipend of $300. Applications will be reviewed and selected in three phases at the end of May, June and in mid-July. All applicants will receive notification of their status no later than July 21, 2022.

ONA

Deadline: Friday, July 15, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The Students and New Professionals Scholarship is designed for journalists with five years professional experience or fewer in digital journalism. Recipients will receive complimentary registration to attend ONA22, Sept. 21-24, either in-person or virtually, and will be notified by a member of ONA staff if selected. Applications will be reviewed and selected in three phases at the end of May, June and in mid-July. All applicants will receive notification of their status no later than July 21, 2022.

ONA

Deadline: Friday, July 15, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

Digital journalists from communities historically underrepresented in journalism— including but not limited to Black, Indigenous, and/or other people of color; people of the LGBTQ+ community; and people living with disabilities—are encouraged to apply for the ONA22 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship. Recipients will receive complimentary registration to attend ONA22, Sept. 21-24, either in-person or virtually. Applications will be reviewed and selected in three phases at the end of May, June and in mid-July. All applicants will receive notification of their status no later than July 21, 2022.