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Learn about available scholarship opportunities.

Latino Journalists of California

Deadline: Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023

Wage: Paid


Please include the following materials in your application. Entries may be in Spanish or English.

1. Completed application form.

2. Autobiographical essay (300 to 500 words) explaining your family background, including any hardships you’ve experienced, why you want to be a journalist and what you believe is the role, if any, of Latino journalists in the mainstream news media.

3. Two current reference letters, including at least one from a faculty member (no family members), that speak to the applicant’s journalism abilities.

4. Current official transcripts.

5. Resume, include any school or professional work and internships

6. Samples of your work. Work samples generally include articles and/or photographs published in school or community newspapers, or stories broadcast on campus or cable TV or radio stations. Print samples should not exceed two clips of published work. Video and Radio samples may contain more than one story, but total time may not exceed 5 minutes. Photography/Graphics samples should not exceed two prints.

Valley of the Sun Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

Deadline: Monday, Nov. 6, 2023

Wage: Paid


The Valley of the Sun Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) offers a $500 scholarship, to be awarded in fall 2023. The scholarship is open to all community college and university students in Arizona, undergraduate or graduate, studying journalism, mass communication or a related field. Details and requirements are below.

Among the challenges facing the journalism profession today is the rollout of artificial intelligence. AI tools and software have grown tremendously in effectiveness, even over the past six months, and have implications for reporters and newsrooms. (For example, read: Benjamin Mullin & Nico rant, Google tests AI tool that is able to write news articles, N.Y. TIMES, July 19, 2023, available at

In your own essay of 300 to 500 words, explore this topic by beginning with one of the following sentences:
• “I believe AI poses substantial negative risks to journalism and democracy, which I
will explain in this essay.”
• “I believe AI presents substantial positive opportunities to journalism and democracy, which I will explain in this essay.”

NOTE: You may not use AI to assist with your response.

• Applicants must provide a brief cover letter (2 pages or less) detailing the student’s current school enrollment, area of interest in the field (broadcast, print, digital, etc.), what career path they would like to pursue, and, if they know, what personal goals they would like to achieve as a professional journalist/communicator.

• Applicants also may indicate financial need, and whether they are working part-time or receiving other financial assistance via student loans, grants, etc.

Deadline for submission: All materials must be received by Monday, November 6, 2023

How to submit: Email (including attachments is OK)

Eligible students: Any students enrolled in college-level or graduate-level courses in the following areas: journalism, communications, writing/creative writing, or a related field

Questions? Contact SPJ-Phoenix President Tim Eigo at

ACES Education Fund

Deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023

Wage: Paid


Six scholarships are awarded annually through the ACES Education Fund.

One is the Bill Walsh scholarship, in honor of the late editor, author, and ACES guiding spirit. The winner — a student who demonstrates excellence in the editing of news — receives $3,500 plus financial aid to attend the ACES national conference.

The other five ACES scholarships are awarded to students who excel in critical thinking about written materials in any field and aspire to a career involving editing. Four of these winners each receive $1,500, and $2,500 will go to the student chosen as the Aubespin scholar. All five winners also are eligible for aid to attend the ACES conference. The generosity of donors enables all of these awards. Application materials for each year's scholarships open in late summer.

Click the link to learn more about the scholarship and to apply.