NAHJ will once again offer at least $80,000 in scholarships for the 2011-2012 school year to full-time undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in journalism in English- or Spanish-language media, or both. The series of scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 have varying requirements and are open to students attending four-year and community colleges in the United States and Puerto Rico.
The 2011 scholarships are possible thanks to substantial personal donations from Univisión’s María Elena Salinas, FOX News’ Geraldo Rivera, CBS’Maggie Rodriguez, and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien; contributions from companies like the Ford Motor Company, Univisión and the Gannett Co.; a scholarship fundraising benefit held in New York City on April 1st hosted by CNN; and other donations from NAHJ members and friends.
Since the first check was cut in 1988, NAHJ has awarded more about $1.6 million to more than 620 students as they complete their education to enter the ranks of professional journalists. All applications and accompanying materials must be submitted electronically at Monday, March 28, 2011.
Remember, to be considered for any NAHJ scholarship, students must be a current member of NAHJ for the 2011 calendar year. To join or renew your membership, click here. The annual dues for students are $35.