Are you a minority student pursuing journalism? Are you interested in winning up to $5,000 to help you pay for your university degree? Each year, the National Association of Black Journalists awards 6 of these scholarships to minority students in the USA. To apply, you must be attending a four year college or university in the USA or you must be attending graduate school.
Before applying, you will need to join the NABJ as a member (the enrollment fee is $35-40, depending on whether you are in high school or college). The NABJ scholarships actually are a variety of scholarships, but the application deadline for all of them is the same: March 22nd. You will need to submit your official transcript and demonstrate strong academic performance. You will also need a cover letter discussing your experiences and goals within your career field, an essay, samples of your work, and references (letters are not required). You will need to have a declared major in the field of journalism, communications, or a similar field, with the intent to become a journalist when you graduate. For more details, be sure to visit the NABJ website and look at the full list of requirements.