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The Native American Journalists Association offers student scholarships and programs as part of our commitment to raising the next generation storytellers.  

Project Phoenix for high schoolers and Native Voices for college students have become two of the organization's most important annual programs as they help introduce students to the journalism field and prepare them for the nation's newsrooms. The programs are highly successful and establish invaluable mentorships for aspiring Native American journalists.

The projects are scheduled each year during the week of NAJA's annual conference. This year, the National Native Media Conference will be hosted at the Hyatt Santa Clara in Santa Clara, Calif., July 10-13.

Students will work on stories under the guidance of mentors who are current professional journalists. Stories produced by students during the conference will be published by NAJA.

High school and college students interested in writing, photography, videography, design, radio and online media are encouraged to apply. Students serious about pursuing careers in journalism are also encouraged to apply for scholarships awarded annually by NAJA.

"My decision to become a journalist can be attributed to life-changing experiences I had at UNITY and NAJA conferences. Having NAJA's support has taught me that as one journalist, you can make a big difference in the world." -- Ramona Marozas, WCCO-TV | CBS Minnesota