NAJA Scholarships

Each year, NAJA offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,000 to Native American students pursuing journalism degrees at a higher learning institution. To apply, students must be current NAJA members in good standing. Annual memberships cost $10 for high school students and $20 for college students. 

The 2014-2015 NAJA Scholarship Application is closed. The deadline for submissions was June 20, 2014.

Applications were reviewed by a committee of media professionals. All scholarship recipients will be notified in Fall 2014. 

If you are interested in learning more about how to support the NAJA scholarship fund, contact Executive Director Pamala Silas at pamsilas@naja.com. Want to contribute to the next generation of storytellers? Join NAJA for the next media awards banquet silent auction benefitting NAJA scholarships.

For more information on NAJA scholarships, contact Rebecca Landsberry by email at rebeccalandsberry@naja.com.


 

"I am grateful to NAJA for helping me pay for my tuition and also giving me the opportunities to meet other Native American journalists during the conventions." -- Rhonda LeValdo, Acoma Pueblo

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NAJA thanks the following companies, organizations and individuals for their generous contributions to our scholarship fund:

  • The Joseph Grimm Foundation

  • CNN

  • Mark Trahant

  • Daniel Littlefield

  • Kim Kossl

  • Haskell Indian Nations University-The Leader