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 2015-2016 NAJA Scholarship Application is now open. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2015. All applications will be reviewed by a committee of media professionals and scholarship recipients will be notified of their application status in Fall 2015. 

Interested in supporting the NAJA scholarship fund? Contact NAJA Executive Director Pamala Silas at [email protected]

Want to contribute to the next generation of storytellers? Join NAJA for the next media awards banquet silent auction, which directly benefits NAJA scholarships, with 100 percent of the proceeds used to fund this project.

For more information on NAJA scholarships and the application process, contact Rebecca Landsberry by email at [email protected]


"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