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NAJA Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship applications open through April 16, 2018

February 7th, 2018 All Day - April 16th, 2018

The Facebook Journalism Project and the Native American Journalists Association have partnered to establish The Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship program, in an effort to support quality journalism that strengthens and connects communities.

For the 2018-19 school year, the Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship developed four unique awards for students pursuing careers in journalism and media to be granted through diversity journalism organizations serving underrepresented communities: National Association of Hispanic JournalistsAsian American Journalists AssociationNative American Journalists Association and National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.

Scholarships are an example of the important effort by these journalism organizations to strengthen the pipeline of diversity in journalism. Under this scholarship, each organization will receive $250,000 in total to award $50,000 across five years; and five awards of $10,000 each will be granted to applicants per year.

To be eligible to receive the scholarship, NAJA applicants must be enrolled juniors, seniors, or graduate students at an accredited university in the United States pursuing a degree in digital media/journalism/communications with a commitment to storytelling as demonstrated by completed coursework, clips/work samples and a letter of recommendation from professor or internship supervisor familiar with their work and attesting to career commitment.

The application deadline is April 16, 2018.