2018 NAJA-Facebook Journalism Project Scholarships - Apply through 4/16

The NAJA Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship to award $250,000 in total scholarships to Indigenous students over the next 5 years

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 Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association, Native 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.

"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