2018 Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunities
United States of America
Posted 3 years ago

The Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship by Facebook in partnership with AAJA established this opportunity, which offers financial assistance for students who aspire to pursue a career in journalism and media. This partnership fosters AAJA’s and Facebook’s commitment to supporting quality journalism that strengthens and connects communities.

The Facebook Journalism Project is committed to supporting the next generation of journalists. That’s why it’s proud to announce that it’s partnered with some of the leading journalism organizations in the country to establish The Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship program, beginning with 100 individual awards for students who aspire to pursue a career in news and media.

Starting with the 2018-19 school year,  offering the Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship through four organizations that are strengthening the pipeline of diversity in journalism: National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association, Native American Journalists Association and National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.

Institutions of Study: National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association, Native American Journalists Association and National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.

Nationality Eligible: United States of America

Level of Study: Enrolled juniors, seniors, or graduate students at an accredited university in the United States pursuing a degree in digital media/journalism/communications

Scholarship Offer: Facebook has awarded AAJA $250,000 to provide $50,000 in scholarships across five years. Beginning in 2018, AAJA will award five scholarships worth $10,000 each for students to use toward their college tuition.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be committed to AAJA’s mission
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled juniors, seniors, or graduate students at an accredited university in the United States (proof of enrollment required)
  • Applicants must be pursuing a degree in digital media/journalism/communications
  • Applicants must display a commitment to storytelling as demonstrated by completed coursework, clips/work samples and letters of recommendation
  • Applicants are not required to be AAJA members, but selected scholarship recipients must sign up for student membership
  • Applicants may not apply for more than one Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship (i.e., similar Facebook Journalism Project scholarships offered by NAHJ, NAJA, or NLGJA)

Requirements:

  • Proof of current enrollment at your university
  • A copy of your most recent transcript
  • 3 – 5 work samples
  • Two letters of recommendation from a professor or internship supervisor familiar with your work and who can attest to your career commitment
  • Personal statement demonstrating your commitment to AAJA’s mission and the field of journalism

Application: Applications to be made online

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Application Deadline: April 8, 2018

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