Carlos M. Castañeda Journalism Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$7,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 15

Monday
Awarded By:

Carlos M. Castañeda Educational Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application.
  3. Must be majoring in journalism.
  4. Must be of Hispanic heritage.
  5. Must speak and write fluently in Spanish.
  6. Must plan to pursue a career in Spanish-language journalism.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is for Spanish speaking students who are pursuing a graduate degree in journalism. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Application requirements for the Carlos M. Castañeda Journalism Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
  • Proof of acceptance
  • Financial information
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio
Additional Information: The Carlos M. Castañeda Journalism Scholarship was established in 2005 to honor Carlos M. Castañeda, a Cuban-born journalist who dedicated his life to promote excellence in journalism. For more than 50 years, he worked as a reporter, editor, publisher, newspaper designer and consultant. Castañeda's greatest contribution was teaching through his own example. He practiced his profession with integrity, passion, and enthusiasm. In the process, he brought out the best in others.

Award Amount: $7,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $7,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 15

Applications and award information are available on the Carlos M. Castañeda Educational Foundation website at the address provided. In addition to the completed online application form, students must submit the following items: Official transcripts of all academic work completed; Proof of acceptance in an accredited graduate program; Recent 1040 documents or equivalent information describing the student and his/her parents' financial status; Recent curriculum vitae describing the applicant's work history and activities; Three letters of reference in separately sealed envelopes; A portfolio showcasing three recently written works that have been published in the Spanish language. All applications and supporting documents must be received by the deadline date.
Contact: n/a
Address: 1925 Brickell Avenue D-1108 Miami, Florida 33129

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