NAHJ General Scholarship – Ruben Salazar Fund

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Amount
Awarded

$1,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 21

Friday
Awarded By:

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, 10 awards were given.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be pursuing a career in English- or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast or online journalism.
  3. Must be Hispanic.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  5. Must be a high school senior, college undergraduate or first-year graduate student.
  6. Must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

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

Description: This award is available for U.S. high school seniors or older students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate course of study. Students must be pursuing a career in English- or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast or online journalism, be Hispanic, and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Application requirements for the NAHJ General Scholarship – Ruben Salazar Fund are:

  • Application form
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Work samples
  • W-2
Additional Information: Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in pursuing a journalism career, and financial need.

Award Amount: $1,000 to $2,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 21

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 21

Online applications are available on the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) website. To start the application process, each student must set up an account with a username and password. All applicants must be student members of NAHJ. To become a member, please visit the membership application page and join online with a credit card or download the membership form and mail it to NAHJ with a check. In addition to the completed application, each student must attach the following to his/her online application: unofficial transcripts from each institution attended; a resume of no more than one page listing his/her educational background, work history, awards, journalism-related internships, other scholarships, language proficiency and any work done for his/her school or community newspaper, radio and/or television; two reference letters in two separately sealed envelopes from people who are familiar with his/her academic and/or journalism work; up to three samples of his/her best work including print, television, radio or photojournalism (see specific guidelines on the NAHJ website); a 1,000-word autobiography in the third person in the form of a news story (see specific guidelines on the NAHJ website); and a copy of his/her W-2 form and the W-2 of anyone who claims him/her as a dependent. Supporting documents not available in electronic format must be scanned and attached to the application. All online applications must be submitted by the deadline date.
Contact: Nancy Tita
Address: 1000 National Press Building Washington, District of Columbia 20045

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