NAHJ Scholarship Criteria

Each of the following criteria is weighed equally when NAHJ considers which students to select as scholarship recipients
  • COMMITMENT TO THE FIELD OF JOURNALISM – Students must demonstrate a sincere desire to pursue a career in the field of journalism. This applies to students who are planning careers in English or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast or online media.
  • ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT – There is no minimum grade point average to qualify for NAHJ scholarships. However, earning good grades is always important. Academic performance will play a role in deciding which students are awarded scholarships.
  • FINANCIAL NEED – The economic status of a student’s household will be taken into consideration in making scholarship selections.
  • AWARENESS OF THE COMMUNITY – The Latino community is the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population. Student journalists need to be aware of issues that face the Latino community and Latinos in the newsroom while striving to portray all people in a fair and accurate manner in coverage of stories.


NAHJ Scholarship Review Process

A committee of professional journalists reviews scholarship applications. Weighing each of the above criteria equally, the committee will then select recipients of NAHJ scholarships. Scholarship recipients are notified in August.

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5 Comments to “NAHJ Scholarship Criteria”

  1. Lizbeth Arce says:

    I would love to apply for this scholarship but am not able to because I cannot find the application. Can anyone help?

  2. Hola,

    Quisiera saber cuando estará disponible la planilla online, para solicitar los scholarship (2013). Es que trato de ingresar, pero me sale todavía la planilla del 2012.


  3. Nicolas Garcia says:

    Can somebody please send me an application?

  4. Alfredo Chavez says:

    I would love to get this scholarship. Can you show me where to get the application? What is the deadline for this scholarship?


    Alfredo Chavez

  5. Viridiana Dominguez says:

    Quisiera sabe si alguien me puede mandar la aplicacion de la beca de Maria Elena Salinas porque cuando ingreso al sitio web me sale la aplicacion del 2012 y no la del 2013 Gracias

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