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Scholarship For Journalism Diversity

Scholarship Value: $9,500
Awards Available: 1

The National Press Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious journalism organizations in the country, wants to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism.

The scholarship consists of a $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year. The first scholarship includes an additional $500 book stipend to be called the Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship. The Persina Scholarship will be awarded to the recipient of the NPC Scholarship, making the total amount of the first-year award $2,500.

The competition is open to high school seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or better who are preparing to enter college and intend to become a journalist who will bring diversity to U.S. journalism.

Applicants MUST provide the following information in TRIPLICATE (3 copies of all requested information). All information must be included in ONE PACKAGE, INCLUDING RECOMMENDATIONS newspaper articles MUST be reduced to 8 by 11 sheets ONLY. FAILURE TO INCLUDE ALL INFORMATION IN TRIPLICATE, INCLUDING MULTIMEDIA FORMATS, WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

A) No more than five (5) work samples demonstrating an ongoing interest in journalism through work on a high school newspaper or other media. These may be print articles (reduced to 8 by 11 size), or multimedia stories ON A THUMB (USB) DRIVE.

B) A 500-word essay explaining how s/he would add diversity to U.S. journalism.

C) Three letters of recommendations from persons who are not members of your family (MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE SAME PACKAGE).


E) A completed signed copy of the Financial Aid Form (FAFSA) that you submitted.

F) A letter of acceptance from the college/university of your choice or some documentation indicating where you have applied.

G) A brief description of how you have pursued journalism in high school. The student may discuss financial need or any special circumstances that would assist the Scholarship Committee in selecting a nominee.

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