NAHJ Scholarships BA Snyder 2017-06-29T14:38:22+00:00
Since 1988, NAHJ has awarded nearly $1.6 million in scholarships to more than 700 students. NAHJ scholarship opportunities are open to college-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, broadcast, digital or photojournalism. Students attending four-year colleges and community colleges in the Unites States and Puerto Rico with a GPA of 2.5 or better are eligible for the scholarships, which range from $2,000 – $5,000.
The following 2017 scholarships have been awarded:
NAHJ Scholarship to Excellence in Journalism Conference
For the first time this year, we are offering an alternative to receiving scholarship dollars as a sponsored trip to the 2017 national conference. It includes: registration, flight, double occupancy hotel room, and a food stipend. This is not the NAHJ Student Project where students receive hands-on training with mentors for a week, but rather students attending on their own. They will have access to training for young professionals, resume and work sample critiques and networking and recruitment opportunities. Excellence in Journalism will be held September 7 – 9, 2017 in Anaheim, CA
NAHJ 2017 General Scholarships – Rubén Salazar Scholarship Fund
The NAHJ Rubén Salazar Scholarship Fund was established in 1986 to assist young Latino journalists. The scholarship fund is named after Mexican-American journalist Rubén Salazar who was a columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the news director for the Spanish-language television station KMEX.
NAHJ María Elena Salinas Scholarships
Established in 2002, this program awards scholarships to students who demonstrate a strong desire to pursue a career as a Spanish-language journalist. It is made possible through a donation from Univisión network news anchor, and NAHJ founding member María Elena Salinas. (Students applying for this scholarship must submit their essay in Spanish).
NAHJ Hortencia Zavala Scholarship
This is the inaugural year for this $5,000 scholarship. It is made possible thanks to a donation by ESPN to former NAHJ president and ESPN Deportes Senior Director of Hispanic Initiatives, Hugo Balta. The scholarship is named for Balta’s grandmother, who was one of the many special people in his life who helped him believe in his dreams.