NAHJ Student Project Criteria BA Snyder
Requirements and Materials for NAHJ Student Project
Who is eligible to take part in the NAHJ Student Projects?
Current college undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to take part in the NAHJ Student Projects. This includes students who currently attend community colleges and students who will graduate in May/June 2018.
NAHJ Student Members only. If you are not an NAHJ member, please go to http://www.nahj.org to join.
Must be available to take part in the program from at least Tuesday, July 17 to Saturday, July 21, 2018.
Must be 18 years of age by June 20, 2018.
Must submit complete Student Project application online.
What applicants should submit:
All materials should be attached to your online application. If you do not have electronic copies of your documents, they should be scanned and attached to the application.
Resume: One page resume listing your educational background, work history, awards, journalism-related internships, other scholarships, language proficiency and any work done for your school or community newspaper, radio and/or television.
Letter of Recommendation: A reference from someone who is familiar with your academic and/or journalism work. (Examples: professors, counselors, employers, faculty advisors, etc. Letters from relatives will not be accepted.)
Unofficial School Transcript: If you have attended more than one school, a transcript is required from each institution unless grades from the previous school (s) appear on the present transcript.
500-word Essay: Your essay should be typed, double-spaced and not exceed 500-words. Pick one of the two topics:
Why should you be selected to take part in the NAHJ Student Projects?
What do you think the trend toward convergence means for the future of journalism?
Work Samples Print, broadcast, audio, photo and/or multimedia work samples. Please limit to three.
Work samples may be in English or Spanish. Judges will be viewing all applications in a web browser, so make sure your work is formatted for the web.
Print samples can be stories written by the applicant that have been published in a high school, college campus or community newspaper, magazine or online. Applicants should include no more than three clips of published work written by the scholarship applicant. If they are not already on your computer, scan your work samples so that you can upload them.
Broadcast/audio/multimedia samples should be no longer than 3 minutes. To avoid exceeding the file limit, please submit these samples by providing links to the work. Copy and past the link into a Word document and then upload that document in the Work Sample field.
Photojournalism samples should be saved as JPEG or GIFF files. Make sure the photo’s resolution is no larger than 600K file size. You can also upload a link to the photos as noted above.
The deadline to apply for the 2018 NAHJ Knight Foundation Student Project is March 2, 2018.