Apply for NAHJ Scholarships Now!

Applications are now available for NAHJ’s scholarships awarded annually to aspiring Latino journalists and other students committed to journalism. All applications are to be completed online and the deadline is April 6, 2009.
NAHJ scholarships are awarded through the Rubén Salazar Scholarship Fund, established in honor of the Latino journalism pioneer who was killed by a tear gas projectile from an L.A. County Sheriff while he covered an anti-Vietnam War demonstration in 1970. With last year’s $91,000 awarded to 35 students, NAHJ has given out a total of more than $1.5 million in financial aid to more than 550 aspiring journalists since the fund beganoperating in 1987.
Scholarships are possible this year thanks to contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, including annual donations from Noticiero Univisión Co-anchor María Elena Salinas, FOX News Senior Correspondent Geraldo Rivera, the Samuel Newhouse Foundation and the Ford Motor Company.
Scholarships are open to a range of students – from incoming freshmen to graduate students – depending on the guidelines and criteria for each category or the donor of the scholarship. For more information on the scholarships, criteria, and the application, please go to http://www.nahj.org/educationalprograms/nahjscholarships.shtml
The scholarships are part of NAHJ’s educational and professional development programs, which include annual conventions, student media training projects, journalism workshops, multimedia training, a new job bank and career center and much more. Through these programs, NAHJ seeks to boost the number of Latinos in newsrooms and to create a path toward achieving more fair and accurate coverage of the Hispanic community.
For more information on the scholarships, you may also contact Virginia Galindo at (202) 662-7145 or via email at vgalindo@nahj.org .

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