Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities


Business Reporting Intern Program for Minority College Sophomores and Juniors

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund
P.O. Box 300
Princeton, NJ 08543-0300
(609) 452-2820            Fax:  (609) 520-5804


To provide work experience and financial assistance to Native American and other minority college students who are interested in careers in journalism.


This program is open to college sophomores and juniors who are U.S. citizens interested in careers in journalism and participating in a summer internship at a daily newspaper as a business reporter. 

Applicants must be members of a minority group and enrolled as full-time students:

  • African American
  • Hispanic
  • Asian American
  • Pacific Islander
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native

They must submit:

  • a resume
  • 3 to 5 recently-published clips
  • a list of courses with grades
  • and a 500-word essay on why they want to spend the summer writing business news.

Financial Data:  

 Interns receive a salary of at least $450 per week during the summer and a $1,000 scholarship at the successful completion of the program.


10 weeks for the summer internship; 1 year for the scholarship.

Additional Information:  

 Interns attend a 1-week training seminar and then work as business reporters on a daily newspaper.  Recently, the seminar was held at New York University.

Number Awarded:   

Up to 12 each year.


 October of each year.