Scholarships for American Indians

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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
E-mail:  newsfund@wsj.dowjones.com
Web:  DJNewspaperFund.dowjones.com

Purpose:   

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

Eligibility:   

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.

Duration:   

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.

Deadline:  

 October of each year.