Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities


Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship

National Press Club

Attn: General Manger's Office

529 14th Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20045

(202) 662-7532



To provide funding to Native American and other minority high school seniors interested in preparing for a journalism career in college.


This program is open to minority high school seniors who have been accepted to college and plan to prepare for a career in journalism. 

Applicants must :

  1. demonstrate an ongoing interest in journalism through work in high school and/or other media
  2. submit a 1-page essay on why they want to prepare for a career in journalism
  3. have a GPA of 2.75 or higher in high school

Financial need is considered in the selection process.

Financial data

The stipend is $5,000 per year


4 years

Additional information

The program began in 1991.  in the past, the Press Club has drawn on the Washington Association of Black Journalists and Youth Connections (a nationwide organization that produces free papers written by high school students).

Number awarded

1 or more each year


February of each year