Scholarships for American Indians
Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship
National Press Club
Attn: General Manger's Office
529 14th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20045
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 :
- demonstrate an ongoing interest in journalism through work in high school and/or other media
- submit a 1-page essay on why they want to prepare for a career in journalism
- have a GPA of 2.75 or higher in high school
Financial need is considered in the selection process.
The stipend is $5,000 per year
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).
1 or more each year
February of each year