Scholarships for American Indians

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Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities


FSNA Multimedia Scholarship

Florida Society of Newspaper Editors
c/o Florida Press Association
2636 Mitcham Drive
Tallagassee, Fl 32308
(850) 521-1161                                 Fax: (850) 577-3611
E-mail:  info@fsne.org
Web: www.fsne.org/mmscholar.shtml

Purpose 

To provide financial assistance to Native American and other minority students from any state who are majoring in journalism or communications at a college or university in Florida and also complete a paid multimedia internship at a newspaper in the state.

Eligibility 

This program is open to full-time minority students from any state enrolled in accredited journalism of mass communication programs at 4-year colleges and universities in Florida who have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Preference is given to students between their junior and senior year, but others are welcome to apply.

They must first arrange through the normal application process for an internship at a Florida newspaper in the field of multimedia or multiplatform journalism, which includes combinations of print, online, video, and audio journalism. The internship may be at any time during the current calendar year. After their acceptance as an intern, they may apply for this scholarship.

Along with their application, they must submit

  • a 300-word autobiographical essay explaining why they want to prepare for a career in journalism
  • provide a standard resume
  • references
  • clips
  • or examples of relevant classroom work

Financial data 

The scholarship stipend is $3,000. Funds are released after the designee successfully completes the internship.

Duration 

1 academic year for the scholarship.

Additional information 

Information is also available from Pat Yack, FSNE Scholarship Committee, The Florida Times-Union, 1 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202,E-mail: pat.yack@jacksonville.com. This program is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Number awarded 

1 each year.

Deadline 

May of each year.