Scholarships for American Indians
JOHN SHURR JOURNALISM AWARD
Attn: Cherokee Nation Education Corporation
17675 South Muskogee Avenue
P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah, OK 74465
(918) 453-5420 Toll-free: (800) 256-0671 (within OK)
Fax: (918) 458-6195 E-mail: email@example.com
Purpose - To provide financial assistance to citizens of the Cherokee Nation who are enrolled at a college or university in any state and working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in journalism.
Eligibility - This program is open to citizens of the Cherokee Nation who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in journalism or mass communications at a college or university in any state. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They are not required to reside in the Cherokee Nation area. ALong with their application, they must submit a 1-page essay on how their background and interests make them want to be a modern journalist storyteller, what they hope to learn in college about journalism, wht they want to accomplish with a career in the newws business, and how their Cherokee heritage will come into play for those issues. Financial need is also considered in the selection process.
Financial data - The stipend is $1,000 per semester ($2.000 per year).
Duration - 1 year.
Additional information - Recipients are expected to apply for an 8-week paid internship with The Cherokee Phoenix newspaper in Tahlequah, Oklahoma during the summer following their scholarship year.
Number awarded - 1 each year.
Deadline - Applications are accepted until the scholarship is awarded.