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Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award

National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA)

Application Information

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Scholarship Overview

This scholarship is for students who are planning to pursue a career in journalism. Applicants must demonstrate an awareness of the issues facing the LGBT community and the importance of fair and accurate news coverage. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be high school seniors or current undergraduate students who who will attend a US community college or four-year university full-time; or undergraduate students who have been accepted for their first year at a US graduate school. For undergraduates, a declared major in journalism and/or communications is desirable but not required. Graduate students must be enrolled in a journalism program. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must provide a one-page resume and five work samples and write and publish a news story to tumblr of words and multimedia (must pick one story topic from a list of four). See website for additional application guidelines.

How easy is it to apply?


This scholarship has application requirements that could take a lot of time and effort.

How much competition is there?

Not much

This scholarship won't have as many applicants as most.

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Deadline: May 23
Average Award: $3,000
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