NLGJA Student Journalism Scholarships & Conference
Founded in 1990, NLGJA (National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association) is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. NLGJA opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development to its members. Below is a list of opportunities for students interested in NLGJA issues.
CONNECT: Student Journalism Projects
NLGJA’s CONNECT: Student Journalism Project provides real-world experience and professional connections at NLGJA’s National Convention for 12 students across the country who are considering a career in journalism.
This year’s National Convention is at the
Loews Philadelphia Hotel, September 7-10, 2017.
NLGJA covers student expenses including airfare, food and accommodations.
Applicants do not need to be a member of NLGJA or a member of the LGBTQ community to apply. NLGJA accepts applicants from all disciplines, departments and majors.
The Kay Longcope Scholarship Award
For 2017-2018 academic year, the Kay Longcope Scholarship will provide up to $3,000 tuition assistance to an LGBTQ student of color who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.
The Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Awards
For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship will provide up to $5,000 in tuition funding to an LGBTQ student who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.
Applications for CONNECT and Scholarships are due May 31, 2017.
Apply at www.nlgja.org.