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National Association of Black Journalists/CNN Scholarship

Sponsored by: National Association of Black Journalists

Applicant must be a high school senior who has been accepted at an accredited college/university pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and proven community involvement. Two letters of recommendation and a 1,000 word essay are required to be submitted on the following questions: Why do you want to be a journalist? What do you feel is the biggest obstacle facing African-Americans? Why do you feel you are deserving of the CNN Scholarship?


Application Deadline March 17
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Award Coverage Amount is for $6,250 per year for four years.
Required areas of study broadcast journalism
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable? no
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no



Max $25,000
Average $25,000
Min $25,000


Max 4

Contact Information

Irving Washington
Program Manager
National Association of Black Journalists
University of Maryland
8701-A Adelphi Road
Adelphi, MD 20783-1716 United States

Phone: (301) 445-7100 ext. 108
Fax: (301) 445-7101

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