Friday, March 6, 2009

Native American Journalist Association 2009 Scholarship

2009 Native American Journalist Association Scholarship

Each year NAJA offers scholarships ranging from $500-$5,000 to Native American students pursuing journalism degrees at a higher learning institution. To apply, students must be current paid members. Annual memberships cost $10 for high school students and $20 for college students.

  • Cover letter stating financial need, area of interest (print, broadcast, photojournalism, new media or journalism education) and reasons for pursuing a career in journalism.
  • A brief description of courses taken and grade level (college students only); as well as your anticipated term of graduation (for example Fall '09).
  • One copy of your FAFSA report. All applicants must file a FAFSA report regardless of income status.
  • Other financial reports citing miscellaneous income not listed on the FAFSA report.
  • An official school transcript (college or high school – transcripts must be sent to the NAJA office directly from the high school or college/university. The transcripts must be in a sealed envelope.)
  • Two letters of recommendation from people familiar with your professional or academic work, such as editors, producers, teachers/professors, academic advisors, etc.
  • Work samples or Portfolio (magazines or newspaper clips, tapes, etc.) if available, or other samples of your work, such as class essays.
  • Proof of enrollment in a federally- or state-recognized tribe. If not enrolled, please provide one of the following with your application: (1) Letter from a tribal official on tribal letterhead stating the applicant's status or relationship with the federally-recognized or state-recognized tribe; or (2) Documentation of enrollment from a family member who is a member of a federally- or state-recognized tribe AND a letter from the family member showing the applicant's relationship.
  • Scholarship Financial Profile

You must be a NAJA member to apply for scholarships. Sign up for membership on our membership page.

Application deadline: June 1st, 2009.

No late or incomplete applications will be accepted (Free Applications for Federal Student Aid or FAFSAs take several weeks to process. Your or your parents' tax statements will be needed before filling out a FASFA, so it's best to file taxes early in the year).

Winners to be announced: July 1st 2009.

All forms and application materials must be submitted for your application to be considered.

Get 2009-10 Scholarship Forms

For questions or inquiries about scholarships or other student-related programs, please contact NAJA national office at 405-325-9008 or email:

2008 Scholarship Winners

  • Russel Daniels (Navajo/Ho-Chunk/Nooch), University of Montana
  • Annie Greenberg (Eskimo), University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Ramona Marozas (Bad River Chippewa) St. Cloud State University (MN.)
  • Povi Lomayaoma (Hopi/Tewa) Fort Lewis College (CO.)
  • Ann Marie Taylor (Choctaw) University of Oklahoma
  • Bryan Dugan (Cherokee) University of Oklahoma
  • Andrea Murphy (Navajo) New Mexico State University

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