Washington, D.C. (Feb. 20, 2018) — The National Association of Black Journalists is excited and proud to announce its partnership with Facebook on its recently launched The Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship. The scholarship program was created to support the next generation of journalists, and to strengthen the pipeline of diversity in journalism and media.
“It’s an exciting time to enter the field of journalism,” said NABJ President Sarah Glover. “NABJ is pleased to join Facebook to support and train the next generation of journalists. We are grateful that our students will be able to tap into this worthy program.”
NABJ joins our fellow journalism organizations, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Native American Journalists Association, Asian American Journalists Association, and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, as participants in Facebook’s forward-thinking initiative to collectively distribute more than one million dollars of vital scholarship resources to our respective constituency.
NABJ will receive a $250,000 scholarship grant to award students over the course of five years. To be eligible to receive the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled juniors, seniors, or graduate students at an accredited university in the United States, and pursuing a degree in digital media, journalism or communications. The NABJ and Facebook scholarship program will consist of $10,000 awards and digital equipment grants.
The Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship program will begin in the 2018-19 school year.
Further information about the NABJ scholarship program and application process will be available in March at NABJ.org.
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. For additional information, please visit http://www.nabj.org.