2020 PABJ Scholarship Submissions - now accepting applications through October 30, 2020

You can reach PABJ's scholarship committee by clicking here. (For all questions related to scholarship nominations).

COLLEGE STUDENTS Undergraduate / Full-Time

$1,000

The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists is offering two (2) $1,000 scholarships to Philadelphia area college students pursuing a career in journalism / multimedia arts. Those eligible for this journalism challenge must be enrolled full-time in a four-year accredited college in the Philadelphia region (Philly, South Jersey, Delaware).  Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in journalism or communications (i.e. broadcast, radio, print, new media) or in another major working toward a journalism career.

COLLEGE STUDENTS Community College / Full-Time

$500

The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists is offering one (1) $500 scholarship to a Philadelphia area community college student enrolled full-time in a two year accredited college. Student must be pursuing an associate degree in journalism / multimedia arts.

FUTURE JOURNALIST  9th – 12th GRADE

$500 for equipment

The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists is offering one (1) $500 scholarship towards the purchase of equipment or software to a Philadelphia area high school student actively exploring their interest in the field of journalism or multimedia arts.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS:

COLLEGE STUDENTS 

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA  (transcript must be sealed and sent by registrar)
  • Two (2) Letters Of Recommendation (professional or academic)
  • Essay (no less than 1200 words) based on one of the 3 questions below:

              ESSAY QUESTIONS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS:

  • How do you cover a story that has two or more distinct perspectives or viewpoints? Why is it important to include multiple perspectives/viewpoints/sides of a story? What do you consider in order to write a balanced story? Write a story to give an example.
  • BREAKING NEWS: A terrible accident has injured 12 students on a school bus, the mayor is arrested in city hall for accepting bribes, and a  6th woman has mysteriously disappeared in the city in less than 2 weeks. You are producing the 5pm newscast with only minutes left in the show and can only get one of these stories in. Which one do you chose and why?  What do you consider when deciding?
  • In the aftermath of COVID-19 you are asked to write an editorial on lessons learned for the African American community. Based on your experience or observations during the pandemic, write an editorial for a nationally syndicated publication.    

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA  (transcript must be sealed and sent by counselor)
  • Two (2) Letters Of Recommendation (academic or mentor)
  • Essay (no less than 500 words) based the question below:

         ESSAY QUESTION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

  • What does the term “journalistic ethics” mean to you?    

Describe how ethics questions can impact the reporting of a story.


The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists is offering $500 towards the purchase of equipment or software to a Philadelphia area high school student actively exploring their interest in the field of journalism or multimedia arts.   
REQUIREMENTS
High School Students (9th thru 12th grades)
 

  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (official transcript required)
  • All applicants must submit a minimum of 3 examples of your work
  • Applicant must have two letters of recommendation. One letter must be the applicant’s English teacher. 
  • All applicants must submit a 500 word essay

 TIMELINE
1. Deadline for all submissions:  October 30, 2020.
Please email any questions to Scholarship Committee Chair, Charlene Horne at  pabjscholarships@gmail.com

The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists is offering two (2) $1,000 and (1) $500 scholarships to Philadelphia area college students pursuing a career in journalism / multimedia arts. Those eligible for this journalism challenge must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college in the Philadelphia region (Philly, South Jersey, Delaware).  

REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in journalism or communications (i.e. broadcast, radio, print, new media) or in another major working toward a journalism career.
College Students
 

  • Full-time applicants: Must currently have a minimum of 12 credits
  • Community College applicants: Must currently have a minimum of 12 credits
  • All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must provide official sealed transcript from registrar (or submitted online)
  • All applicants must submit a minimum of 3 examples of your work.
  • Applicant must have a letter of recommendation from a journalism professor.
  • All  applicants must submit a 1200 word essay

 TIMELINE
1. Deadline for all submissions:  October 30, 2020.
Please email any questions to Scholarship Committee Chair, Charlene Horne at  pabjscholarships@gmail.com

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