NLGJA South Florida Scholarship Award
Applications for the 2022-2023 NLGJA South Florida Scholarship are now available here. The deadline to submit an application is noon EST on July 15, 2022.
The scholarship award for the 2022-2023 academic year will provide $500 in tuition funding to an LGBTQ student who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists’ mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.
NLGJA South Florida Chapter is grateful to South Florida Gay News, which has contributed to the 2022 Scholarship Award.
Applicants must be planning to pursue a career in journalism, be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to the profession. Selection will be based on journalistic and scholastic ability. Applicants also must demonstrate an awareness of the issues facing the LGBTQ community and the importance of fair and accurate news coverage. For undergraduates, a declared major in journalism and/or communications is desirable but not required. Non-journalism majors may demonstrate their commitment to a journalism career through work samples, internships, and work on a school news publication, online news service or broadcast affiliate. Graduate students must be enrolled in a journalism program.
Who Can Apply
- Current or incoming undergrad students enrolled in a U.S. community college or four-year university. Proof of acceptance or current enrollment required.
- Current or incoming graduate students enrolled in an accredited journalism or mass communications field. Proof of acceptance or current enrollment required.
How to Apply
A complete application package should be submitted electronically. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application packages should include:
- One-page résumé
- Five work samples as described under work samples
- Proof of attendance: a letter of acceptance or a letter of enrollment from a U.S. community college or four-year university (contact email@example.com for exceptions). Scanned copies accepted.
- Official transcript, scanned digital copies accepted. Please mail physical copies to:
NLGJA South Florida Scholarship – Jason Parsley
South Florida Gay News
2520 N Dixie Highway
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Please send application questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the name of the applicant in the subject line.
There is no application fee for the NLGJA South Florida Scholarship.
NLGJA South Florida Chapter will disburse the scholarship awards during each award period.
- Print – Samples written by the applicant and published in a high school, college or community newspaper, magazine or online news service. Samples should be submitted as scans in either *.jpg or *.pdf formats.
- Video – Should be submitted via e-mail when possible. Embedded video, file downloads or web addresses are also acceptable. Work samples may contain more than one story but should be no longer than 10 minutes.
- Audio – Should be submitted via e-mail when possible. File downloads or web addresses are also acceptable. Work samples may contain more than one story but should be no longer than 10 minutes.
- Photographic – Images should be examples of published work from a high school, college or community newspaper, magazine or online news service. Published submissions and/or originals should be submitted in *.jpg, *.pdf, *.tif or *.gif formats.
Deadline and Schedule
Applications for the 2022-2023 NLGJA South Florida Scholarshipare now available here. The deadline to submit an application has been extended to noon ET on July 15. NLGJA South Florida Chapter is not responsible for any incomplete or late applications, nor any late applications due to e-mail delays. *Any undelivered application will be considered incomplete.
Restrictions and Terms
The scholarship is available only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who plan to attend a full year of school in the U.S. The scholarship may not be used to pay for course work or credits earned abroad. The scholarship award may pay for tuition only. The scholarship must be disbursed within the calendar year it is awarded. The NLGJA South Florida Chapter will work with college or university financial aid offices to determine the best schedule for distributing awards, which will be sent directly to the institution. No payments will be made directly to students.
Return of Awards
Recipients who are unable to finish the academic year because of illness or family emergencies may be asked to reimburse NLGJA South Florida for awards provided for the uncompleted quarter or semester. Students suspended from school for inadequate academic performance, disciplinary action or who were charged with a criminal offense will be asked to repay their entire scholarship.