Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award

  • Deadline: 05/21/2024
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Award Amount: $5,000
  • Website: www.nlgja.org
  • Phone: (202) 588-9888
  • Fax: Not Available
  • Email: info@nlgja.org
  • Address: 2120 L Street, NW Suite 850 Washington, DC 20037

Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship is created in honor of Leroy who dedicated his life to journalism while supporting and accurately showing the LGBTQ individuals, their lives, struggles and achievements

The foundation NLGJA noticed the importance of helping minority communities and started awarding grants each academic year to an LGBTQ student who plans a career in journalism.

Full Description

The Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship is awarded only to U.S. citizens who will enroll in college or university in the U.S. and the award will be used to pay tuition only meaning that the amount received will not exceed the student’s annual tuition costs.

Who's eligible?

There is a certain criteria related to the people who can apply for this scholarship and those who are not eligible should not send their applications.

In order to get the award, you need to be a current or incoming undergrad students at a U.S. community college or four-year university and you have to submit the proof of acceptance or current enrollment.

Also, the scholarship is available to the current or incoming graduate students enrolled in an accredited journalism or mass communications field, again proved by the submitted proof of acceptance.

Students are required to maintain a 3.2-point grade average during the academic year that the scholarship is awarded.

How to Apply

The only way of submitting the application is electronically, via their application form which can be found on their website.

Being that incomplete applications will not be considered make sure to provide all the necessary data.

Besides the application form, you will need to submit one-page résumé, five work sample and proof of attendance from a U.S. community college or four-year university.

You are also supposed to write and publish a news story to tumblr and you can pick one of the following topics:

  • A senior LGBTQ activist in your community.
  • A legislative initiative in your community that impacts the LGBTQ population
  • an LGBTQ event in your community
  • any other great idea related to LGBTQ community.

A story can be audio or video between 2 and 5 minutes or text with no more than 750 words.

The applications must be submitted by May 21 and the recipient will be notified in July.

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