NABJ Scholarships


NABJ Scholarships

NABJ awards scholarships annually to deserving high school and college students interested in pursuing journalism careers. Over the last decade, NABJ has awarded more than a half a million dollars to students studying broadcast, print, and online journalism; photography; graphic design; and communications.

NABJ’s scholarships are up to $10,000 each and are named in honor of media companies, corporations, organizations and NABJ’s Founders,  past presidents, task forces and regions.

Applications are available online via NABJ’s website and social media every fall and spring.

An NABJ scholarship selection committee selects awardees based on NABJ’s scoring system and adherence to the application guidelines and requirements

  • Awardees will be formally recognized in the convention program book, and the NABJ website
  • Previous awardees are not eligible to re-apply to any NABJ Scholarships
  • Scholarship awards are disbursed in one payment to the awardee’s school upon proof of enrollment
  • Students may apply for multiple NABJ scholarships. Please check each application for criteria.


The 2021 Scholarship Offerings include:

  • NABJ Acel Moore Scholarship (Applications Closed Jan.31)
  • NABJ- ESPN Stuart Scott Scholarship & Internship (Applications Closed Jan.31)
  • NABJ Larry Whiteside Scholarship (Applications Closed Jan.31)
  • NABJ Scholarship (Applications Closed Jan.31)
  • Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship (Applications Closed Jan.31)
  • NABJ Visual Task Force Scholarship (Applications Closed Jan.31)
  • NABJ Region III Scholarship (Applications Closed Jan.31)
  • Sheila Brooks NABJ Entrepreneur Scholarship: Reopening Fall 2021