The Associated Press and Google are launching a great new national scholarship program for digital journalism students. And The Online News Association, the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists, is going to administer the program.
The AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship program will provide $20,000 scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year to six promising undergraduate or graduate students pursuing or planning to pursue degrees at the intersection of journalism, computer science and new media. The program is targeted to individual students creating innovative projects that further the ideals of digital journalism. A key goal is to promote geographic, gender and ethnic diversity, with an emphasis on rural and urban areas.
Applications are now open for the 2012-13 academic year. Scholars will be chosen in Spring 2012.
The scholarships are open to college sophomores or higher with at least one year of full-time undergraduate or graduate study remaining. Applicants must submit a project or concept that explains how his or her strategy moves digital journalism forward. Scholarship winners also will receive a one-yearONA membership and recognition at ONA’s 2012 conference in San Francisco. Read about the eligibility criteria and apply here.