Kay Longcope Scholarship Award in Journalism

Kay Longcope Scholarship Award in Journalism

Brief Description

This scholarship is specially available for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) who are strongly motivated to entering career in journalism field. Current or incoming graduate and undergraduate students majoring in journalism or mass communications field are welcome to apply. Approximately $3,000 will be awarded to the scholarship’s winners. The application deadline is 31 May 2017.

Scholarship Description
The Kay Longcope Scholarship Award was established in 2008 through a gift from Longcope’s estate and with the guidance of Longcope’s partner Barbara Wohlgemuth. NLGJA is pleased to be home to this unique scholarship opportunity which furthers the vision of founder Leroy F. Aarons and moves forward his belief in the critical role diversity plays in the education of the next generation of newsroom leaders.

Award Value
Each of the scholarship recipients will be granted approximately $3,000.

Level and Area of Studies
Graduate and Undergraduate in journalism or communication.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

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Eligibility and Criteria
To be eligible, candidates should be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) who are strongly motivated to entering career in journalism field. In addition, he or she must meet the qualifications as follow:

  • Current or incoming undergrad students enrolled in a U.S. college or university.
  • Current or incoming graduate students enrolled in an accredited institution and field.

Applicants’ Nationality
The U.S students are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
To apply, all applicants are required to provide the documents as follow:

  • Application
  • One-page résumé.
  • Five work samples as described under work samples.
  • Proof of attendance: a letter of acceptance or a letter of enrollment.
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All applicants are advised to click the website and application link below to see further instruction.

Submission Deadline
31 May 2017.

Contact Details
Please send applications questions to Longcope@nlgja.org and include the name of the applicant in the subject line.

Website and Application Link


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