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Scholarship Name:

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (“NLGJA”) Kay Longcope Scholarship

Scholarship Description:

Scholarship offered by the NLGJA to minority LGBTQ students.

Award Amount:

Up to $3,000.00


Number of Scholarships:

At least one (1) award

Application Required:


Official Transcript Required:


References and Letter of Recommendations Required:


Interview Required:


Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information:

1)  Must be an LGBTQ (“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer”) person of color; 2) Must be enrolled in a U.S. college or university; 3) Must be planning to pursue a degree leading to a career in Journalism; 4) Demonstrated participation in extracurricular and community service activities; 5) Resume required; 6) Proof of enrollment required; 7) Five (5) work samples required; 8) Must write and publish a news story to tumbler using words and multimedia from one (1) of the following topics:

O Profile a senior LGBT activist in your community. Use text, video, audio, stills, and/or infographics to show this person’s story and role in the community;

O Address a legislative initiative in your community that impacts the LGBTQ population. Use text, video, audio, stills, and/or infographics to show the impact;

O Cover an LGBTQ event in your community. Use text, video, audio, stills, and/or infographics to cover different aspects of the event.



O For undergraduates, a declared major in Journalism and/or communications is desirable, but not required.

O 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.








Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):

Online application, Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

Additional Applicant Requirements:

May be a graduating high school senior,  undergraduate  or graduate student

Category (Select all that apply):

Race, Ethnicity, Community Service, Extracurricular Activities, Major/Field of Study, Sexual Orientation/Identity

Web Site:

Point of Contact:

Longcope Scholarship – NLGJA
2120 L Street NW, Suite 850
Washington, D.C. 20037




                 May 31, 2017 (NLT 11:59 p.m. EST) (receipt date)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).