Scholarship Name:

National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity

Scholarship Description:

Scholarship offered by the National Press Club to minority high school students.


Award Amount:

Up to $10,500.00


Number of Scholarships:

At least one (1) award

Application Required:


Official Transcript Required:


References and Letter of Recommendations Required:

Three (3) letters of recommendation

Interview Required:


Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information:

1)  Min. 3.0 GPA; 2) Must plan to pursue a degree leading to a career in Journalism; 3) Demonstrated financial need; 4) FAFSA required; 5) No more than five (5) original work samples demonstrating an ongoing interest in Journalism through work on a high school newspaper or other media; 6) College or university acceptance letter required; 7) Transcript(s) required; 8) Scholarship award payable in the following installments: The scholarship consists of a $2,000.00 one (1) year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three (3) additional academic years at $2,500.00 per academic year. The first year scholarship payment includes an additional $500.00 book stipend to be called the Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship. The Persina Scholarship will be awarded to the recipient of the NPC Scholarship, making the total amount of the first year award $2,500.00.

NOTE: Three (3) copies of original application and supporting documents (including transcript(s) and recommendations) MUST be submitted in a single envelope.








Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):

Paper application

Additional Applicant Requirements:

Must be a graduating high school senior

Category (Select all that apply):

GPA, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Need-based, Merit-based, Major/Field of Study, Extracurricular Activities, Community Service, Major/Field of Study

Web Site:

Point of Contact:

National Press Club
Attention: Scholarship Department
529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20045
Telephone: (202) 662-7599




         March 1 (postmark date) (annually)

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).