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Scholarship Name:
National Press Club Journalism Institute (National Press Club) Lewis Scholarship
Scholarship Description:
Scholarship offered through the National Press Club to minority college students.
Award Amount:
$10,000.00 (est. value)
Number of Scholarships:
At least one (1) award
Application Required:
Official Transcript(s)  Required:
References and Letter of Recommendations Required:
Interview Required:
Original Essay Required:
Additional Requirements and Information:
1)  Min. 3.0 GPA; 2) Must self-identify as a “student of color;” 3) Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age; 4) Must have secured an on-site Journalism internship in Washington, D.C.; 5) Demonstrated participation in extracurricular and community service activities; 6) Resume required; 7) Transcript(s) required; 8) Unofficial transcript(s) accepted; 9) Scholarship awarded as follows:  Recipients will receive a stipend of $1,000.00 per month and free housing provided through Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) for the duration of the student’s internship, usually four (4) months. WISH housing is valued at $6,000.00 per semester.
  • 2022 was the inaugural year for this scholarship award.
  • This new scholarship program provided free housing and a monthly stipend to support student journalists of color who plan to intern at news media outlets in Washington, D.C., beginning in 2023.
  • Graduating seniors may apply for this scholarship if their internship takes place in the semester immediately following graduation.

Nationwide (US)
Eligibility Requirements:
Online application
Additional Applicant Requirements:
Must be an undergraduate junior or senior
Category (ies):
GPA, Race, Ethnicity, Merit-based, Community Service, Extracurricular Activities, Major/Field of Study
Point of Contact:
National Press Club Journalism Institute
Telephone:  (202) 662-7500

Deadline: November 30, 2023 (NLT Noon ET) (receipt date)

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