4/3 Gen-I NOW: 2019 Native American Journalists Association Facebook Journalism Projects Scholarship

The Native American Journalists Association is committed to increasing the representation of Indigenous journalists in mainstream media. NAJA supports and empowers members through annual scholarship opportunities for Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and First Nations students.

In 2019, NAJA will select five students for one-time awards of $10,000 each for the NAJA – Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship for Indigenous students pursuing journalism and media degrees at a higher learning institutions.


  • Must be enrolled juniors, seniors, or graduate students at an accredited university
  • Must be pursuing a degree in digital media/journalism/communications
  • Must demonstrate commitment to Indigenous storytelling through coursework, samples, and recommendations


Visit https://najanewsroom.com/2019-facebook-scholarship-application-due-april-30/ to submit your application for the 2019 scholarship.

Students must be NAJA members to apply. Visit the NAJA Membership page at: https://naja.wildapricot.org/page-7745 to renew or become a new member.

The NAJA Education Committee will evaluate and rank all scholarship applications based on need and portfolio of work/personal statements in three key areas: storytelling, ethics and professionalism.

The deadline to submit NAJA scholarship applications is April 30, 2019.Applicants will be notified of their status if they are selected to receive a scholarship by May 2018. Awards will be sent to the students’ address as listed on the application before the end of the calendar year. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.

For questions or inquiries about scholarships or other student-related programs, contact NAJA Director of Programs and Strategic Partnerships Bryan Pollard directly at bpollard@naja.com.