April Scholarships

Youth Free Expression Film Contest: Fight the Power!
Sponsor: National Coalition Against Censorship
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2018extended to May 15, 2018
Description: Contest is open to individuals living in the U.S. or its territories (but need not be citizens) who will be age 19 or younger on the day the film is submitted. Contestant must submit a film of four minutes or less on the topic, “Fight the Power: Why (Your) Protest Matters!”

Kay Longcope Scholarship Award
Sponsor: National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association (NLGJA)
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: April 17, 2018extended to May 17, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to LGBT individuals of color planning to pursue a career in journalism and are able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to the profession.

Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award
Sponsor: National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association (NLGJA)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 17, 2018extended to May 17, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to current or incoming undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in an accredited journalism or mass communications field. Applicant must also demonstrate an awareness of the issues facing the LGBT community and the importance of fair and accurate news coverage.

Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship
Sponsor: The Philadelphia Foundation
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018extended to June 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students in their 3rd, 4th, or 5th year of study leading to an undergraduate degree who are enrolled at a four-year Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of the Northeastern region of the U.S.

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