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Google & Associated Press Team Up With Online News Association, Give Away Journalism Scholarships

Journalism Scholarship from Google and Associated Press

The Associated Press and Google want digital journalism writers to improve their craft and to help with that goal they have launched a national scholarship program for digital journalism students.

The program is being administered by The Online News Association, the largest membership organization of digital journalists in the world.

According to the program:

The AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship program will provide $20,000 scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year to six promising undergraduate or graduate students pursuing or planning to pursue degrees at the intersection of journalism, computer science and new media. The program is targeted to individual students creating innovative projects that further the ideals of digital journalism. A key goal is to promote geographic, gender and ethnic diversity, with an emphasis on rural and urban areas.


Applications are currently being accepted for the 2012-13 academic year and recipients will be chosen in Spring 2012.

Applicants must be at least sophomores in college and they must have at least one-year of full time undergraduate or graduate study left to complete.

With their application students must submit a project or concept that can help digital journalism improve.

The Online News Association will also provide winners with a free one-year subscription to the service and winners will receive recognition during ONA’s 2012 conference in San Francisco.

Journalists can apply here.