Student journalists, like their professional colleagues, dedicate themselves to covering their communities across platforms. Juggling classwork, part-time work, and journalism activities can often go without reward. The National Press Club and NPC Journalism Institute are proud to administer four scholarships honoring promising future journalists serving their communities. The National Press Club and the Journalism Institute are currently accepting applications for The Lewis Scholarship. Applications run from December until the due date.
The Lewis Scholarship will provide free housing and a monthly stipend to support student journalists of color who plan to intern at news media outlets in Washington, D.C. The Lewis Scholarship has an estimated value of $10,000 and will be awarded to one undergraduate student journalist of color each fall, spring, and summer semester. The scholarship will provide a stipend of $1,000 per month and free housing provided through Washington Intern Student Housing for the duration of the student’s internship, usually four months. Applicants must be enrolled in online classes at their college or university during their time in Washington, D.C. Applicants must be incoming juniors or seniors and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Recent graduates need not be enrolled nor would recipients of scholarships during the summer months.