The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY is proud to announce our newly established full-tuition scholarship in partnership with The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) for one Indigenous NAJA member admitted to a Master’s program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and meets CUNY’s eligibility requirements for being a New York State Resident.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Submit a complete application to an M.A. program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.
- Submit a complete scholarship application (separate from the application for admission).
- Be considered a New York State resident as outlined by CUNY’s residency policy. Supporting documentation may be requested.
- Highlight a commitment to Indigenous storytelling as demonstrated by completed coursework, clips and/or work samples.
- Be a current member of Native American Journalists Association (NAJA). Proof of membership must be provided at the time of application.
Scholarship finalists will be determined by NAJA and the Newmark J-School. Final selection will be made by the school.
To apply, you must submit a 300-word statement explaining why you are particularly qualified for this scholarship.
The deadline to apply here is March 1.
About Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, founded in 2006, has become nationally recognized for its innovative programs. The only public graduate journalism school in the northeastern U.S., it prepares students from diverse economic, racial, and cultural backgrounds to produce high-quality journalism. As the profession rapidly reinvents itself for the digital age, the Newmark J-School is at the forefront of equipping the next generation of journalists with the tools to find stories and tell them effectively – using print, broadcast, visual, interactive, and social media. The school offers two master’s degree programs: a Master of Arts in Journalism and the nation’s first M.A. in Engagement Journalism. We also feature an M.A. in Journalism with a unique bilingual (Spanish and English) component.
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, First Nations and Métis students.