About the AP-Google Scholarship

Now in its final year, the AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship Program fosters new journalism skills in undergraduate and graduate students developing projects at the intersection of journalism and technology.

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.

Our two-year partnership with the Associated Press and Google is at an end, but we’re fortunate to have excess funds to support two more winners for the 2014-15 academic year.

Have you created original journalistic content with computer science elements? Are you thinking up new ways to tell a story with technology? Are you a “techie” who knows how to construct a journalistic story through multimedia? We’re looking for students pursuing studies at the crossroads of journalism, computer sciences and new media. If you’re on the cutting edge of digital media beyond the classroom, this scholarship is for you!

Students from diverse backgrounds, as well as those attending rural-area institutions, are strongly encouraged to apply. A selected number of scholarships will be based on financial need.

Award

Two students will receive scholarship awards of $7,500 each for the 2014-15 academic year. Half of the award will be granted in the first semester. The remainder will be awarded in the second semester upon proof of project proposal update and maintenance of a 3.0 GPA. Awards will be made payable to the post-secondary institution.

Scholarship winners also will receive a one-year ONA membership and recognition at ONA’s annual conference.

Deadline

The deadline for the 2014-15 academic year was Feb. 21, 2014.

Contact

For more information about the AP-Google Journalism and Technology, contact
Scholarship Manager Irving Washington.

We’re thankful to both AP and Google for supporting our inaugural program. We’re looking for additional scholarship partners for the 2015-16 academic year. If you or your organization are interested, please contact Irving Washington.