"Hangout" with ONA: Learn more about AP-Google Scholarship

By on November 15, 2011

Hello, ONA Students and Educators!

As the school year comes to a close and you begin to prepare for finals, we want to remind you that the deadline for the AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship is fast approaching: Jan. 27, 2012.

The 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 of the program is to promote geographic, gender and ethnic diversity, with an emphasis on rural and urban areas.

We know many of you have questions about the application. What type of project is the committee looking for? Do I have to major in journalism? Can graduate students apply?

ONA Scholarship Manager Irving Washington will be on a Google+ Hangout to host a Q&A on how to prepare for the AP-Google Scholarship this Friday, Nov. 18, from 2-3 p.m. (ET).

The maximum number of Google+ Hangout participants is 10. Participants are invited to join the hangout at various times throughout the hour.

To receive your Google Hangout invite, complete the online invitation form here.

Also, visit your Google+ page and add Irving Washington to your circles. His email is irvingona1@gmail.com.

For more information or questions, contact Irving Washington at (317) 441-5051 or iwashington@journalists.org.

Jane McDonnell

As executive director, Jane oversees and manages the day-to-day operations of the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists, working closely with the Board of Directors. Her purview includes membership, partnerships, global community outreach, budgeting and revenue generation, fundraising and development, the Online Journalism Awards, and providing vision for ONA’s state-of-the-art annual conference.