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Requirements Open to high school seniors and undergraduate students who plan to work on a bachelor's degree in journalism at an accredited 4-year college or university. Applicants must be self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; have a GPA of 2.8 or higher; and be a member of NGLTF. They must also be interested in an 8-week summer internship at NGLTF's headquarters in Washington, D.C. or its field offices in New York City, Los Angeles, or Cambridge (Massachusetts). Along with their application, they must submit an essay of 500 to 1,000 words on media coverage of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people in their community and the steps they would take as a working journalist to improve coverage of the GLBT movement. Financial need is considered in the selection process.
Duration 1 year; may be renewed for up to 2 additional years.
Number of awards granted each year 4 each year.
Department Messenger-Anderson Journalism Scholarship and Inte
Summary To provide financial assistance and work experience to members of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) interested in studying journalism in college.
Organization: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force