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    Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference Scholarship

    Offered by Freedom Form Institute

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 21, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $1,000

    Grade level

    High School Junior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a high school junior who wants to pursue a career in journalism? If so, consider applying for the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference Scholarhip! This scholarship is open to college-bound, high school juniors pursuing a career in journalism. The program was established to honor Al Neuharth, the founder of the Freedom Forum and USA Today. Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to help selected students pay for their college expenses. In addition, winning applicants must be able to attend the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference in June following the application deadline. If you’re passionate about journalism and are looking for some help to pay off a postsecondary degree, we encourage you to apply!

    About Freedom Form Institute

    The Freedom Forum is an organization raising awareness of the First Amendment's freedoms through education, advocacy, and sharing the stories of Americans who have exercised their rights to ignite change.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Junior

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Academic Interest

    Journalism

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, a color headshot, three journalistic work samples, and the below application materials.

    Two 500-word essays

    Academic transcript

    Letters of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Freedom Form Institute at [email protected].

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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