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Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

Offered by Freedom Form Institute

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Nov 18, 2022
Multiple awards worth


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 2024

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! This scholarship is open to college-bound, high school juniors pursuing a career in journalism. It is funded by the Freedom Forum, an organization raising awareness of First Amendment freedoms through education, advocacy, and sharing the stories of Americans who have exercised their rights to ignite change. 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!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to college-bound, high school juniors who plan on pursuing a career in journalism. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

High School Junior

Academic Interest


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.

1,000-word essay

Academic transcript

Letters of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

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

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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