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Washington Post Young Journalists Scholarship/ Summer Newsroom Workshop

The Washington Post Young Journalists Scholarship is open to high school seniors in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. It is for students who will be majoring in journalism.

The scholarship is for for D.C. high school seniors only who will be attending an accredited four-year college or university as a full-time student. Applicants must be residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia and journalism majors.

Students may apply by entering the Annual Writing Seminar and Scholarship Program. They attend a writing seminar where they are taught reporting and writing techniques by reporters and editors from The Washington Post. They write news stories at the end of the seminar, and the best compositions are selected to receive scholarships.

The scholarship program is sponsored by The Washington Post, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association.

They program also includes a five-day intensive Summer Newsroom Workshop, every August in The Washington Post newsroom. The workshop gives high school students the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in a major newsroom. Students will pitch, report, write or produce a news story under the supervision and guidance of staff reporters.

The deadline for this scholarship VARIES each year, and the award amount is usually $10,000.

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