AP-Google Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship Program fosters new journalism skills in undergraduate and graduate students developing projects at the intersection of journalism and technology.

Our goal: To shine a light on the hidden treasures in schools across the country — the digital-minded journalists who will be the future of our industry.
The program is targeted to individual students creating innovative projects that further the ideals of digital journalism. A key goal is to promote geographic, gender and ethnic diversity, with an emphasis on rural and urban areas.

Have you created original journalistic content with computer science elements? Are you thinking up new ways to tell a story with technology? Are you a “techie” who knows how to construct a journalistic story through multimedia? We’re looking for students pursuing studies at the crossroads of journalism, computer sciences and new media. If you’re on the cutting edge of digital media beyond the classroom, this scholarship is for you!

Students from diverse backgrounds, as well as those attending rural-area institutions, are strongly encouraged to apply. A selected number of scholarships will be based on financial need.


Six students will receive scholarship awards of $20,000 each. Half of the award will be granted in the first semester. The remainder will be awarded in the second semester upon proof of project proposal update and maintenance of a 3.0 GPA. Awards will be made payable to the post-secondary institution.

Scholarship winners also will receive a one-year ONA membership and recognition at ONA’s annual conference.

Applicants must meet the following requirements at the time of the application:

Be a U.S. citizen
Be a minimum of 18 years of age
Be currently enrolled full time at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. (College graduates returning to school are eligible to apply and must provide an acceptance letter from graduate institution.)
Have at least one year of full-time undergraduate or graduate study remaining
Have minimum grade point average of 3.0
Be at least a college sophomore at time of application
Be available for in-person or remote interviews with selection committee if selected as a finalist

Please check website for updated deadline.

Year of Need: College Senior, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad,

Type: Needs Based

Num Awards: 6

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 20,000

Deadline: 2018-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Online News Association
c/o NPR 1111 North Capitol Street NE, Sixth Floor
Washington, DC 20002

Contact Person:

Phone: 646-290-7900