SDABJ Awards Scholarships to Student Journalists

ESPN's Jemele Hill to Speak at SDABJ Scholarship Reception

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Every year the San Diego Association of Black journalists gather to celebrate aspiring journalists in San Diego and this year is no different.

Whether you're a high school student, at a community college or four-year university, or just getting back to school, SDABJ welcomes journalists of all backgrounds to apply for their 2012 scholarships.

The organization offers four types of scholarships once a year.  These include a $1,500 Ozzie Roberts scholarship for a college journalism student at a four-year institution; $1,000 scholarship for a high school student planning to pursue a journalism or related career at a four-year institution; and a $300 scholarship to a journalism student at a community college.

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The final scholarship is a full ride, all tuition paid spot at National University’s School of Media and Communication, which totals between $40,000 and $50,000.

DOWNLOAD: Apply for the 2012 scholarships here

As in the past, NBC 7, among others, has partnered with SDABJ in order to put on the annual Scholarship Reception which will be held this year on Friday, April 13 starting at 6 p.m.

This year's reception will play host to ESPN's Jemele Hill who will provide real-world advice and tips to the winners of the SDABJ scholarships. 

Along with the awards, April's reception will also feature food, music and a raffle giveaways. Tickets for the reception can be purchased online.

For more information on the San Diego Association of Black Journalists scholarships and reception, visit their website.

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