NYU Journalism-NABJ, NAHJ, and IJA Scholarships

NYU Journalism-NABJ, NAHJ, and IJA Scholarships:

This scholarship is exclusively available to students applying for our in-person concentrations and those intending to enroll as full-time students. This scholarship is not open to applicants for American Journalism Online or part-time enrollment.

The NYU- NABJ scholarship, NYU-NAHJ scholarship and NYU-IJA scholarship are three separate scholarships, created to support current and future student members of the following  journalistic affinity groups: National Association of Black Journalists, The National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the Indigenous Journalists Association (formerly known as NAJA: Native American Journalists Association). 

The Journalism Institute offers competitive full-tuition plus stipend scholarship to members of the National Association of Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous Journalists Associations admitted to one of the ten NYU Journalism graduate programs in the fall of 2024. This scholarship is funded by the Arthur L Carter Journalism Institute. 

These scholarships are open to all U.S. citizens or permanent residents, regardless of identity or background so long as the candidate shares the core mission of our partner organizations

The goals of the NABJ, NAHJ, and IJA scholarships are to support the missions of our partner organizations. Please see general information about the missions of each organization in the hyper-links below: 


Interested candidates need to submit a scholarship essay application. The application can be found on the the “scholarships” tab of the GSAS application. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is January 4, 2024. 

NYU Journalism’s NABJ, NAHJ, and IJA Scholarships cover: 

  • All tuition and registration fees for the number of credits required for the degree. 
  • A stipend for the number of semesters it takes for a full-time student to complete the program in which the student is enrolled.

Eligible candidates must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Those awarded must be a member of the NABJ, NAHJ, or IJA upon acceptance of their award. Membership for each affinity organization is open to all persons, regardless of their background or race. 

The goal of the NYU Journalism-NABJ, NAHJ, and IJA scholarships is to support an exceptional student who might not otherwise have the opportunity to study in one of our prestigious  graduate journalism programs:

+ Cultural Reporting & Criticism 

+ Business & Economic Reporting

+ Global & Joint Program Studies

 + Literary Reportage

 + Magazine & Digital Storytelling 

+ News & Documentary  

+ Reporting the Nation & New York

+ Podcasting & Audio Reportage 

+ Science, Health & Environmental Reporting

+ Studio 20: Digital First

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is a pioneer in educating today’s journalists. Not confined by the traditional structure that defines most journalism schools, our small cohort size allows for a deeper, more personalized experience. And NYU Journalism programs emphasize the critical thinking skills so important when covering a complex, interrelated world. All of this adds up to the perfect combination of skills and mastery of content.

The strength of NYU’s journalism program stems from the accomplishments of our faculty, who are at the top of their fields. Our professors author books on important contemporary topics. They publish in the most prestigious papers, magazines, and reviews. And they produce award-winning documentaries and broadcast news specials for major media outlets. NYU professors are much more than just mentors—they are deeply invested in their students’ success as future journalists.

Interested candidates need to submit a scholarship essay application. The application can be found on the GSAS application. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is January 4. 

Proof of membership in the National Association of Black, Hispanic, or Indigenous Journalists (NABJ, NAHJ or IJA) must be submitted at the time of accepting the fellowship award. Please note that membership in the NABJ, NAHJ, and IJA is open to individuals of all racial backgrounds. This scholarship is available to all members who are US citizens or permanent residents.

NYU Journalism admission info and online application can be found here:


For further information about the NYU Journalism NABJ, NAHJ, and IJA scholarship, please contact our Scholarship and Mentor Program Officer at keyana.smith@nyu.edu or call 212-998-8044.

For more information about admission to NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute,contact the graduate administrative aide at graduate.journalism@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7993.