He served in the Navy and Naval Reserve, attaining the rank of lieutenant, then took a copyediting job with the New Haven Journal-Courier. The Washington Post hired him. Kennedy , urban riots, and government scandals. Aarons had a front-row seat when the Pentagon Papers story surfaced.

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Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship is May 29, Aarons dedicated his life to journalism. Aarons knew that coverage of the LGBTQ community, as well as that of other minority communities, required increasing sophistication and training for journalists.

Criteria Applicants must be planning to pursue a career in journalism, be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to the profession. Selection will be based on journalistic and scholastic ability. Applicants also must demonstrate an awareness of the issues facing the LGBTQ community and the importance of fair and accurate news coverage.

Non-journalism majors may demonstrate their commitment to a journalism career through work samples, internships, and work on a school news publication, online news service or broadcast affiliate.

Graduate students must be enrolled in a journalism program. Who Can Apply Current or incoming undergrad students enrolled in a U. Proof of acceptance or current enrollment required. Current or incoming graduate students enrolled in an accredited journalism or mass communications field.

How to Apply A complete application package should be submitted electronically. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Five work samples as described under work samples. Proof of attendance: a letter of acceptance or a letter of enrollment from a U.

Scanned copies accepted. Pitch it to our staff: awards nlgja. Any audio or video element should be between 2 and 5 minutes. Photo galleries should have between 10 and 30 photos. Infographics should be limited to two graphics. Text should be no more than words. Stories do not require all elements, but should be designed for online consumption where users expect a rich multi media presentation. Official transcript, scanned digital copies accepted.

Application Fee There is no application fee for the Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship. Work Samples Print — Samples written by the applicant and published in a high school, college or community newspaper, magazine or online news service. Video — Should be submitted via e-mail when possible.

Embedded video, file downloads or web addresses are also acceptable. Work samples may contain more than one story but should be no longer than 10 minutes. Audio — Should be submitted via e-mail when possible. File downloads or web addresses are also acceptable. Photographic — Images should be examples of published work from a high school, college or community newspaper, magazine or online news service.

Deadline and Schedule The deadline for the Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award is May 29, The recipient will be notified about their award in July Specifically, the contract requires the scholarship recipient to: Maintain a 3. If the grade point average falls below 3. A project can be done in conjunction with class work or work done for student publications, broadcast or online media.

Examples of a project include: Produce a project or other body of work for a campus or LGBTQ news organization that focuses on diversity themes. Produce a project or other body of work for a class that focuses on diversity themes. Participate in a campus diversity event where the student will speak or organize a program focusing on the importance of news coverage of diversity issues.

Work with an assigned mentor to meet the terms of the contract. The mentor will be responsible for working with the student to conceive and produce the project. Restrictions and Terms The scholarship is available only to U.

The scholarship may not be used to pay for course work or credits earned abroad. The scholarship award may pay for tuition only. The scholarship must be disbursed within the calendar year it is awarded.

Awards usually will be disbursed in equal increments at the beginning of each quarter or semester. The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund DVLF will work with college or university financial aid offices to determine the best schedule for distributing awards, which will be sent directly to the institution.

No payments will be made directly to students. The scholarship award will not exceed the cost of tuition. Return of Awards Recipients who are unable to finish the academic year because of illness or family emergencies may be asked to reimburse DVLF for awards provided for the uncompleted quarter or semester.

Students suspended from school for inadequate academic performance, disciplinary action or who were charged with a criminal offense will be asked to repay their entire scholarship.


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