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Leroy F. Aarons and the Kay Longcope scholarships are awarded annually to students who demonstrate a commitment to providing fair and accurate coverage of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. These annual scholarships are presented in honor of two prominent journalists.


Applications are due May 21, 2019.

Application packages should include:

  • Application. (This Form)
  • One-page résumé.
  • Five work samples as described under work samples.
  • Proof of attendance: a letter of acceptance or a letter of enrollment from a U.S. community college or four-year university (contact for exceptions). Scans are acceptable.
  • Write and publish a news story to tumblr of words and multimedia. Pick one story topic:
    • Profile a senior LGBTQ activist in your community. Use text, video, audio, stills, and/or infographics to show this person's story and role in the community.
    • Address a legislative initiative in your community that impacts the LGBTQ population. Use text, video, audio, stills, and/or infographics to show the impact.
    • Cover an LGBTQ event in your community. Use text, video, audio, stills, and/or infographics to cover different aspects of the event.
    • Have a great idea that's not mentioned here? Pitch it to our staff

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 750 words.

Stories do not require all elements, but should be designed for online consumption where users expect a rich multi media presentation.

  • Official transcripts. Scans are acceptable.


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