Bay Area Black Journalists Association

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Phone: (510) 740-8012
1714 Franklin St. #100-260 Oakland, CA. 94612

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 To apply for BABJA scholarships, follow the steps listed on the bottom of this page

 Belva Davis

Belva Davis Scholarship:

  

Belva Davis has been a fixture in Bay Area journalism for more than five decades. Becoming the first black female television journalist in the West in 1964, she has covered local, national, and international events; interviewed US Presidents and other world leaders; and for the past 19 years, served as the host of KQED’s must-watch public affairs program “This Week in Northern California.” Belva announced her retirement from broadcasting and signed off the air on Nov. 9, 2012.

Eligibility:
Students must be enrolled in a Bay Area college or university. Students attending college out of state must have graduated from a Bay Area high school. Applicants must be studying one of the following journalism fields: television, radio, print or multimedia.

Award:
$2,500 non-renewable award open to television, radio, print and multimedia students given in honor of Ms. Davis at BABJA’s scholarship event on November 7, 2014.


 

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Chauncey Wendell Bailey, Jr. Scholarship:

  

Chauncey Wendell Bailey Jr. served as editor-in-chief of the five San Francisco Bay Area Post newspapers from June 2007 until his murder on August 2, 2007. His 37-year career included lengthy periods as a reporter at the Detroit News and the Oakland Tribune. Bailey immersed himself in the Oakland community, mentoring youth interested in journalism careers.

 

Eligibility:

Students must be enrolled in a Bay Area college or university. Students attending college out of state must have graduated from a Bay Area high school. Applicants must be studying one of the following journalism fields: television, radio, print or multimedia.

 

Award:

$2,500 non-renewable award open to television, radio, print and multimedia students.


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Luci S. Williams Houston Memorial Scholarship:

  

Luci S. Williams Houston’s passion was to affirm life, in all its glory. She began her career with African American newspapers in Washington, D.C. Murdered in 2001 at age 43, Houston spent 8 years documenting the Bay Area as a photojournalist with the San Jose Mercury News. She was drawn to assignments that allowed her to build a sense of community, one image at a time.

 

Eligibility:

Students must be enrolled in a Bay Area college or university. Students attending college out of state must have graduated from a Bay Area high school. Applicants must be studying photojournalism in one of the following journalism fields: television, radio, print or multimedia.

 

Award:

$2,500 non-renewable award open to TV, radio, print and multimedia photojournalism students.


Scholarship Application Process
The deadline to apply for this year's scholarships is Oct. 17, 2014. 
 Submit each of the following in one PDF to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:
 1) A 500 to 1,000 word essay answering the question, “What will you do to impact your community as a journalist?” 

2) Resume

 3) Official transcript 

4) Sample of work (2-3 each)

 5) Three (3) letters of recommendation (from faculty, employer or journalist familiar with your work)
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 If mailing your application, it should be postmarked by Fri. Oct. 17, 2014 and sent to:
 Bay Area Black Journalists Association
 1714 Franklin St. #100-260
 Oakland, CA. 94612
 Attn: BABJA 2013 Scholarship
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