University of Virginia

The Sierra Jenkins Scholarship Fund

The Virginia Press Association’s charitable arm, the Virginia Press Foundation, has partnered with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, to establish the Sierra Jenkins Scholarship Fund.

For students who are long-time residents of Virginia pursuing a degree in journalism or a degree in communications with a concentration in journalism at a four-year Virginia college or university. Applicants must be studying print or online/digital journalism. Preference will be given to African American/Black students or other historically marginalized racial or ethnic groups such as, but not limited to, Native American/Indigenous, Hispanic/Latinx, Middle Eastern, Asian and Pacific Islanders. This is a one-year, one-time only scholarship; it will not be renewed. NEW IN 2023-2024.

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Scholarship Info

Grade Level

High School Seniors


RegionState of Virginia
DeadlineMarch 1, 2023
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