If you’re a digital journalist student, you can win a $20,000 scholarship. Photo courtesy of Flickr user vancouverfilmschool. Licensed under CC BY-2.0.Digital journalism is a fast growing field that is overtaking traditional journalism more and more. It incorporates new types of media that presents news to the public in new ways. As this field expands, the Associated Press and Google are offering a $20,000 scholarship for digital journalism students to help them in their education.

According to their website, “The AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship program is offering scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year to six promising undergraduate or graduate students pursuing or planning to pursue degrees at the intersection of journalism, computer science and new media. The program is targeted to individual students creating innovative projects that further the ideals of digital journalism. A key goal is to promote geographic, gender and ethnic diversity, with an empahsis on rural and urban areas.”

Applications can be found here. The program is open to college sophomores or higher. Applicants must submit a project or concept that explains how his or her strategy moves digital journalism forward. Recipents will be chosen in Spring 2012.

For more information about the scholarship program and to read more from the creators of the program, read their press release here.

[via Engadget]