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AP/Google Scholarships available -- Deadline Feb. 8!

The Associated Press and Google are seeking candidates for a scholarship program that recognizes student creativity and innovation at the intersection of journalism and technology.

Now in its second year, the AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship Program is administered by the Online News Association, the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists.

The program will award six $20,000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year who are pursuing degrees in journalism, computer science and new media. The deadline to apply is Feb. 8, 2013.

Scholarship winners are selected by a distinguished team of leaders from across the digital media industry. A key goal of the program is to promote geographic, gender and ethnic diversity, with an emphasis on rural and urban areas.

“These scholarship recipients are devising dynamic and innovative ways to tell stories and make information accessible,” said Nilka Thomas, manager of Global Diversity and Talent Inclusion at Google. “We’re proud to support these emerging digital leaders and the diversity of background and experiences that shape their perspectives.”

Recipients use their awards to pursue individual projects. Last year’s winners are tackling projects ranging from interactive data visualizations to data-driven hyperlocal reporting to news games. The winners will be blogging about their progress, challenges and achievements on the ONA website (www.journalists.org) and participating in Google Plus hangouts in 2013.

For more details: http://journalists.org/next-gen/ap-google-scholarship/.

Apply here: http://journalists.org/next-gen/ap-google-scholarship/apply/.