Want to be an online journalist? The Associated Press and Google have teamed up to offer a scholarship to help you get there.

The scholarship is designed "to foster digital and new media skills in student journalists" and will provide students with $20k to help "students pursuing or planning to pursue degrees at the intersection of journalism, computer science and new media." The program is specifically targeted at students "creating innovative projects that further the ideals of digital journalism."

"So many students have new ideas for news, and with the right encouragement they will become leaders showcasing what's possible through digital journalism," said Nilka Thomas, manager of Global Diversity and Talent Inclusion, Google.

Applications are available now for the scholarship for the 2012-13 school year. Winners will be chosen this Spring, and will receive the cash as well as a one-year ONA membership, and recognition at ONA's 2012 conference in San Francisco.

You can check out all the application materials and eligibility information here. Is anyone thinking of applying?