New England Press Association Scholarship. A $1,000
scholarship to a student majoring in a journalism-related field
attending a school with an accredited journalism program in one of the
following states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
Rhode Island and Vermont. Four additional $1,000 scholarships are
awarded to students enrolled at Northeastern University, Boston.
Application deadline is Dec 7. For information, write to:
Brenda Reed, New England Press Association, 360 Huntington Ave.,
428-CP, Boston, MA 02115;
b.reed@nepa..org; Tel: 617-373-5610; Fax: 617-373-5615.
The Oregonian Summer Internship
Program. Twelve of the best junior, senior and
graduate student journalists are recruited nationally to report, photograph, copy
edit, design pages and create graphics for 10 to 12 weeks during the
summer. Previous internship experience required. Internship pays approximately
$622 per week. Applications will be accepted between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1. Internships
take place the following summer. To apply, send a cover letter, r�sum�, three references,
a 500-word autobiographical essay and six to eight samples of your work, to:
George Rede, recruitment director, 1320 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97201;
Overseas Press Club Foundation
grants awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate journalism students.
Applicants must send an essay of not more than 500 words describing an
area of the world outside the United States or an international topic
the applicant believes deserves more and better media coverage, and a
one-page cover letter describing the applicant�s background, education,
and involvement in international affairs. Application deadline is in early
December. For information, write to: William J. Holstein, President,
Overseas Press Club Foundation, 40 W. 45th St., New York, NY 10036;
email@example.com; Tel: 212-626-9220; Fax: 212-626-9210.
Poynter Institute for Media Studies.
(See listing under
Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. An independent division of the World Security Institute (WSI), the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (www.pulitzercenter.org), welcomes proposals for enterprising reporting projects throughout the world, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported, under-reported or mis-reported in the mainstream American media.
In its first year the Center has funded 15 projects with reporting from 20 countries. The work has been featured in publications ranging from The New York Times and Los Angeles Times to Newsweek International, the Christian Science Monitor and Foreign Policy. The Center has produced half a dozen video documentaries that have aired on the public-television program Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria. It has also promoted further public debate on project topics, by arranging radio interviews, Internet outreach and university and community events. Background on the Center and on each of its projects is available on the Center's website (
Print and broadcast journalists can apply for a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to cover their travel expenses. Journalists on staff at print or broadcast outlets as well as free-lancers are eligible for support, so long as their proposed projects include a credible plan for distribution in the American mainstream media. Grants are usually awarded in the range of US$3,000 to US$20,000. The Center works with journalists on the shaping of projects and on distribution, as part of its efforts to increase the quality and quantity of international reporting in the U.S. media.
Pulliam Journalism Fellowship. Twenty
$6,500 fellowships annually. Fellows are
assigned to The Indianapolis Star or
The Arizona Republic in Phoenix for 10 weeks as
staff reporters. College sophomores, juniors, and seniors
pursuing a career in newspaper journalism are eligible. Early-admissions
postmark application deadline is Nov. 15; final postmark application
deadline is March 1. For an application packet, write: Russell B.
Pulliam, fellowship director, Pulliam Journalism Fellowship, The
Indianapolis Star, P.O. Box 145, Indianapolis, IN 46206-0145;
Russell.Pulliam@indystar.com; Tel: 317-444-6001.
Quill and Scroll Edward J. Nell Memorial
Awarded by Quill and Scroll through its International
Writing-Photography Contest or Yearbook Excellence Contest. Deadline for
Yearbook Excellence Contest entries is Nov. 1. National winners of the
International Writing-Photography Contest are also eligible for one of
the $500 Nell Scholarships. Scholarships are available to seniors
only. Submission deadline for Writing-Photography Contest entries is
Feb. 5 annually. All completed scholarship application forms
(student, adviser and principal) must be received by May 10. For
complete information and application forms, write: Richard P. Johns,
executive director, Quill and Scroll, School of Journalism and Mass
Communication, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1528;
www.uiowa.edu/~quill-sc/Scholarships; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel:
319-335-5795; Fax: 319-335-5210.
Scripps Howard Foundation Scholarships.
are available through
the Roy W. Howard College Reporting competition at Indiana University at
Bloomington, the Robert P. Scripps Graphic Arts program at the Rochester
Institute of Technology and the Ted Scripps competition at the University
of Nevada at Reno. Scholarships are also available through the "Most
Valuable Staffer" competition, the "Top Ten Scholarship" competition, and
internship programs. Check with your school about availability.
Information available at:
513-977-3034; Fax: 513-977-3800.
Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington Program.
Six students, including one international student, work as reporters in Washington for 14 weeks. A stipend of $2,000 is paid and free housing is provided. Students' stories are published on Web-based wire. Some stories go out on Scripps Howard News Service. Students may also write for hometown or campus newspapers or get internship or independent study credit. Deadline for fall program is March 1. Deadline for spring and summer programs is Nov. 1. The program is open to college juniors and seniors. Contact: Jody Beck, director, Semester in Washington Program, Scripps Howard Foundation, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1000, Washington, D.C. 20002. Tel: 202-408-2748.
Society for News Design Foundation Travel
Grants. Several travel grants are awarded to aid students and
their sponsoring educators to attend Quick Course programs and SND
annual workshop and exhibition. Grants can be used for car travel,
van rental, gasoline costs and air travel. Grants are payable only to
the faculty member�s school; students must be accompanied by a faculty
member. Write to:
David Gray, executive director, 1130 Ten Rod Road F-104, North Kingstown,
email@example.com; Tel: 401-294-5233; Fax: 401-294-5238.
Society for Technical Communication
Scholarships. Fourteen scholarships
at $2,000 each awarded as follows: Seven to
undergraduate students and seven to graduate students studying the field
of technical communication and attending accredited two- and four-year
colleges. Write: Society for Technical Communication,
901 N. Stuart St., Suite 904, Arlington, VA 22203-1822;
http://www.stc.org/edu/scholarshipInfo01.html; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 703-522-4114;
Stoody-West Fellowship. One $6,000
fellowship offered by United
Methodist Communications to a United Methodist
person who intends to pursue a career in religion journalism and is enrolled in post-graduate study at an accredited school
in the United States. Application deadline is March 15. For
information write: United Methodist Communications, Fellowship Committee,
Communications Resourcing Team, P.O. Box 320, Nashville, TN 37202-0320;
www.umcom.org/pages/news.html; Application form available at:
@umcom.org; Tel: 888-278-4862; Fax: 615-742-5423.