The Scripps Howard Foundation
Scholarship Name: Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism
Description: Not a traditional scholarship, the Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism combine training in the field with academics to help current journalists find out more about reporting on environmental issues and develop their professional skills. Fellows receive a one-year stipend to take courses at the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Eligible journalists much have at least 5 years of experience, and have completed an undergraduate degree.
Awards per Year: 5
Award is Open to: Journalists
Major/Field of Study: Journalism
How to Apply/Contact: Visit the University of Colorado at Boulder website for more information: www.colorado.edu/journalism/cej/scripps_fellowships/.
Journalism Education Association
Scholarship Name: JEA National High School Journalist of the Year
Description: If you are the star of your high school newspaper, always breaking the most important stories and making it onto the front page, you might be the JEA National High School Journalist of the Year. To enter this scholarship contest worth up to $5,000, you’ll need to get all of your best clips together and submit them to a statewide contest. Then each state will send its best to the national competition. In addition to great clips, you’ll need to have at least a 3.0 GPA, and have been working in journalism for at least two years. The best way to get started on the state level is to get in touch with a JEA member adviser who can coach you through the process.
Awards per Year: 5
Award is Open to: High School Seniors
Major/Field of Study: Journalism/Mass Communications
How to Apply/Contact: For portfolio requirements and information about state competitions, visit the JEA website. You’ll need to submit your portfolio to the state coordinator, not directly to the national office.