Journalism is under incredible scrutiny today in the US, with constantly swirling debates on responsible journalism, what constitutes bias in media, and how to ensure facts remain at the forefront of our public discussions.
For the free press to thrive as a trusted pillar of our society, it is critical that talented new reporters are supported as they power quality journalism for decades to come.
Supporting creative, innovative aspiring journalists is especially important at the university level, where a massive 76% of students regularly read their college newspaper.
College newspapers are thriving, with a stronger impact than ever on student bodies; they educate students and spark conversation among them. Students are a particularly critical segment of our population because they have their entire lives as engaged citizens ahead of them.
The Bold.org College Journalism Grant supports aspiring journalists currently in college, and will cover costs for a campus journalism project proposed by the recipient.
Applicants must be current students enrolled in any accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the US. Applicants do not need to be journalism majors, but do need to have a strong passion for journalism.
Winners will be chosen based on the creativity and potential impact of their proposed project.
The application deadline is Feb 27, 2020. Winners will be announced on Apr 3, 2020.
The scholarship award is $1,000 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on Apr 3, 2020. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.