Faced with intense pressure, it is as important as ever that talented reporters be supported in their pursuit of quality journalism.
This is particularly true at the local level. Without sufficient local journalism, residents go without the information they need to make critical decisions, hold institutions accountable, and cast informed votes.
In 2014, 1 in 5 reporters worked in NYC, DC, or LA, compared to 1 in 8 in 2004. This decrease in local coverage is likely to have a detrimental impact on our communities; local issues are more likely to be bipartisan and bring communities closer together.
The Bold.org Local Journalism Grant supports aspiring journalists, and will cover costs for a local journalism project proposed by the recipient.
Applicants must be current students in high school or at any accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the US. The grant will go towards funding a local journalism project undertaken by the recipient in their community.
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The application deadline is Apr 17, 2020. Winners will be announced on May 16, 2020.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 16, 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.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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.