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Alicia Patterson Foundation
The Alicia Patterson Foundation Program was established in 1965 in memory of Alicia Patterson, who was editor and publisher of Newsday for nearly 23 years before her death in 1963. One-year grants are awarded to working photojournalists/journalists to pursue independent projects of significant interest and to write articles based on their investigations for the The APF Reporter, a quarterly magazine published by the Foundation.
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Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
Scholarships, Internships, Grants
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Associated Collegiate Press
Internship Opportunities
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Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
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Financial Aid, Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards in Media Communications
Covers Advertising, Communications, Filmmaking, Journalism, Marketing, Motion Pictures, Print, Radio, Television, Writing. A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D. Covers Advertising, Communications, Filmmaking, Journalism, Marketing, Motion Pictures, Print, Radio, Television, Writing.
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Freedom Forum
Chips Quinn Scholarship Program
This year-round program sponsored by The Freedom Forum provides training, internships and $1,000 scholarships to college students of color who are pursuing careers in print journalism. College juniors, seniors or recent graduates with majors or career goals in journalism are eligible to be nominated by their schools, by newspaper editors or by direct application with supporting letters of endorsement. Nominees must be majoring or minoring in journalism or have firmly demonstrated an interest in journalism as a career.
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Friendly Press Fellowships (The Alfred)
This program offers ten fellowships annually to various print journalists from developing and transitional countries around the world with an emerging free press. Fellows spend five months working at a United States print media organization. Fellows also attend three journalism seminars. This program covers all international and domestic travel expenses, as well as a $1,400 monthly stipend. For more information contact the organization at 1616 H Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20006; Phone: (202) 737-4414; Fax: (202) 737-4416; Email: info@pressfellowships.org
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The Fund for Investigative Journalism
The Fund for Investigative Journalism gives grants, ranging from $500 to $10,000, to reporters working outside the protection and backing of major news organizations. These grants are limited to journalists seeking help for investigative pieces involving corruption, malfeasance, incompetence and societal ills in general as well as for media criticism.
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Human Rights Watch
The Fund for Free Expression Hellman-Hammett Grants
The Fund for Free Expression, a division of Human Rights Watch, grants $3,000 to $10,000 to writers who are in financial need as a result of political persecution. The grantee is selected by a five-member selection committee. In addition, the Fund makes small emergency grants of up to $2,000 for writers in urgent need to leave their country. For more information contact the Human Rights Watch, 485 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017; Phone: (212) 972-8400; Fax: (212) 972-0905.
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International Center for Journalists
The International Center for Journalists has a number of fellowships available for journalists in the United States and around the world, including the
(1) The Arthur F. Burns Fellowships Program : an exchange between German and U.S. journalists. Fellows work for two months at news organizations in one another's countries. Many have used the program as a springboard to leadership positions in U.S. and German media.
(2) Scripps Howard Semester : a Washington internship program bringing three international students per year to Washington, D.C., to work at the Scripps Howard News Service for 10 to 14 weeks each.
(3) The Knight International Journalism Fellowships : This program sends international media professionals to countries around the world for a year or longer to work on projects with lasting impact. In addition, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is sponsoring fellowships to improve coverage of health in Africa.
(4) The World Affairs Journalism Fellowships : This program improves coverage of global issues in U.S. media by sending journalist abroad to report on international stories of local importance. Participants have won numerous regional and national awards.
(5) The McGee Journalism Fellowship in Southern Africa : This program sends a media expert each year to teach at the University of Botswana's Media Studeis Department and to lead other projects designed to improve journalism in that country.
(6) The International Journalism Exchange : This program brings top newspaper and online editors from around the world to the U.S. for a five-week program, including several weeks of hands-on training in newsrooms. Conducted with the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
(7) U.S. - Austria Exchange : Four outstanding media professionals from the United States and Austria are awarded an opportunity to report from and travel in each other's countries.
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International Federation of Journalists
Currently describes three prizes:
(1) Real Life Matters: The IFJ Prize for Excellence in Reporting Drugs and HIV/AIDS
(2) The IFJ Journalism for Tolerance Prize: Excellence in Journalism Combating Racism and Discrimination
(3) The Europe Prize - Journalism for a Changing World Excellence in Reporting European and Global Issues
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Journalism Fellowships And Other Awards and Opportunities
Lists more than 50 fellowships, scholarships and awards specifically aimed at young, college and early-career journalists. Mark Grabowski, Esq., Journalism Professor, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ; (732) 571-4425
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Journalism/Media RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center's Center Philanthropy News Digest
Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.
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Kiplinger Program for Public Affairs Journalists at The Ohio State University
In a world with too many stories to cover and too many deadlines to meet, the distinguished Kiplinger Program for Public Affairs journalism is offering talented, mid-career journalists are rare commodity: Time. The select few chosen for the program will be given six months to work on a public affairs project of their choice, as well as take a rich array of classes for university credit (with approval) toward a new or advanced degree. They may also mentor aspiring journalists at the award-winning college newspaper, The Lantern.
Successful applicants will begin the program, housed in the ultra modern Page Hall in the hub of campus, in January. For their six-month participation, they will receive a $20,000 stipend plus medical benefits and free tuition (with approval). Upon completion, Fellows will receive a Certificate in Public Affairs Journalism from the John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy, as well as a transcript reflecting credit for coursework.
Among other requirements, applicants must have:
(1) At least five years of journalism experience
(2) A proposal for an independent work of public affairs journalism
(3) A brief autobiography, resume and work samples
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Knight Foundation
The web site offers descriptions of Knight Foundation's four program areas : Community Initiatives, Journalism, Education and Arts and Culture including our initiatives as well as application guidelines. Note: Detroit, Michigan is one of the 26 favored locations.
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Knight Science Journalism Fellowships
MIT's mid-career program is designed primarily for experienced journalists who cover science, technology, medicine or the environment for the general public or journalists who wish to prepare themselves to cover these fields. Fellows spend an academic year on campus, attending courses and participating in weekly seminars with top researchers.
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McCormick Tribune Foundation
Funds grants to promotes development of effective and farsighted leadership for news organizations; freedom of expression for all news media; diversity of staffing and content in the news media; and full and informed coverage of national security issues. No funds for individuals.
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Michigan State University
School of Journalism Scholarships
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National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University
NAJP Mid-Career Fellowships recognize that many arts and cultural journalists are asked to cover topic areas or disciplines for which previous training may not have prepared them. These fellowships offer critics, reporters, and editors from print, broadcast, and electronic journalism an academic year in which to immerse themselves in a wide range of university courses, in combination with practical involvement in activities on and off campus.
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National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an association of 3,000 journalists, media professionals and students. NABJ is dedicated to expanding job opportunities for African American journalists and students, and improving the media's coverage of the African American community and experience. NABJ annually awards summer internships to students committed to journalism careers. Successful candidates are offered paid print, broadcast or online positions at selected news organizations around the country ranging from small black-owned weekly newspapers to major market dailies and broadcast outlets.
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National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
The National Association of Black Journalists annually awards a minimum of ten $2,500 scholarships to African American college students, and two four-year sustaining scholarships to high school students who are planning to pursue a career in journalism. Any foreign or US student currently attending an accredited four-year college or university or any foreign or US high school senior is eligible to compete for a NABJ scholarship.
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National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
Deadline : March 17
Since 1988, NAHJ has awarded nearly $1.6 million in scholarships to more than 700 students. NAHJ scholarship opportunities are open to college-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, broadcast, digital or photojournalism. Students attending four-year colleges and community colleges in the Unites States and Puerto Rico with a GPA of 2.5 or better are eligible for the scholarships, which range from $2,000 $5,000.
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National Association of Science Writers
Science Journalism Awards
(1) NASW Science in Society Journalism Awards for investigative or interpretive reporting about the sciences and their impact for good and bad, especially the kind of critical, probing work that would not receive an award from an interest group. Cash prizes of $2,500 for writing judged best in each of three categories: books, periodicals, and electronic media.
(2) Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists to encourage young science writers by recognizing outstanding reporting and writing in any field of science. The winner will receive $1,000 and expenses to attend the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
(3) Links to other pages with listings of awards for journalism and science writing.
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National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation
Journalism Grant Program
NIHCM Foundation supports timely health care journalism that informs efforts to improve the health of Americans, and that examines emerging health issues and their implications for cost, quality and access. Grants will provide funding for health reporting, educational opportunities for health care reporters, and/or support for documentary films and their public engagement campaigns.
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National Press Club Scholarships
The National Press Club awards annual scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies in journalism. Currently offer a Scholarship for Journalism Diversity, a Feldman Fellowship for Graduate Studies in Journalism, and a Richard G. Zimmerman Journalism Scholarship.
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National Press Photographers Foundation Scholarship Programs
This association offers (nine) one-year scholarships of one thousand dollars, a graduate bonus of $500 to help students prepare for photojournalism careers. While not limited to minorities, they are particularly sought for this program.
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Native American Journalists Association
Scholarship and Fellowship Programs
Native American journalists who are current members of NAJA, non-students, working journalists for at least two years, (who make more than 50 percent of their income as a journalist) are eligible. Fellowship funds may be used for tuition expenses, fees for travel and lodging related to attending journalistic skills building seminars or classes. Fellowship funds may also be used for one-time, job related equipment purchases. Two fellowships up to $500 (June 1 deadline) and $1000 (January 1 deadline) are available. A peer review committee from the membership and Board of Directors will decide awards.
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Ohio Newspapers Foundation
University Journalism Scholarships
The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award three scholarships of $1,500 each to students who are enrolled in an Ohio college or university and majoring in journalism or an equivalent degree program. Applicants are not limited to, but preference will be given to students demonstrating a career commitment to newspaper journalism.
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Overseas Press Club of America
Deadline : December 1
The Overseas Press Club Foundation has a broad mandate to improve the media's understanding of international issues and to raise the quality of news-gathering efforts in covering the world. The most tangible expression of this charter is a scholarship program for undergraduate and graduate students in American colleges and universities, who aspire to become foreign correspondents. The program began in 1992 and every year offers $2,000 scholarships to 12 talented student winners of a national essay competition.
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Patterson Foundation (The Alicia)
The Alicia Patterson Foundation Program was established in 1965 in memory of Alicia Patterson, who was editor and publisher of Newsday for nearly 23 years before her death in 1963. One-year grants are awarded to working journalists to pursue independent projects of significant interest and to write articles based on their investigations for the The APF Reporter, a quarterly magazine published by the Foundation.
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Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting funds international travel costs associated with reporting projects on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media. The amount of individual travel grants will depend on the specific project and detailed budget planning. Most awards fall in the range of $3,000 to $10,000 but depending on project specifics may be as much as $20,000. Grants are open to all journalists, writers, or filmmakers; staff journalists as well as free-lance, of any nationality are eligible to apply. Additional information about our funding and reporting can be found throughout our web site
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Radio-Television Digital News Association
Scholarships and Fellowships
Also listed under Grants for Individuals : Communications
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Ruggles National Right to Work Scholarship (William B.)
An annual unrestricted $2,000 scholarship is given to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in journalism who demonstrates the potential for successful completion of the educational requirements for the degree, and an understanding of voluntarism and the problems of compulsory unionism.
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Stanford University
Knight Fellowships for Professional Journalists
Six fellowships are normally offered each year to professional journalists from news organizations outside the United States. In general, international applicants must have five years of professional experience. The application deadline each year is March 1, for the term beginning the following September.
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University of Michigan
Knight-Wallace Fellowships
Deadline for fall admission: February 1.
The Michigan Journalism Fellows Program provides outstanding mid-career professionals the opportunity for a sabbatical year of study. Fellows receive tuition plus a $40,000 stipend for the eight-month academic year and pursue studies of their own design. All full-time journalists, with five years' experience, are eligible.
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White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) Scholarship
The White House Correspondents' Association offers a four-year scholarship, of $6,000 per year, to recognize the achievements and potential of a selected college-bound senior. The winner is recognized at the annual WHCA dinner.
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship
The program is a one-week residential experience for professional science writers and editors, print, broadcast and electronic media journalists and other science reporters and editors whose audience is the general public. An optional second week of independent study is available for those fellows interested in learning more about specific areas of ocean sciences and engineering research through partnerships with individual scientific or technical staff members. We invite you to apply, and to pass on this information to colleagues whom you think might be interested.
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World Press Institute Fellowships
Awards 10 fellowships each year to international journalists with a minimum of five years of professional experience as reporters and/or editors. WPI offers training and firsthand exposure in the role and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy. Fellows travel the United States for four months, interviewing the famous and non-famous, visiting large and small institutions, experiencing this country firsthand. All expenses are paid. Candidates must be fluent in English.
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly.
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An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
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MSU Scholarships
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
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Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
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If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
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The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

How to Pay for Your Degree in Journalism and Related Fields. Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, Ca. : Reference Service Press, 2002. Biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .H696
Did you know that there are hundreds of grants, scholarships, fellowships, loans, and awards set aside specifically to support undergraduate and graduate students working on a degree in journalism, communications, broadcasting, or similar areas? Reference Service Press has brought together information on all of these funding opportunities in this new, comprehensive guide. Latest available : 2011-2013

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.


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