Journalism conference offers scholarships [US]

Posted on Apr 1, 2019 in Miscellaneous

Minority, professional and student journalists can apply for scholarships to attend a conference.

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) offers scholarships for journalists to attend the 2019 Excellence in Journalism Conference, organized by SPJ, the Radio Television Digital News Association and the National Association of Hispanics Journalists (NAHJ).

The 2019 Excellence in Journalism Conference will take place Sept. 5 to 7 in Santo Antonio, Texas.

The Dory Maynard Diversity Leadership Fellows Program is open to journalists who have at least three years of professional experience and are persons of color or from underrepresented groups. Fellows will receive convention registration, accommodation and airfare.

The Terry Harper Memorial Scholarships will award professional journalists with convention registration, accommodation and airfare.

The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism will provide five students with convention registration and up to US$575 for travel expenses.

The Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award is open to students who have demonstrated outstanding service to the First Amendment through the field of journalism. 

Applicants must be current SPJ members.

The deadlines range from April 22 to May 8.