This grant offers students who are passionate about journalism a way to fund a project that interests them. Being involved in journalism at the local level is important, but unfortunately is declining. Without local coverage, the bipartisan divide will only continue to widen. The Bold.org Local Journalism Grant aims to support local journalists as they keep their communities informed.
Who is eligible to apply for the Bold.org Local Journalism Grant?
This scholarship is open to students in high school or college at any level of study. The selected scholarship recipient will receive financial assistance with a local journalism project that they would like to undertake. Why is journalism at the local level so important?
What are the scholarship requirements?
This is an essay scholarship, so therefore, your written response is of utmost importance. Please respond to the following prompts:
- Why are you passionate about journalism? Which journalism projects have you pursued in the past?
- What local journalism project would you like to pursue? Explain why this project will be important for your community. Why is this a story worth telling?
- To which local newspaper(s) do you plan on pitching your story?
- If you receive the grant, how would you use the funding?
Aspiring journalists, this essay should represent your very best writing! As writers, you know the effective techniques for an excellent essay, beginning with that engaging hook, clear thesis, and supporting points. The essay should convey a genuine passion for journalism and also clearly describe what kind of a project you would undertake if you had the funding.
How much is the Bold.org Local Journalism Grant worth?
The lucky winner will receive $1,000!
When is the application deadline for the Bold.org Local Journalism Grant?
The deadline to apply is January 31, 2020. The winner will be announced on February 25, 2020.
Best of luck to all who apply!