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The Dennis and Shirley Feldman Fellowship

Offered by The National Press Club Journalism Institute

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 5, 2023
1 award worth


Grade level

Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

April 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a student pursuing graduate studies in journalism? If so, consider applying for the Dennis and Shirley Feldman fellowship! The scholarship is open to students enrolled in or currently applying for admission to an accredited graduate program in journalism in the U.S. It is offered by The National Press Club Journalism Institute, a non-profit organization that promotes an engaged global citizenry and equips journalists with the skills to inform the public in ways that inspire a more representative democracy. The scholarship is named for journalist and public relations advisor Dennis Feldman, and his wife, Shirley. Each year, a one-time stipend of $5,000 is awarded to one (1) lucky student to help pay for their postgraduate tuition costs. If you’re passionate about journalism and are looking for some help to pay off your graduate degree, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students enrolled in, or in the process of applying for, admission to an accredited graduate program in journalism in the U.S. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

Graduate Students


US Citizens

Academic Interest

Journalism, Literature/English/Writing

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, a short elevator pitch of no more than 150 words, and five work examples demonstrating your ongoing experience and/or interest in journalism. You must also submit the below application materials.


Proof of enrollment

Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact The National Press Club Journalism Institute at np[email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the The Dennis and Shirley Feldman Fellowship is not renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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