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October 3, 2011

ACES Offers $2,500 Copy Editing Scholarship

College juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply for the American Copy Editors Society $2,500 scholarship and four $1,000 awards.

Students should show a commitment to a career in copy editing, academic achievement and have recommendations from teachers or supervisors.

Winners will receive free registration for the ACES 2012 conference in New Orleans.

Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 15, 2011.

For more information, visit the website.

September 12, 2011

Association for Women in Sports Media Accepting Applications for 2012 Scholarship/Internship Program

AWSM has placed more than 100 young women in paid internships at such employers as Sports Illustrated, ESPN, MLB.com and a variety of newspapers around the country. For the summer of 2012, the organization looks to place a dozen applicants into sports internships.

The program is open to female undergraduate, graduate or graduating class of 2012 students.

The top applicant in each of the writing, broadcast, editing and media relations categories will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a paid trip to the 2012 convention in Chicago. All other students selected for an internship will receive a $500 scholarship.

Applications are due Oct. 31. For more information or to apply, click here.

August 29, 2011

AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship

This new national scholarship program is intended to encourage new media and technology skills in journalism students. The program will provide $20,000 scholarships to six promising undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing degrees at the crossroads of journalism, new media and computer science.

Applications are due January 27. More information can be found here.

April 25, 2011

Online News Association Invites Applications for the 2011 MJ Bear Fellowships

The Online News Association, the world's largest membership organization of digital journalists, invites applications for the 2011 MJ Bear Fellowships for early-career digital journalists, in honor of founding member MJ Bear.

For this inaugural year, the search committee will select three promising, up-and-coming digital journalists--two in the United States or Canada and one internationally, in partnership with MSN International--who are just beginning to make their voices heard in the industry.

Selected Fellows will be paired with a digital news leader as a mentor; receive an expense-paid trip to the Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet (ONA11), Sept. 22-24, in Boston, where they'll have a chance to share their fresh perspectives; and a free, one-year ONA membership.

The goal of the Fellowship, in Bear's own words, is "to promote the voices of young professionals working in or training to work in the field of online news by presenting programs at ONA's annual conference, or in other venues. The programs will be designed to explore and showcase innovations, developments and new ideas in the field."

Applicants must be working journalists between the ages of 23 and 30 and fluent in English. They will be asked to describe their recent concepts, experiments or projects that move digital journalism forward or resulted in valuable lessons or outcomes, and also provide a recommendation and a personal statement.

• Review the criteria here
• Apply here
"We see the Fellowship program as a great way to help the next generation of journalists innovate and succeed in the industry," said ONA Board President Christine Montgomery, Managing Editor, PBS.org. "We're looking for young people as eager to lead as they are to learn, who have demonstrated their commitment to pushing the boundaries in creating digital news."

March 21, 2011

MA Scholarship to study social media in NZ!

Donald Matheson of the University of Canterbury is seeking an MA student to work on a project starting as soon as possible (April 2011 or as soon as possible) for the New Zealand Fire Service Commission.

The student will contribute to a report for the Commission and complete an MA thesis at the same time at the University of Canterbury. The research will involve conducting focus groups in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand.

The aim is to explore how social media can be used to help people in marginalized groups in society develop their knowledge of fire risk and safety, opening up new areas of research and practice for the Commission. The research eschews social marketing models for models that foreground inter-group communication in social networks.

The successful recipient will have:
* an Honors degree in Media and Communication or equivalent, or alternatively an Honors degree in another field and professional experience in media or communication work
* an excellent academic record
* appropriate research skills
* a rich understanding of emergent media and their implications
* excellent work habits and professional manner.

The project arises directly from the Fire Service Commission's call for research that will investigate the effectiveness of digital media and in particular social networking to reach identified at-risk groups. In terms of that call, the research aims in particular to:
- study the uses of social media for public good information by marginalized
groups in society
- provide a framework for planning the communication of fire safety that
aligns better with emerging social media than prevailing frameworks derived
from social marketing theory
- propose, as a result, some theoretically robust and empirically grounded
strategies for using social media for fire safety communication with these
groups.

If interested, please contact donald.matheson@canterbury.ac.nz as soon as possible. There will be a scholarship of NZ$25,000 plus fees for one year, ideally April 2011-April 2012.

Spend a Year Abroad after Graduation with a Fulbright Grant

There will be two informational meetings for students interested in pursuing a Fulbright Grant for Graduate Research Senior Abroad Experience After Graduation. This grant supports one year of study, research, creative work, or English teaching in one of approximately 130 foreign countries.

The first session will be held Wednesday, April 6, from 3:30-4:30 in Blegen Hall 220 on the West Bank. The second session will be Monday, April 11, from 12-1 p.m. in Armory 202 on the East Bank.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens with the majority of their undergraduate education in the U.S.; must meet country-specific language proficiency requirements; must hold bachelor's degree by the beginning of the award. SENIORS, RECENT GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. An institutional review and interview process is conducted on campus for currently enrolled U of M students.

Campus contact for undergraduates and recent graduates: Sally Lieberman, liebe001@umn.edu. Campus contact for graduate and professional students: Alison Skoberg, skobe001@umn.edu.

For further information and application materials, visit the Fulbright website.

Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship

The Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship honors Arab-American students who excel in Media Studies. To qualify, students must be Juniors, Seniors, or enrolled in graduate school for the 2011-2012 academic year. They must also major in Mass Communications, Journalism, Radio, Television, and/or Film, with a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen of Arabic heritage

To apply, please submit the following items in hard copy form to the ADC Research Institute by April, 1, 2011:

- A one-page statement explaining your goals and why you merit the scholarship, and
stating that you are a U.S. citizen of Arabic heritage.
- Two original signed letters of recommendation from professors of Mass
Communications.
- Copies of articles, videos, films or other relevant media that showcases your work
(these items will not be returned to you).
- Official academic transcripts, including your GPA.
- Your permanent home address, email address, phone number, and your
phone number during the school year, if different.

Submit all materials to:
Jack G. Shaheen Scholarship
ADC Research Institute (ADCRI)
1732 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20007

If you have any questions, call (202) 244-2990 or email organizing@adc.org.

Awards will be announced and presented June 10, 2011, during ADC's National
Convention
at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

January 31, 2011

Communications scholarship available for students of Greek heritage

Journalism and communications majors at the graduate and undergraduate level who are of Greek American heritage may apply for annual scholarships given in the amount of $5,000 in memory of Peter Agris, the late founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle. The non-renewable grants have been offered by the Alpha Omega Council of New England and the Agris family for the last 19 years.

Criteria for candidates includes: Greek American heritage; current full-time enrollment as a journalism or communications major at the graduate or undergraduate level in an accredited college or university in the United States; active participation in school, community, church organizations; a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.

Candidates can view The Peter Agris Journalism Scholarships Facebook page and download an application on the Alpha Omega Council's website at www.alphaomegacouncil.com. The following items must be returned by email to nancyasavage@gmail.com or by mail to The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships Committee, c/o Nancy Agris Savage, 9 Nonesuch Drive, Natick, MA 01760 no later than March 1, 2011:
1) completed application
2) current transcript
3) required essay
4) copies of any published articles or other professional materials that would enhance the application.

Questions may be directed to nancyasavage@gmail.com.

January 24, 2011

Hella Mears Graduate Fellowships seek applicants

The College of Liberal Arts is seeking applicants for its summer 2011 Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship program.

The fellowship offers $4,000 to full-time graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts who are seeking a Ph.D. and are in the dissertation phase or post oral preliminary exam phase at the time of application. The dissertation subject must focus on European topics.

To learn more, log onto http://www.cges.umn.edu.

January 21, 2011

National Cancer Institute seeks applicants for health communication program

The National Cancer Institute is seeking applications for its Fall 2011 health communications internship programs.

Internships last six to 12 months and focus on either health communications or science writing. Health communications interns:
• Plan, develop and promote cancer education programs and materials for the public, cancer patients and health professionals
• Gain experience in pre-testing and evaluating cancer prevention and treatment messages, publications, materials and programs that reach the American public

Science writing applicants:
• Write fact sheets and press releases
• Answer inquiries from the press
• Attend and report on scientific meetings
• Write feature-length, creative articles on the latest advances in cancer research

To learn more, log onto http://hcip.nci.nih.gov/. Applications for fall term are due March 1.

Mizzou announces Reynolds Journalism Institute

The Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri now is accepting applications for its 2011-2012 class of Donald W. Reynolds fellows.

Fellows spend Sept. 1 through April 30, 2012, largely in residence at the University of Missouri in Columbia, working on projects and collaborating "with some of the brightest minds in media," according to the website.

Selected fellows receive an $80,000 stipend plus an additional $10,000 to cover living expenses, moving costs and insurance.

To learn more, log onto rjionline.org.

December 20, 2010

The Newspaper Guild announces David S. Barr Award

The David S. Barr award recognizes student journalists who focus on issues of social injustices.

All entries must be of work published or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2010. A $1,500 award will go to the winning undergrad or graduate student along with transportation and lodging for the annual Freedom Award Celebration, which will be held in Washington, D.C.

For application details, visit The Newspaper Guild website. The deadline to submit entries is Jan. 28, 2011.

November 8, 2010

U accepting fellowship applications for Minnesota Goes to Berlin program

The Center for German & European Studies is accepting applications for its 2011 Minnesota Goes to Berlin fellowship. Open to U of M system undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline or field beyond their sophomore year. Applicants must be at least 20 years old and have a demonstrated interest in working with school-age children; German language proficiency desired but not required.

Fellows will spend one month living with a German host family and serve as a native speaker resource person in an elementary school. Fellows also will conduct research on a topic of your choice, explore Berlin's culture as a group and participate in organized social and cultural programs.

Fellowship package includes:
* Room and board with host family
* International health and liability insurance for one month
* Public transportation pass
* Stipend of EUR 150
* $500 grant towards airfare reimbursement

For more information and to download an application, please visit:
http://www.cges.umn.edu/fellowships/internships.htm#USAgoesBerlin

Deadline is 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3.

October 25, 2010

Scholarship- American Copy Editors Society

College juniors, seniors and graduate students who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for copy editing have until November 15, to apply for several scholarships awarded each year by the ACES Education Fund, an affiliate of the American Copy Editors Society. There are five awards available, one for $2,500 and the others for $1,000. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of five experienced copy editors. For details visit the ACES website.

October 15, 2010

Critical Language Scholarship Information Session

Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2011 Critical Language Scholarships. An information session will be held Wednesday, October 20, 3:35-4:30 p.m. in Blegen Hall, room 230. The deadline for this scholarship is November 15.

These U.S. government-sponsored scholarships support intensive summer language study in the critical need languages; Azerbaijani, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu, at approved language institutes abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens; may be undergraduates at any level freshman through senior, or graduate students. All fields of study are eligible. Some institutes have language prerequisites, but many are open to beginners. All program costs are covered, including travel, room and board, instruction, visa fees, and entrance fees for program activities. Seven students from the U received these scholarships last year! Click here for further information and online application.

May 13, 2010

Fulbright Info Sessions in May and June

The Graduate School Fellowship Office is hosting six Fulbright Information Sessions for students interested in conducting research abroad during the 2011-12 academic year. The meetings will be held in Room 433 Johnston Hall, between May 20 and June 10.

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March 25, 2010

National Press Club - Dennis Feldman Fellowship

The National Press Club, an organization of reporters and newsmakers in Washington, D.C., is offering a Fellowship for graduate students in Journalism. This Fellowship, named for journalist Dennis Feldman, is intended to help defray post-graduate tuition costs.

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February 10, 2010

The Silha Fellowships and Research Assistantships

The Silha Fellowships and Research Assistantships based at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication provide outstanding law and graduate students with the opportunity to assist with a variety of Silha Center projects. Law and graduate students have helped to draft comments on proposed regulations and rules before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, as well as to prepare amicus briefs, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to conducting scholarly research, Silha Fellows and Research Assistants are responsible for the writing, editing and production of the Silha Center's Bulletin. http://www.silha.umn.edu

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January 27, 2010

Ralph D. Casey Dissertation Research Award

Eligibility

Any doctoral candidate in Mass Communication who will have completed written and oral preliminary examinations, and filed a thesis proposal with the Graduate School by February 1, 2010 is eligible for this award. The award is made strictly on the basis of merit. Financial need is not a consideration.

As in earlier years, the Casey Dissertation Research Award application process is also used as the required "internal competition" for the Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships. Students may not apply directly for the Fellowship awards. To be considered for the Graduate School Fellowship, one must apply for the Casey Award. It is possible for a student to receive both the Casey Dissertation Research Award and a Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

To apply, submit:

1. The completed application form for the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/forms/).

2. Personal Statement of no more than one page that provides an account of the various sources, influences, and previous efforts that led to the choice of academic discipline and research area (see Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship guidelines).

3. Three copies of your dissertation proposal (usually no more than 10-20 pages in length). The proposal should clearly outline the purposes, scope, methods, and significance of the research and should include a timetable indicating anticipated completion date.

Please note that if you are selected for the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, you will be required to submit a three-page research proposal formatted to Graduate School specifications (see Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship guidelines).

4. A University of Minnesota transcript.

5. Two letters of recommendation, one from your adviser and another from a second SJMC faculty member. Both must have read and approved the dissertation proposal being submitted.

Deadline

The proposal and letters of recommendation are due by 4:00 p.m., February 1, 2010.

Selection and Notification

The applications will be reviewed by a special faculty committee. Applicants will be notified of a decision by late March.

Summer 2010 Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship

The Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota invites advanced Ph.D. students in the College of Liberal Arts to apply for the Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship for German and European Studies. The Hella Mears Graduate Fellowships provide summer support of up to $4,000 ($3,000 stipend; up to $1,000 travel grant) to full-time graduate students in CLA. Up to eight fellowships are available for summer 2010. Application deadline: March 25, 2010.

See the CGES website for details: http://www.cges.umn.edu/fellowships/HellaMearsGraduateFellowship.html

November 2, 2009

Summer 2010 Internship Program in Berlin for student journalists

DAAD and the renowned Freie Universität Berlin (named in 2007 as one of the nine "universities of excellence" in Germany) have developed this unique new program to provide outstanding young journalism students - who may themselves come to have a significant influence on international opinion-shaping - with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the society, culture, values, and political attitudes in Germany.

Internship application deadline is January 31, 2010.

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October 22, 2009

OHS Journalism Internships

Sharpen your journalism skills during a paid internship in print, broadcast, or investigative journalism during the fall, spring or summer. The IHS Journalism Internship Program offers internships at newspapers, major media networks and state-based policy organizations.

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June 23, 2009

Broadcast Education Association Scholarships

Broadcast Education Association offers one $5,000 scholarship to college juniors,
seniors, and graduate students attending a member university of the
sponsor organization for study toward a career in radio. Deadline(s): 10/12/2009

For more information visit: http://www.infoed.org/new_spin/spin_prog.asp?68774