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Journalism Education Association

Future Journalism Teacher Scholarships

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1000 USD
United States
15 Jul 2024
Application deadline


The Journalism Education Association sponsors up to two $1,000 scholarships for education majors who intend to teach scholastic journalism.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Up to $1,000

Scholarship coverage

  • other


Each recipient must be a college junior, senior or master’s degree student in a program designed to prepare him/her for teaching at the secondary-school level. Current secondary-school journalism teachers who are in a degree program to improve their journalism teaching skills also are eligible.

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The Journalism Education Association sponsors up to two $1,000 scholarships for education majors who intend to teach scholastic journalism.


Each recipient must complete the application and include the following:

  • A 250-word essay explaining his/her desire to teach high school journalism.
  • The answers to the three questions at the bottom of the application form.
  • Two recommendation letters, preferably from those who have firsthand knowledge of his/her work with student journalists, and

College transcript(s) showing academic standing.

  • A committee of teachers and university personnel involved in journalism teacher education will make the selection.
  • Scholarships will be awarded by early September. An announcement of the winners will be made on the JEA website and at the Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention.
  • The scholarship check is sent to the student's college or university account after the winners are announced.

Scholarship requirements




United States



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

15 Jul 2024

How to apply: Applications are due July 15.


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