About the Scholarships
Brian Hayes, the first recipient of JEAís Future Journalism Teacher Scholarship, delivers a session a JEA/NSPA convention.
The Journalism Education Association sponsors up to five $1,000 scholarships for education majors who intend to teach scholastic journalism. Each recipient must be an upper-division or masterís degree student in a college 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 are also eligible.
Each recipient must complete the application and include the following:
1. A 250-word essay explaining his/her desire to teach high school journalism.
2. The answers to the three questions at the bottom of the application form.
4. Two recommendation letters, preferably from those who have firsthand knowledge of his/her work with student journalists, and College transcript(s) showing academic standing.
How to apply
To apply for a Future Teacher Scholarship, fill out this online form. Applications are due July 15.
1. A committee of teachers and university personnel involved in journalism teacher education will make the selection.
2. Scholarships will be awarded by early September. An announcement of the winners will be made on the JEA website and at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention.