From 1976-1983 and 1993-2003, EWA offered a two-month study/travel fellowship for reporters pursuing stories of their own design. This program was the foundation of education journalism and led to the professionalization of the beat.
The fellowships allowed reporters with permission from their editors to explore issues in their communities and to research national comparisons. Fellows also benefitted from in-depth judges' comments, individual attention at the briefing conference, continuing guidance during the projects.
Fellows received half-salary for the two-month study period; travel expenses; access to expert sources; editing assistance; and the opportunity to share work with other reporters at EWA regional meetings and EWA's annual National Seminar.
Fellowship benefits were made possible by our previous funders. They include the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, as well as Lumina Foundation for Education, Coca Cola, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Graustein Memorial Fund, the Joyce Foundation, the BellSouth Foundation, George Gund Foundation, the Danforth Foundation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
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