EWA Invites Education Journalists to Apply for Fellowships With Career Pathways Lens
Awards of up to $8,000 will support ambitious reporting and writing

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its next class of EWA Reporting Fellows, this time with a focus on pathways to and through higher education for all types of students. The fellowships provide financial awards to journalists to undertake ambitious reporting and writing projects. This will be the fifth class of EWA Reporting Fellows.

“We are delighted to be able to offer more opportunities for our journalist members to bring innovative reporting projects to fruition,” said EWA Executive Director Caroline Hendrie.

EWA selects reporting fellows through a competitive application process. Each fellowship comes with up to $8,000 to use toward a reporting project, as well as other assistance. Recipients will have significant flexibility in how to use the funds, including travel for reporting, relief from regular newsroom duties, and attending workshops.

EWA is inviting proposals that seek to advance public understanding of ways to improve access to and success in higher education. Of particular interest are stories that address the following topics:

  1. Efforts to get more students on pathways to college.
  2. College affordability.
  3. Efforts to improve postsecondary access and success of adults and other “non-traditional” students.
  4. The growth in non-degree certificates.
  5. Workforce and career preparation.

For more details on EWA’s non-residential fellowship program, see our FAQ page.

The application deadline has been extended to Monday, April 30, 2018. Fellowship recipients will be notified of their status in May, and will have until Dec. 31, 2018, to complete their projects.

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