Woodrow Wilson Higher Education Media Fellowship

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Scholarship deadline

December 11


$5,000 - $10,000

Awards Offered




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The Woodrow Wilson Higher Education Media Fellowship seeks to increase the number of journalists with the tools and networks to provide postsecondary education, in a particular career and technical education, with a richer and more detailed coverage. The Fellowship program is funded and managed by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation through the ECMC Foundation.

The Fellowship is open to U.S. journalists who are education beat reporters or those whose work experience includes reporting on education and associated workforce development, social, or public policy issues.

Education Level

High School and Bachelor Degree


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Application Start Date

No Information Available

Eligibility Criteria

US citizen

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • education beat reporters or those whose work experience includes reporting on education and associated workforce development, social, or public policy issues
  • interest in deepening and expanding their understanding of postsecondary education with a specific emphasis on career and technical education
  • staff or professional freelance journalist able to work independently while holding regular jobs or commitments
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency (if permanent resident, a copy of your Green Card must be included as part of your supplemental items PDF)

    The Woodrow Wilson Foundation uses an online application portal that requires an account. There is no fee to apply. Once you’ve created an account, the online application includes basic personal and professional information, a statement of interest, an area to link to three work samples, and prompts to upload and request your supplemental items.

  • Statement of interest: In 500 words or less, please tell us your interest in pursuing this Fellowship opportunity and why you would be a good candidate.
  • Three (3) work samples: Please provide links to and PDF copies of three work samples published within the past five years. These samples should be your best recent work. Links will be submitted as a part of the application, PDF versions will be included in the supplemental items packet that you will upload.
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation: These letters (1-2 pages in length) should evaluate your reporting interests; assess the quality of your journalistic work; explain how the award will benefit your professional development; briefly discuss your reporting qualifications, and assess your commitment to quality coverage of issues facing American education.
  • Resumé: This is an important opportunity to showcase your excellence. There is no need to limit your résumé to one page, but we ask you to make it no more than two pages.
  • Full work samples: Please include a full-length version of the work samples you indicated in your application. Photo packages should include full caption information and be laid out in the PDF packet. Video, radio, or TV pieces can be included as a hyperlink to a public version.


    Master/Graduate, Phd


    Higher Education/Higher Education Administration

    Field of Study

    Education and Teaching




    Scholarship Frequency





    Not Applicable

    Outside State Residents eligible


    International Students eligible


    Online Master Programs eligible