Taylor Gilman, a journalism major and political science minor at the Denver university, was thrilled to learn about the scholarship from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.
“Winning this scholarship is an opportunity for me to do something extraordinary,” Gilman, 19, said in an email interview. “Studying abroad is something that always seemed out of my reach, but now it’s finally happening.”
The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to American undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad. The program “aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints,” according to the program’s website.
Gilman (no relation to the scholarship’s namesake) is originally from Glenwood Springs, Colo., and is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
“I chose the Istanbul project because I like how Turkey is a destination that not many students choose when studying abroad. I am also excited about the multimedia aspect of the program. I am very interested in photojournalism and the illumination of the human condition through photography. Even though I will only be in Istanbul for four weeks, I hope that I can shed at least a little light and truth on a culture so different from my own through images.”
Gilman is one of eight undergraduate students studying in ieiMedia’s international reporting program in Turkey this summer. Seven recent graduates and grad students will intern there with ieiMedia’s internship program.
“It’s a weird sensation how I feel,” Gilman said. “I have never been more excited or terrified in my entire life.”
Hey College Media Students,
Going to the Associated Collegiate Press convention in San Francisco this week? Come to our panel discussion on studying abroad!
Friday, March 1, 1:10-2:15 p.m. in the Stanford Room of the Westin San Francisco Market Street
Don’t Just See the World, Cover It!
Do you fantasize about becoming a foreign correspondent? Do you hope to study abroad? Find out about work and study-abroad opportunities for students interested in media and journalism. Learn how you can enhance your professional skills and put a global spin on your resume that will give you a competitive edge as you launch your career.
Dan Reimold, University of Tampa
Rachele Kanigel, ieiMedia
We’ll also be at the College Media Association Spring Convention in New York City March 9-12.
If you’re planning to be at either convention and want to talk with ieiMedia Executive Director Rachele Kanigel, fill out our Contact Form and we’ll set a time to meet up.
Our students have come from nearly 100 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore and Turkey.
They represent small private colleges and large public universities, religious schools and historically black colleges, urban schools and rural schools, four-year universities, graduate schools and community colleges.
See if you can find your school on our map.
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ieiMedia is hitting the road! Students, faculty and college media advisers who want to learn more about our programs, teaching opportunities and academic partnerships can find us at:
- Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter National College Journalism Convention
Feb. 28-March 3, 2013
The Westin San Francisco Market Street
50 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Presentation: Don’t Just See the World, Cover it!
Friday, March 1
1:10 to 2:15 p.m.
- College Media Association Spring National College Media Convention
March 9-12, 2013
Sheraton New York Hotel
811 7th Avenue 53rd Street
New York, New York 10019
To make an appointment contact ieiMedia Executive Director Rachele Kanigel at rkanigel(at)ieimedia.com.
The article focuses on the power of experiential learning for teaching the craft of journalism.
“Certain aspects of writing and reporting can be taught in a classroom,” the article begins. “But any seasoned journalist can attest that some skills are gained only through on-the-ground experience — especially in a place that inspires as much media controversy as Israel.
“A new program from the Institute for Education in International Media (ieiMedia) aims to give college journalists exactly that.”
The Jerusalem program has already attracted attention from students around the world. Applications have come from the U.S., Canada and Australia and we’ve had inquiries from students in Brazil and Pakistan.
Scholarships for the program are still available. American students and international students at American universities can apply for scholarships of up to $1,000 from the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Journalism. Canadian Friends of Hebrew University has agreed to make scholarships available for Canadian students.
Feb. 15 is the application deadline for program. Don’t have time to apply this week? Late applications will be accepted through March if slots are available.
Apply now to secure your spot!
For more information about scholarships for Canadian students go to CFHU’s scholarships web page or contact:
National Director, Student & Academic Affairs
Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Applications for the Jerusalem program are due March 30, 2013.
The Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has generously offered up to 15 scholarships for students enrolled in ieiMedia’s international reporting program in Jerusalem.
The first 15 students who apply will be given scholarships of $750. Students who have already filled out a FAFSA form are eligible to receive an additional $250, for a total scholarship of $1,000 toward the cost of the program. The scholarships are available to U.S. citizens and students of other nationalities who are enrolled in an American college or university.
To apply for one of the scholarships, send an email to ieiMedia Executive Director Rachele Kanigel at rkanigel@ieiMedia.com with your name, email address and phone number and state whether you are applying for just the $750 scholarship or the additional $250 need-based scholarship as well. Students applying for a need-based scholarship will need to add the Hebrew University code of G04012 to their FAFSA application.
The application deadline for the Jerusalem program is Feb. 15. The online application for all ieiMedia programs is available on the ieiMedia website. Scholarships will be given to the first 15 students who apply for the program AND the scholarship so don’t delay!
For more information, contact Rachele Kanigel at rkanigel@ieiMedia.com or 415 338-3134.
Students seeking financial support for ieiMedia summer study-abroad programs may want to check out their local press club scholarship programs. Many press clubs offer scholarships for journalism and communication students and those preparing for a career in journalism. Here’s a list of some of the many opportunities available:
The National Press Club offers several scholarships, including the Scholarship for Journalism Diversity, the Feldman Fellowship for Graduate Studies in Journalism, and the Richard G. Zimmerman Journalism Scholarship, for high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in journalism.
Deadline: March 1
The Sacramento Press Club offers a total of $34,000 in assistance to students who are preparing for a career in journalism or a closely related field. The seven scholarships range in value from $4,000 to $8,000.
Deadline: April 5
Deadline: Contact the sponsoring organization
The Big Island Press Club annually offers the $500 Jack Markey Memorial Scholarship and the $1,500 Robert C. Miller Memorial Scholarship and administers the $500 Yukino Fukubori Memorial Scholarship, the $1,000 Bill Arballo Scholarship and the Marcia Reynolds Memorial Scholarship. All are awarded to qualified students working toward a career in journalism or a related field.
Deadline: June 9
The Idaho Press Club awards the $1,500 Don Watkins Scholarship each year to graduates of Idaho high schools who have completed one year of college and wish to pursue a career in journalism or communications. Full-time students majoring in journalism or working for a college or professional media outlet are eligible.
The Valley Press Club in Springfield, Massachusetts offers five $1,000 scholarships to students planning to study journalism in college.
The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Journalism Foundation award a variety of scholarships for communication students. These scholarships include the Press Club’s $5,000 media scholarship for students pursuing careers in print, broadcast or digital journalism careers; many summer internship $1,000 scholarships for communication students; a Press Club internship $1,000 scholarship each semester; the Press Club and St. Louis Post-Dispatch David Lipman scholarship for $5,000 awarded through the Missouri School of Journalism to a journalism student at the University of Missouri-Columbia; a $1,000 Sky’s the Limit scholarship awarded through Mathew-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club; and up to 13 different Journalism Foundation scholarships ranging in amounts from $500 to $1500 provided by other professional communication organizations through the Press Club.
Deadline: May 3
The New York Press Club Foundation began offering journalism scholarships in 2012. Details for 2013 were not available.
The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania offers a $5,000 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship to aspiring journalists.
Deadline: Extended to Feb. 1
The Press Club serving the Philadelphia suburbs offers four scholarships to students pursuing fields in writing and communications.
Deadline: Contact the sponsoring organization
Women’s Press Club of Pittsburgh offers scholarships to students who are interns or occasional stringers to professional media organizations or student media staff members.
Deadline: Contact the sponsoring organization
The Press Club Of Dallas Foundation Scholarship Fund awards one or more one-year scholarships up to a total of $15,000 to current college students who have graduated from a high school in the DFW Metroplex, completed at least 45 hours of collegiate coursework, and are currently pursuing a college degree in the communications field, to include print and broadcast journalism, public relations and advertising.
Deadline: Contact the sponsoring organization
The Milwaukee Press Club each year provides scholarship money to Marquette University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At each of those schools, representatives select a student to receive the scholarship.
Deadline: Contact the schools listed above.
Don’t see your region or state listed here? Many other press clubs offer scholarships to students interested in pursuing a degree or a career in journalism. Search for your city or state and “press club” to get contact for your local, regional or statewide press club.
We will continue to update this list as we learn about more press club scholarships. If you know about others that should be listed here please write to rkanigel (at) ieimedia (dot) com.
OTHER JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIPS
National Association of Black Journalists awards scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Scholarships are worth up to $2,500.
Deadline: Feb. 28
In the Summer of 2009, Jaena Rae Cabrera, then a student at San Francisco State University, got a chance to explore her major, journalism, and her two minors, religion and philosophy, all in one place – Armagh, Northern Ireland.
In ieiMedia’s Armagh program, Jaena delved into Irish ritual, faith and myth. She wrote a story about the Irish tradition of wakes, in which loved ones celebrate the life, rather than mourning the death, of the deceased. She shot video of the “bleeding tree” a tree near St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral and the burial place of Cardinal Tomas O’Fiaich. Soon after the cardinal died in 1990, the tree began to leak a mysterious substance. Some saw it as a sign from the cardinal, a kind of stigmata, and people began coming to the tree to pray and seek healing.
Jaena is now a web producer at the Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley, CA, and managing editor for Geek Peeks, a scifi-technie news blog. She is currently earning a master’s degree in library and information science and a certificate of advanced study in digital libraries from Syracuse University‘s School of Information Studies in Syracuse, NY.
We tracked her down to learn more about what she’s up to now and what she remembers most about her summer in Armagh.
What is the Center for Investigative Reporting. What do you do there?
The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) is a nonprofit investigative news organization that investigates complex issues such as the environment, immigration, government accountability, education and health. As a part-time web producer there, I assist with web production for story packages published across its three brands: Center for Investigative Reporting, California Watch and The Bay Citizen.
What advice do you have for students and recent graduates who want to work in multimedia journalism?
Keep an open mind and experiment with new tools. Much of how I learned and continue to learn new skills is by tinkering and practicing with anything I can get my hands on, whether hardware or software. Nonprofit organizations also love people with multimedia skills. I still consider myself a journalist, even though the majority of my work is done in the background, on the production end.
What skills do you think are most important for people working in journalism today?
It is important to have an understanding of the many elements of multimedia journalism: video, audio, photos and words. Being an absolute expert in all of these things is unrealistic, but being able to understand how to best tell a story is a valuable distinction. Social media and networking skills are also very beneficial.
What did you learn in your month in Armagh with ieiMedia in 2007? Did you develop any skills there that you use in your career?
My month in Armagh gave me a great overview of basic multimedia skills: still photography, audio, video, reporting and writing for the web. While I had already developed some of these skills, ieiMedia gave me the experience of working on a team in a variety of roles that I had never tried before. Before then, I was content with just being the writer, but in Armagh I had the chance to act as videographer, photographer, and web producer.
What’s your fondest memory of Armagh?
Definitely the people. Everyone I met was very warm and exceptionally willing to invite me into their worlds. Many of our evenings were spent chatting with locals and listening to live music in the pubs. Life in Armagh was extremely different from what I am used to in San Francisco, and it reminded me that the simple joys we overlook are often the most satisfying. If I have to be more specific, one night my friend and colleague Megan invited the Armagh Rhymers to have dinner with us at the hostel. Afterward, they performed a few folk stories just for us. Someone recorded it as part of their project: http://youtu.be/-w1Xmkp13WU.
As you may remember from a previous post, Brandon Desiderio, a junior communication major, set up a crowdfunding campaign on Fund My Travel in early December, shortly after the crowd-financing site launched. He only collected $160 in the first six weeks it was up, but he’s hoping the mention on USA Today College will help with donations.
Within hours of the article’s posting, his fund was up to $296.
“Donations are starting to pour in from strangers,” he wrote in an email to ieiMedia.
Still, Desiderio knows it’s going to be tough to raise the money he needs. He plans to pump up his social media/PR campaign.
“Crowdfunding is practically built for our broke age group,” he told USA Today College, “but that doesn’t make it effortless or foolproof.”
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