Journalists, editors eligible for $5,000 scholarships for religion courses
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Posted by: Rachel Friel
Journalists, editors eligible for
$5,000 scholarships for religion courses
Study Islam, Religion and Politics,
War, Theology—on us!
Mo.) — RELIGION | NEWSWRITERS invites all journalists to apply to its Lilly
Scholarships in Religion Program. The scholarships give full-time journalists
up to $5,000 to take college religion and spirituality courses.
religion headlines taking center stage, now is the perfect time to dig deeper
into today’s hottest religion stories. More than 200 people have already taken
advantage of RELIGION | NEWSWRITERS’ Lilly Scholarships in Religion Program for
topics reporters have studied include: Islamic Movements, God & Politics,
Early Christianity and Western Culture, Religious Tradition and Scientific
Inquiry, Buddhism and Science, Violence and Liberation and Religion and
course (Foundations of Historical Theology) broadened my base of knowledge
about Christianity. I gained an essential foundation and basic knowledge
of how Christianity was formed and the controversies that shaped its culture
and teachings. I also now have new sources and story ideas to take back to the
newsroom and, with hope, inform our readers.” —Melissa Evans, The Daily Breeze
scholarships can be used at accredited colleges, universities, seminaries or
similar institutions. Journalists can take any religion course they
choose. Scholarships cover tuition, books, registration fees, parking and other
course-related costs. Online and travel classes are also eligible (as long as
travel costs are a part of the curriculum).
full-time journalists—including reporters, editors, designers, copy editors,
editorial writers, news directors, researchers and producers—are eligible,
regardless of their beat.
scholarship application deadline is Oct. 1, 2011. Scholarships must be used
within three academic quarters of their award date. Only full-time journalists
working in the general circulation news media are eligible.
NEWSWRITERS is the world’s only journalism association for people who write
about religion in the mainstream news media. The scholarships are offered
through its non-profit arm, the Religion Newswriters Foundation, with funding
from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.
information about the Lilly Scholarships in Religion program is available at http://bit.ly/j8MOOg.
Direct questions to Amy Schiska at 573-355-5201 ext. 3#, or Schiska@RNA.org.