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Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship for Minorities

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The Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship for Minorities allows two students to study in the Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism master’s program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. It is a highly competitive 18-month program that provides two generous awards each year to minority students who have majored in subjects other than journalism as undergraduates. It is supported by the Newhouse Foundation, a private foundation established by Samuel I. Newhouse. Additionally, students receive professional, on-the-job training. While attending classes, students work as part-time reporting interns at Syracuse Media Group. Syracuse Media Group – with two major brands, and The Post-Standard newspaper – provides 24/7 digitally-focused news and information to Central New York.

Award / Eligibility Details:

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and member of an underrepresented minority group (African American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American); have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in a field other than journalism; and have an undergraduate grade point average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better. Fellows receive full tuition scholarships, $1,400-per-month stipends, health insurance coverage, up to $1,500 to cover moving expenses to Syracuse, up to $800 for travel to professional conferences and up to $1,000 for books, fees and other academic expenses.

Deadline: Mid-January each year

Academic Level: Graduate, Post-Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Graduate School Funding, Internship / Professional Development

Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: United States

Citizenship eligibility: US Citizen

Special Circumstances: Underrepresented Group

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