Thanks to the generosity of many donors, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships and scholarships to its annual CAR Conference (#NICAR19). This month, IRE awarded eight fellowships and scholarships for the 2019 CAR Conference in Newport Beach.
Julia Rentsch from the Loveland Reporter-Herald (Berthoud, Colorado) received the Jennifer Leonard Scholarship.
Established by IRE member David Cay Johnston to honor his wife, Jennifer, who is a national leader in promoting ethical standards for endowments. The scholarship supports women studying journalism or in their first three years of their professional journalism career.
Cecilia Hernandez-Cromwell from Tyler Media (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), Mukhtar Ibrahim from the Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Josh McGhee from the Chicago Reporter (Chicago, Illinois), Chen Wang from the Globe and Mail (Toronto, Ontario) and Holly Chiu-wai Chik from Hong Kong Baptist University (Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong) received IRE Diversity Fellowships.
The Diversity Fellowships are funded by the Philip L. Graham Fund, the IRE Minority Development Fund, the IRE Student Fund and individual donors. The goal of the fellowships is to increase the diversity of IRE’s membership.
Disha Raychaudhuri from NJ Advance Media (Iselin, NJ) and Kaitlin Gillespie from The Columbian (Vancouver, Washington) received Jack Anderson & Steve Lovelady Scholarships.
Established in memory of Steven Lovelady who worked at the Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Time, Inc. and was the founding editor of the Columbia Journalism Review’s Campaign Desk. Also established in memory of Pulitzer prize-winner Jack Anderson who exposed political corruption in Washington, D.C., through his widely syndicated newspaper column, “Washington Merry-Go-Round” (1964–2004).
If you are interested in applying for a fellowship or scholarship for financial assistance for future IRE training events, go here for more information and due dates. The next deadline is April 15 (for fellowships and scholarships to attend the June IRE conference in Houston).