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Gary Marx Scholarship

Provides assistance to attend the IRE Conference, June 14-18, 2021.


Established by long-time IRE member David Jackson who established the Gary Marx Journalism Fund to honor a trusted Chicago Tribune colleague, Gary Marx, and hopefully to inspire the new generation of investigative reporters. 

Applications are due April 19, 2021

Apply online

Who is eligible?

U.S.-based college journalism students and early-career journalists (five years post-college graduation). Preference will be given to applicants from Illinois.

What does the fellowship provide?

  • One-year IRE membership/renewal ($70 value)
  • Complimentary conference registration ($150 value)

Required application materials:

  • LinkedIn page or link to resume
  • Links to two clips showcasing journalism work
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