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James Richard Bennett Scholarship

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


The scholarship is made possible by Dr James Richard Bennett, professor emeritus of English at the University of Arkansas. 

Application deadline is rolling

apply online

Who is eligible?

Journalism students in Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma or Louisiana. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville students are not eligible. 

What does the fellowship provide?

  • One-year IRE student membership/renewal ($25 value)
  • Complimentary conference registration ($50 value)

Required application materials:

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