2021 Investintech – CAJ Journalism Scholarship for Canadian and Journalism Students

Deadline: April 1, 2021

Investintech.com, Inc. is pleased to announce its annual scholarship contest to Canadian and journalism students. Students will win $1,000, a free one year membership with the CAJ and a free pass to the annual national CAJ conference.

ELIGIBILITY

The Investintech – CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship is open to students who show an interest in data journalism. Eligible students must meet the following requirements:

  • Majoring in a journalism program, working towards either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
  • Currently accepted to or enrolled in a college or university in Canada.
  • Pursuing a course of studies leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree in journalism.
  • Non-journalism program students may apply, but will need to show evidence of their journalism skills and interest, such as having a published news story, or be working for a college publication, etc.

PRIZE

Award:

  • $1,000.00 CAD
  • Free one year membership with the CAJ
  • One free pass to the annual CAJ national conference

APPLICATION

Submitted work may be a published item, class assignment or even an item on a personal blog.

  • Work must have been produced within one calendar year of the scholarship closing date.
  • Individual work is preferred. If the submitted item is produced as part of a team of two or more, the applicant must submit their own proof of work.
  • Previous winners are not eligible to apply.

The submission must include:

  • An example of a work of journalism that shows the application of data skills (e.g. use of spreadsheets, web scraping, use of mapping tool).
  • An explanation of what you did and how you did it, including the resources you used. For submissions that were part of a group project, applicants must explain their role, the skills they used in fulfilling that role, and the specific parts of the story, or stories, that their contribution influenced.
  • An idea for a project you would like to work on, particularly if you had more data journalism skills. Include a link to a dataset that shows why the story is worth pursuing, and a link to a story you aspire to create or one that inspires you as a journalist.
  • A letter of support from an instructor or editor.

OFFICIAL LINK

https://www.investintech.com/data-journalism-scholarship/

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