Scholarships available to attend SABEW conference


More than $10,000 in scholarship and travel aid is available for journalists hoping to attend SABEW’s 50th annual spring conference April 4-6 in Washington, D.C.

The scholarships will be funded by the Goldschmidt Family Foundation, the SABEW Chair at the University of Missouri and SABEW’s Benita Newton Fund for minority journalists.

Warren Watson, SABEW executive director, said four $1,000 Newton scholarships will be given this year, thanks to fund support from Reuters and from CNN Money/ Turner.

Only journalists of color will be considered for the Newton scholarships.

Applicants should send a resume and a 50-word statement about why they are applying.  Send both to  Please include “scholarship request” in the subject line of the email.

The SABEW chair, Missouri journalism professor Marty Steffens, is also sponsoring two $1,000 grants for SABEW Best in Business award-winners in the recently concluded competition.

The SABEW chair will also sponsor eight small grants to cover registration for the conference.  They are valued at $350 each.  BIB winners will be given preference.

The SABEW chair scholarships are open to anyone.

Likewise, The Goldschmidt Foundation will fund one $1,000 scholarship and two $500 scholarships. All journalists are encouraged to apply, but one of the $500 grants will be given to a college student seeking to attend the conference.  Applicants should apply in the same manner as listed above.

The deadline for applications is March 8, 2013.  Winners will be notified immediately.