Diversity Scholarships Available for Journalism Workshop

Native students with an interest in journalism should consider the High School Journalism workshop at Ohio University—diversity scholarships are available.

Registration opens March 1, 2017 for Ohio University’s High School Journalism Workshop. Each summer since 1946, the E.W. Scripps Journalism School has offered high school students the opportunity to interact with faculty and journalism professionals while learning the latest journalism techniques. This year’s workshop will be held July 12 to 15, and will include faculty from the School of Journalism, the School of Visual Communication and the staff from WOUB, as well as visiting professionals.

“I still believe that journalism is a noble profession,” says Justice Hill, workshop co-director, in a video about the program. “One of the best things about this program is that we bring in professionals; we have a wide variety of people who have newspaper backgrounds, TV backgrounds.”

All of those professionals collaborate with students to produce content and learn about the latest in journalistic techniques.

“We’re teaching them skills that will allow them to practice the craft no matter where they go, ultimately we are teaching them how to be better storytellers,” Hill says in the video.

According to the website, the workshop will include:

Opportunities to experience the latest journalism techniques

Diversity scholarships that cover up to 100 percent of the cost of the workshop for students

An opportunity to spend time on Ohio University’s historic Athens campus

Chance to earn college credit.

The fee for the workshop is $300, which includes room and board, attendance at the sessions, and all program materials. Diversity scholarships are also available. There is not an additional fee for the optional credit hour, but students wanting to obtain that, must fill out an additional form.

Registration begins March 1, 2017, and closes June 2, 2017. Check this website for more information.

See how the 2015 workshop went: