Grants for Teachers

The IU Media School plans to award several grants for high school teachers. Those taking three credits may apply for $600 and those taking two credits may apply for $400. These grants may be used for J804 Independent Study or the practicum. Read the following letter from HSJI director Teresa White for information on applying.

Dear Teachers & Advisers:

We hope you will be able to take one or more workshops we’re offering for scholastic journalism teachers and advisers this summer. You and your students would be most welcome on our campus.

The IU Media School is planning to award Gretchen Kemp Grants to high school teachers/advisers to study at IU in Bloomington this summer. The funds may be used for any HSJI graduate-credit workshop: J804 Independent Study or a practicum. Those taking three credits may apply for a $600 grant and those taking two credits may apply for a $400 grant.

The grants are intended for teachers who currently have journalism teaching or advising responsibilities or who are preparing for those responsibilities. The recipients are expected to return to journalism teaching in the fall and must take the workshop for graduate credit. Priority will be given to uncertified teachers/advisers and to those with little or no journalism teaching and advising experience.

To apply for a grant, mail a letter to me or complete the online form no later than May 1, 2017. In your letter, indicate why you want to enroll in our workshop(s), what you plan to study, and how it fits into your career as a journalism teacher. In addition, you should send a copy of your resume. Letters of recommendation are optional but always appreciated and helpful in the selection process. If you’re applying online, please be sure to attach your resume and recommendation letters in the space provided.

A decision on the grants will be made by a committee consisting of IU Journalism faculty members. You will be notified of the committee’s decision in early May.

The Kemp Grants are awarded from funds created by friends and professional associates of the late Gretchen Kemp, a longtime and highly respected IU journalism professor and HSJI’s first director.

Teresa White
Director, High School Journalism Institute
The Media School Faculty