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Financial Aid Opportunities

Browse the many scholarships and fellowships below to decide what financial aid package is right for you.  All scholarships marked with an asterik (*) require separate application submissions to both the sponsoring organization and the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists.

Penn Wharton Public Policy Scholarship

The Wharton School is pleased to award three (3) scholarships allowing journalists whose reporting highlights public policy issues either domestically or internationally to attend the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists flagship program in Philadelphia. Each scholarship covers the cost of tuition, course materials, most group meals, lodging for three nights and airfare within the US (where appropriate). In addition, accepted journalists may request private, one-on-one meetings with faculty members of the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative. The scholarship does not cover any other expenses. Other restrictions may apply.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2016

2015 Penn-Wharton Public Policy Scholarship Recipients:
Sandra Block, Senior Associate Director, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Fatima Hussein, Jobs & Workplace Reporter, Cincinnati Enquirer
Laura Kusisto, Housing & Economics Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Mark Miller, Managing Editor, Marketplace
Gianna Palmer, Business Producer & Contributing Reporter, BBC
Emily Stephenson, Correspondent, Thomson Reuters

National Press Foundation Fellowships (*)

The Seminars have received the generous cooperation and support of the National Press Foundation since 1986. This year the Foundation will sponsor two all-expense paid fellowships for journalists to attend the Seminars in Philadelphia.

To apply, please contact the Foundation at 202-663-7280 or through the National Press Foundation website.

Application Deadline: August 30, 2016

2015 National Press Foundation Fellowship Scholarship Recipients:
Liana Baker, Reporter, Thomson Reuters
Josh Salman, Business Writer, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SAJA-Knowledge@Wharton Scholarship for Minority Journalists

The SAJA-Knowledge@Wharton Scholarship was established in 1999 in collaboration with the South Asian Journalists Association. This unique scholarship program is designed to enhance the quality of minority business journalism. It provides a member of SAJA (as well as up to one journalist each belonging to AAJANAHJNAJA & NLGJA) with a scholarship to attend the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists in Philadelphia.

Each scholarship (which covers cost of tuition, course materials and most meals) is worth about $1,995 and is furnished by Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The award does NOT cover travel to and from Philadelphia or lodging. The Award is presented by SAJA and Knowledge@Wharton, the Wharton School’s research and business analysis journal. SAJA is responsible for the administrative process and works with the other groups representing journalists to select the winners. It reserves the right not to award a scholarship.

Who Can Apply

Any member of SAJA, AAJA, NAHJ, NAJA & NLGJA who is a reporter, editor or producer (including freelancers) currently living in the United States or Canada and working in business journalism or a field that overlaps, such as healthcare or technology. Applicants must be available to attend the Wharton program this year. Individuals between two-seven years of experience as a business reporter or those new to business reporting, but with five-10 years of experience as a reporter in another field, are encouraged to apply. Freelancers are welcome to apply.

2015 SAJA-Knowledge@Wharton Scholarship for Minority Journalists Recipients:
Gunjan Banerji, Reporter, Debtwire (Mergermarket Group)

Donald T. Sheehan International Fellowship

The Wharton School is pleased to award scholarships to international or internationally-focused journalists who wish to attend the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists. Each scholarship (which covers cost of tuition, course materials and most meals) is worth about $1,995 and is furnished by Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The award does NOT cover travel to and from Philadelphia or lodging. The scholarships are named in honor of Donald T. Sheehan, the former Vice President of Public Affairs who created the program seminars in 1968.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2016

2015 Donald T. Sheehan International Fellowship Scholarship Recipients:
Janet Al-Saad Alvarez, Reporter, TheStreet.com
Jonathan Chew, Reporter, Fortune
Marco Congiu, Journalist, Sky Italia
Yuqing Feng, Chief US Correspondent, China Business News
Claire Groden, Reporter, Fortune
Yin Hu, News Editor, Phoenix Satellite TV (Hong Kong)
Lu Kang, Reporter, Tencent (China)
Henrik Svensson, Financial Reporter, News Agency Direkt (Sweden)
Suya Wang, Research Director, Financial Times
Wenduo Ye, Financial Reporter, Sinovision (China)
Bo Yuan, Chief Correspondent, Wen Hui Daily (China)

National Association of Black Journalists Scholarship

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is offering a scholarship opportunity for two National Association of Black Journalists members to attend the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists. The scholarship covers tuition, course material and most meals (value: $1,995). The award does NOT cover travel or lodging.

Qualifications:

  • NABJ members working as a reporters, editors or producers (including freelancers) currently living in the United States and working in business journalism or a field that overlaps, such as healthcare or technology.
  • Individuals between two-seven years of experience as a business reporter or those new to business reporting, but with five-10 years of experience as a reporter in another field, are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be available to attend the Wharton program this year.
  • Questions: contact the NABJ
  • Website: http://www.nabj.org/
  • Application Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2016

2015 National Association of Black Journalists Scholarship Recipients:
Meredith Davis, Journalist, Thomson Reuters
Cordell Eddings, Finance Reporter, Bloomberg LP

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