Military veterans interested in earning a master’s degree at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY may be eligible for a nine-month paid Fellowship upon completion of the degree.
The fellowship will provide two students with the opportunity to go into a reporting job immediately after graduation. The selected candidates will work at a nine-month fellowship in one of these innovative newsrooms and receive a monthly salary of $4,000 and healthcare benefits.
Students must meet the fellowing eligibility criteria to qualify for the fellowship:
- Apply, be admitted, and enroll in the Newmark J-School.
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 during all three semesters
The fellowship participants will be selected during the third semester at the J-School. Veterans who complete their degree requirements but are not selected for the fellowship will still receive their master’s degree in journalism with the experience of reporting as a CUNY student in New York City, the largest media market in the country.
Because CUNY is a state school, the Post-9/11 GI Bill may cover tuition and provide generous assistance for housing in New York City. Check your VA eligibility to ensure you have three semesters of coverage remaining.
How to Apply to the Newmark J-School:
Students must submit a complete application by March 1, 2021 – For scholarship consideration
Applications completed after March 1, 2022 will be reviewed on a space-available, rolling basis. The application fee is waived for veterans.
Refer to the How to Apply page to learn more about the application checklist
If you are interested in participating in this program, please fill out this form to schedule a one-on-one application session with advisors from Newmark J-School.