Applying to the Program

Application and selection process

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 fellowship. To apply, an applicant compiles the items listed below according to the directions on the application form. Applications must be received by the March 1 deadline.

Full application requires:

  • Read eligilibity requirements
  • Download the application form and follow its instructions
  • Upload these documents at jobsatcu.com
    •     Application form
    •     Cover letter
    •     A résumé that includes a list of positions held and awards
    •     An intellectual autobiography
    •     A projected study and project plan for the academic year
    •     Three work samples
    •     List of three references with contact information. Note: Each reference will be contacted with instructions for uploading their letter to jobsatcu.com

See the application form for specific details.

If work samples are broadcast pieces, and they are not available for viewing online, please send one copy directly to the Center for Environmental Journalism at the following address:

Center for Environmental Journalism
1511 University Avenue
478 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

A selection committee will read all applications, choose people to be interviewed by phone and then make a final selection of five fellows.

Questions may be submitted to cej@colorado.edu or by calling 303-492-4364.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is March 1.

Fellows will be notified of the selection by May 1.

Application Form

Download the application form here.

Fellowship Year

The fellowship begins mid-August with a week's orientation prior to classes beginning and continues into mid-May.

Eligibility

Five Ted Scripps Fellowships are awarded each year. The program is open to all full-time U.S. print or broadcast journalists interested in deepening and broadening their knowledge of environmental issues. It is aimed at outstanding journalists committed to a career in professional journalism. Professionals in fields such as teaching, public relations and advertising are not eligible.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum of five years full-time professional journalism experience and have completed an undergraduate degree. Applicants may include general assignment reporters, editors, producers, environmental reporters, full-time freelancers and photojournalists. Prior experience in covering the environment is not required.