Application and selection process

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 below
  • Download the application form and follow its instructions
  • Upload these documents to the CU Careers website (posting number 14726):
    •     Application form (coming soon)
    •     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: References may be contacted with instructions for uploading their letter to the CU Careers website

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 or by calling 303-492-4114.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is March 1.

Fellows will be notified of the selection by May 1.

Fellowship Year

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


Five Ted Scripps Fellowships are awarded each year. The program is open to all full-time 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 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.