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INDIGENOUS REPORTERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Supporting inclusive media in Canada.


  • Four (4) bursary opportunities are open to Indigenous students currently enrolled in a media or journalism programs at a Canadian post-secondary institution
  • The value of the bursary is $4,500
  • Deadline to apply: November 17, 2014

If shortlisted, you will be contacted for an interview in early November, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  Selections will be made by December, 2014.

About Journalists for Human Rights

Journalist for Human Rights (JHR) is Canada’s leading media development organization. Through skills training and mentorship, JHR empowers journalists to report ethically and effectively on local human rights issues. Since 2002 JHR has trained over 12,500 journalists in 21 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Canada.

JHR started its first project in Canada in 2013. Working with Indigenous communities, JHR trained community members and journalists to report on, and from their communities. Project participants worked with editors, news directors, and JHR trainers to learn how to sell their freelance work to mainstream media outlets. Through their published and broadcast work, project participants increased Canadians’ awareness of Aboriginal culture, people, and actively contributed to the public conversation in on Indigenous issues in Canada.

About the Indigenous Reporters Program

In 2014, JHR launched the Indigenous Reporters Program, a program that supports young, Indigenous people in their journeys to becoming professional journalists. Eligible students can apply for bursaries, scholarships and internships to support their post-secondary journalism and media studies and gain professional experience.
JHR is proud to empower the next generation of strong and talented Indigenous Canadian Journalists.

To apply for a bursary for the Winter 2015 academic semester, please send the following by email to chris@jhr.ca:
  • A cover letter (maximum 1 page) outlining your background, where you are from, the school and program you are enrolled in, why you are studying media, and your career goals
  • A 500 word essay on how you would benefit from this bursary
  • A copy of your CV, including contact information
  • Two reference letters
  • A copy of your transcript; or proof of enrollment 
  • Deadline:   November 17, 2014.

There will be another call for bursary applicants in the spring of 2015. 
For questions about the bursary program, or inquiries about the other opportunities offered through the JHR Indigenous Reporters Program, please contact:
Chris Kornacki,
Program Coordinator, Indigenous Reporters Program


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