Private Funder: Dow Jones News Fund; Opportunity: 2016 DJNF High School Journalism Teacher of the Year award; Funding Focus: Journalism and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: High school journalism teachers; Funding: A laptop computer; travel and lodging expenses to attend a seminar at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg (FL) and a $1,000 college scholarship for a senior at the teacher’s school; Deadline: July 9.
Summary: The program awards a high school journalism teacher who has been teaching at least three years and has done exemplary work. Teachers may self-nominate and are asked to confine their responses to a total of five typed pages. No more than three letters of support may be submitted along with the application, in addition to an updated resume and six copies of two editions of newspapers or newsmagazines or printouts of web-only editions published during the current school year. The online application can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/hly3xay