Financial Aid OpportunitiesBrowse the many scholarships and fellowships below to decide what financial aid package is right for you. All scholarships marked with an asterik (*) require separate application submissions to both the sponsoring organization and the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists.
National Press Foundation Fellowships (*)
The Seminars have received the generous cooperation and support of the National Press Foundation since 1986. This year the Foundation will sponsor two all-expense paid fellowships for journalists to attend the Seminars in Philadelphia.
To apply, please contact the Foundation at 202-663-7280 or through the National Press Foundation website.
2012 National Press Foundation Fellowship Scholarship Recipients:
Daniel Tucker, WYNC, New York Public Radio
Victoria McGrane, Wall St. Journal
SAJA-Knowledge@Wharton Scholarship for Minority Journalists(*)
The SAJA-Knowledge@Wharton scholarship was established in 1999 in collaboration with the South Asian Journalists Association, an organization of more than 600 journalists of South Asian origin in the U.S. and Canada. This unique scholarship program is designed to enhance the quality of minority business journalism. It provides a member of SAJA (as well as up to one journalist each belonging to AAJA, NABJ, NAHJ, NAJA) with a scholarship to attend Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists in Philadelphia.
Each scholarship (which covers cost of tuition, course materials and most meals) is worth about $1,995 and is furnished by Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The award does NOT cover travel to and from Philadelphia or lodging. The Award is presented by SAJA and Knowledge@Wharton, the Wharton School's research and business analysis journal. SAJA is responsible for the administrative process and works with the other groups representing journalists to select the winners. It reserves the right not to award a scholarship.
Who Can Apply
Any member of SAJA, AAJA, NABJ, NAHJ, NAJA who is a reporter, editor or producer (including freelancers) currently living in the United States or Canada and working in business journalism or a field that overlaps, such as healthcare or technology. Applicants must be available to attend the Wharton program this year. Individuals between two-seven years of experience as a business reporter or those new to business reporting, but with five-10 years of experience as a reporter in another field, are encouraged to apply. Freelancers are welcome to apply.
2012 SAJA-Knowledge@Wharton Scholarship for Minority Journalists Recipients:
Maneet Ahuja, CNBC Hedge Fund Specialist, CNBC/NBC Universal SAJA
Devin Banerjee, Private Equity and Deals Reporter, Bloomberg News SAJA
Raymund Flandez, Staff Writer, Chronicle of Philanthropy AAJA
Marilyn Garateix, Business Editor, South Florida Sun Sentinel NAHJ
Donald T. Sheehan International Fellowship
The Wharton School is pleased to award scholarships to international or internationally-focused journalists who wish to attend the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists. Each scholarship (which covers cost of tuition, course materials and most meals) is worth about $1,995 and is furnished by Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The award does NOT cover travel to and from Philadelphia or lodging. The scholarships are named in honor of Donald T. Sheehan, the former Vice President of Public Affairs who created the program seminars in 1968. The deadline for applying is September 1, 2013.
2012 Donald T. Sheehan International Fellowship Scholarship Recipients:
Jeroen Ansink, Correspondent, Nassau Media (Netherlands)
Marianna Aragao, Folha de S. Paulo (Brazil)
Maria Paula Autran, Reporter/Editor, Folha de S. Paulo (Brazil)
Lisa Du, Reporter, Newsday
Anne Gaviola, Senior Producer, CBC News (Canada)
Roseanne Gerin, Senior News Editor, China Radio International
Anika Gupta, Assistant Editor (Web), Business Today Magazine (India)
Swati Khandelwal, Chief of Bureau and Assistant Editor, Bloomberg India TV
Sunghee Kwon, NY Correspondent, Moneytoday (Korea)
Shu Lin, Reporter, Duowei News (China)
Li Liu, US Correspondent, Shanghai Oriental Morning Post (China)
Hamish McKenzie, Reporter, PandoDaily
Godwin Nnanna, Investigations Editor, BusinessDay (Nigeria)
Edwin Nwachukwu, Bureau Chief UN/North America Correspondent, News Agency of Nigeria
Alexey Osipov, US Correspondent, Komosomolskaya Pravada (Russia)
Alanna Petroff, Financial Journalist, Morningstar (UK)
Jennifer Roig, Journalist, AmericaEconomia (Chile)
Kritika Saxena, Senior Correspondent, CNBC-TV 18 (India)
Mariana Segala, Staff Writer-Reporter, Editora Abril (Brazil)
Kengo Tanaka, NY Correspondent, Jiji Press (Japan)
Gerben van der Marel, US Correspondent, Het Financieele Dagblad (Netherlands)
Mars van Grunsven, US Correspondent, NRC Handelsblad (Netherlands)
Peter Vanham, Business & Finance Reporter, Die Handelszeitung, (Switzerland)
Huijue Ye, Correspondent, 21st Century Business Herald (China)
Chang Jae Yoo, Reporter, Korea Economic Daily
Wei Zhang, Chief of Bureau, Economic Daily (China)
National Association of Black Journalists Scholarship
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is offering a scholarship opportunity for two National Association of Black Journalists members to attend the 2012 Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists. The scholarship covers tuition, course material and most meals (value: $1,995). The award does NOT cover travel or lodging.
- NABJ members working as a reporters, editors or producers (including freelancers) currently living in the United States and working in business journalism or a field that overlaps, such as healthcare or technology.
- Individuals between two-seven years of experience as a business reporter or those new to business reporting, but with five-10 years of experience as a reporter in another field, are encouraged to apply.
- Applicants must be available to attend the Wharton program this year.
To apply: http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/journalists/pl-session-2011.cfm
Application Deadline: Friday, September 28th.
2012 National Association of Black Journalists Scholarship Recipients:
Dorine Bethea, Freelancer
Danielle Davis, Reporter, Illinois Center for Broadcasting
Southwest Airlines Travel Scholarship
Through the generosity of Southwest Airlines, up to ten journalists will receive scholarships to the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists program. The scholarship includes free domestic round trip air travel in the U.S. and tuition to business journalists who apply. The deadline for applying is September 15, 2013.
2012 Southwest Airlines Travel Scholarship Recipients:
Katrina Barlow, Associate Producer, The Seattle Times
Allan Brettman, Reporter, The Oregonian
Lynn Cari, Co-Author, The Whistleblower
Denise Petski, Managing Editor, Deadline Hollywood
Janet Tu, Technology Reporter, The Seattle Times