Empowering Future Journalists: Investintech – CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship


Investintech.com, in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), is proud to announce the Investintech CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship. This scholarship aims to provide financial support to students across Canada who possess journalism skills and demonstrate an interest in data journalism. Moreover, it serves as a platform to equip aspiring journalists with the necessary skills to excel in the field of data-driven reporting.

Program Description:

  • Objective: The scholarship aims to encourage and support students in Canada pursuing journalism studies by alleviating the financial burden of their education.
  • Focus on Data Journalism: The scholarship is specifically designed to prepare students for a career path in data journalism, emphasizing the importance of data analysis skills in modern journalism.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The scholarship is open to students who display an interest in data journalism and meet the following requirements:
  • Enrolled in a diploma, undergraduate, or graduate program at a college or university in Canada.
  • Demonstrate journalism skills and interest, such as having a published news story or involvement with a college publication.
  • Selection Criteria: The winning submission will showcase strong data analysis skills coupled with excellent storytelling techniques, emphasizing the application of data skills in journalism.
  • Submission Requirements: Applicants must submit:
  • An example of journalism work demonstrating the application of data skills, including at least one data visualization produced by the student.
  • An explanation of the methodology employed, resources used, and data compilation process.
  • For group projects, applicants must specify their role, skills utilized, and contribution to the project’s overall success.
  • Previous Winners: Previous scholarship recipients are ineligible to apply for the scholarship.

Award Details:

  • Amount: The scholarship award is valued at $1,000 CAD.
  • Membership Benefits: The recipient will receive a complimentary one-year membership with the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and a free pass to the annual CAJ national conference.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Nationality: Open to students of all nationalities.
  • Study Location: Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university in Canada.
  • Academic Level: Students pursuing diploma, undergraduate, or graduate studies are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: April 12

Additional Information:

  • Application Process: Interested candidates must submit their applications before the specified deadline.
  • Award Presentation: The scholarship will be awarded to one deserving candidate based on the strength of their submission.
  • Inclusivity: The scholarship is open to applicants from all countries, with a focus on supporting journalism students studying in Canada.

The Investintech CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship offers a valuable opportunity for aspiring journalists in Canada to pursue their educational goals and enhance their skills in data-driven reporting. By providing financial assistance and access to professional networking opportunities, this scholarship empowers students to embark on a successful career path in journalism. Eligible candidates are encouraged to submit their applications and seize the chance to contribute to the future of data journalism in Canada.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.internationalscholarships.com/scholarships/registration/student


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