Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Environmental Journalism awards five Ted Scripps Fellowships each year. This flexible, non-degree program provides a wide range of intellectual resources and allows fellows to tailor these resources to meet their needs and interests. Over the course of an academic year, fellows deepen their knowledge of the environment through courses, weekly seminars, and field trips. They also engage in independent study expected to lead to a significant piece of journalistic work. The program covers tuition and fees, including a recreation center pass, and provides a $56,000 stipend. Employment begins at the start of the Fall 2018 semester and runs through the end of the Spring 2019 semester. All University breaks and holidays will be observed.

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 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.

To apply, an applicant will need to upload the following items to the CU Careers website (posting number 11770) by the March 1st deadline:

  • Application Form
  • Cover letter
  • Résumé that includes a list of positions held and awards
  • Intellectual autobiography
  • Projected study and project plan for the academic year
  • Three work samples*
  • List of three references with contact information. Note: Each  reference will be contacted with instructions for uploading their letter to the CU Careers website.

*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:

Center for Environmental Journalism
1511 University Avenue
478 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

Questions may be submitted to cej@colorado.edu or by calling 303-492-4114.

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