Graduate students studying in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University are eligible for several funding opportunities available through New York University in the form of tuition remission scholarships, graduate assistantships, and various fellowships. These awards are, however, extremely competitive.
Nearly all students in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, like the majority of MA students in other departments at NYU, are financing their own graduate study through external funding awards or student loans. Some U.S. applicants may also be eligible for the federal work study program.
The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute awards several partial tuition remission scholarships to help defray the total cost of tuition. These scholarships are merit based and competitively awarded. All applicants to the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute are automatically reviewed for their eligibility during the admission process. No separate application form is required for consideration.
The Asian Wall Street Journal funds a fellowship for up to two journalists from Asia to study in the program in Business and Economic Reporting. The fellowships will begin in September of 2009 and will cover tuition and registration fees for two of the three semesters required for completion of the program. Fellows will also receive a $22,000 stipend ($11,000 per semester). Applications must be received by January 20, 2009. Please see the Dow Jones site for details.
Sponsored by the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation and managed by NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship offers students with experience in public service the opportunity to productively rethink our collective approach to intractable social issues and to develop plans for implementing alternative practices.
Successful applicants become NYU Reynolds Graduate Fellows who take one course in social entrepreneurship at the Wagner School of Public Service, participate in program seminars and events, and gain exposure to research, networking and funding opportunities that will help them realize their vision of change. Reynolds Graduate Fellows receive up to $25,000 for each of two years of study.
Further information on the Reynolds program is available on-line at http://www.nyu.edu/reynolds/, including the philosophy guiding the program and profiles of successful applicants. The Reynolds site will be updated throughout the Fall semester to include additional information on this year’s application process.
NOTE that applicants cannot apply directly to the Reynolds program; they must be nominated by the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, which will forward fellowship applications to Reynolds. Applicants who are interested in the Reynolds Fellowship must let the Institute know of their interest by notifying the director of the Institute concentration or program to which they applied (contact information is available on our website). Applicants must be admitted to the Institute in order to qualify as potential nominees for the Reynolds program. The Institute will nominate for consideration by the Reynolds program several outstanding candidates from journalism's admitted pool of applicants. Final award determinations, however, are made exclusively by the Reynolds program.
The time line and procedures for this process will be worked out as the Reynolds program clarifies its plans for Fall 2009 applications.
Journalism students in the department’s three-semester program must commit to participate for two full years, remaining in New York City for an additional semester in order to complete the full range of Reynolds activities planned for students.
This one-semester fellowship covers tuition, fees and insurance, and includes a one-semester stipend. Stenbeck Scholars will be chosen based on merit and as all applicants to the Institute will be considered, no separate application is necessary.
FLAS fellowships are competitive awards for the purpose of enabling students to study a modern foreign language as an integral part of their academic program in preparation for a career that will utilize their language studies. FLAS fellowships are awarded by the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Hagop Kevorkian Center. Qualified applicants meeting relevant restrictions are eligible to apply.
A two-year full fellowship, including tuition, benefits, and stipend, for a GloJo applicant with exceptional journalistic and academic promise. Students in all GloJo partner programs are eligible for this award, except those receiving funding or FLAS grants through their partner departments and centers. No additional materials beyond the GloJo application are required.
Three travel grants of up to $800 each, funded by alumni donations, are available for summer travel for program or course related reporting projects by currently enrolled masters students in NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. A separate application is necessary.
The NYU Graduate School of Arts & Science (GSAS) offers the innovative Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), which encourages students to apply for external funding awards and, in return, provides tuition support to recipients of external scholarships or fellowships who have been admitted to graduate study in GSAS at New York University.
Students receiving external awards of $13,000 or more from recognized, academic sources of funding outside of the University can apply for matching tuition remission up to the amount of their outside award. Students receiving less than $13,000 may apply for matching tuition remission up to 50 percent of the amount of the external award.
Complete information on TIP, including eligibility requirements, restrictions, and an application (due August 30), is available as a download (240K). Students must be admitted to NYU and planning to enroll before determinations will be made with regard to the TIP eligibility of particular external awards. These determinations are made by the Graduate School of Arts and Science.
Prospective students are encouraged to start looking for external funding opportunities in the Fall as they are submitting their graduate school applications. Additional information on sources of external funding may be found on the NYU-GSAS Graduate Enrollment Services (GES) web site, including information on prestigious external fellowships.
Information on resources specific to international students is also available. Students applying to graduate school through exchange programs like the Fulbright program should ensure that they complete all application requirements for the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and the Journalism concentration to which they are applying.
U.S. applicants interested in federal student loans should fill out the FAFSA application after January 1 of the year in which they are seeking admission: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Detailed information on filing the FAFSA application is found on-line at the NYU Financial Aid website. The NYU Federal School Code is 002785. At the graduate level, federal financial aid consists primarily of federal subsidized and unsubsidized student loans.
International applicants interested in student loans can find sources of loans available to international students at the NYU Financial Aid website. The website also lists other resources available to international applicants and students.
Some U.S. applicants may be eligible for the Federal Work-Study program, which makes available paid employment opportunities within the University. Admitted students should receive notification of eligibility, which is needs tested, in their financial aid award letter. Positions may be obtained through the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development.
Interested applicants need to fill out the FAFSA application after January 1 of the year in which they are seeking admission; the application is available at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.