Travel grants available for CTSPJ members and students


The Connecticut Pro Chapter of SPJ will again offer travel grants to CTSPJ members and students who want to travel to the national SPJ convention in New Orleans this September.

Professional members of CTSPJ are eligible for $1,100 toward conference expenses, and student members of SPJ in Connecticut are eligible for $500.

The grants are paid as reimbursements, with proof of receipt.

To apply for a grant, write 500 words or less about why you want to attend the conference.

The Excellence in Journalism Conference is hosted by SPJ, Native American Journalists Association and the Radio Television Digital News Association. It will run from Sept. 18 – 20 in New Orleans, La. View the conference website for more details.

Send the short essay, along with your SPJ member number, to Cindy Simoneau, a past president of the CTSPJ board, at Simoneau will prepare all applications for a blind review by the CTSPJ board members.

The winners must be members of CTSPJ or a student chapter in Connecticut in good standing. New members are welcome to apply. To confirm membership status, contact Linda Hall at or 317-927-8000 ext. 203.

The deadline to apply for the grants is 11:59 p.m. on July 27.

E-mail Cindy Simoneau with any questions about the grants.

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