Legislative Gazette - John S. and James L Knight Foundation Internship Travel Award

“The Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.”

Established in 2019 by the Knight Foundation, this award is designed to provide travel stipends to a diverse group of students who are enthusiastic and qualified for the Legislative Gazette but would be challenged to participate without assistance for their travel needs. Recipients must be enrolled and taking part in the Legislative Gazette internship and be active in the Legislative Gazette during the Spring 2021 semester. Travel stipends will be awarded as non-tuition educational expenses during the semester of travel.

Up to $2,000
Communication, Digital Media, Internship, Journalism Scholarships, Liberal Arts and Science Scholarships, Political Science and International Relations
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit an essay demonstrating your passion, energy, and integrity to the journalism profession.
  2. *Only if physically traveling* Please provide a proposed weekly budget for your travel expenses - consider, how many days of travel, expense of gas/bus/train, mileage per week, etc.
    • Anticipated number of days of travel.
    • Estimate your expense, per week, for your travel
    • I'm working remotely
    • Method of travel
  3. Select any that apply in terms of how you are paying for your tuition and expenses per semester.
  4. Applicants can request a letter of recommendation by submitting the email address of the person you wish a recommendation from. You should notify these individuals to expect an email. You are responsible for ensuring the recommendations are submitted by the application deadline. Please use their newpaltz.edu email address if they are a faculty member.