Scholarships to Study Religion Available

$100,000 is available for working journalists to take college classes.

The Religion Newswriters Association invites applicants to its Lilly Scholarships in Religion program, which gives full-time journalists up to $5,000 per course to cover the cost of college tuition, books, registration fees, parking and other costs. Full-time students are not eligible for the awards.

Journalists can take any college course they choose as long as it is in the field of religion. Journalists have previously taken courses that include Islamic Movements, Church History, Religion and Violence, Japanese Buddhism, Biblical literature and many more.

The next application deadline is April 1, 2006. Additional deadlines are July 1 and Oct. 1, 2006. RNA has $100,000 in scholarship funds available.

All full-time journalists—including reporters, editors, designers, copy editors, editorial writers, news directors, researchers and producers—are eligible, regardless of whether or not they cover religion.

Religion Newswriters Association is the world’s only journalism association for people who write about religion in the mainstream news media.

Application information is here. For questions, call Amy Schiska at 614-891-9001 ext. 3.