Annually, the Scholarship will award up to 2 candidates up to $3,000 in total to support the mission of the program. The funds will be used in a manner determined by the candidate and the board best suited to his/her needs. This may include activities such as a writing workshop, online writing course, support for newspaper internships. The board is available to assist in designing a suitable program.
The application deadline is January 1.
We will be looking for people who are self starters, focused and persistent. The ideal candidates has the makings of a good writer technically and is able to connect with his/her readership. While the HPR is a publication that has a progressive agenda, the Board in this context values critical thinking and reporting as well. Because the process and skills to become a good journalist are long and many, previous recipients can reapply in successive years.
The Board of Trustees will serve as the selection committee. It is composed to 2 members of the HPR staff, 2 members of the Krapu family and 1 community members. Decisions will be made without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation. Preference will be given to younger applicants as the goal is to support journalists in their beginning years. All decisions are final.
Within 3 months of program completion each candidate will submit a written report describing and evaluating their program. An exit interview by phone or in person will also be required. This is necessary to help future awardees use their scholarship most effectively.
For further information about donations and applications, please contact:
High Plains Reader
124 8th Street North
Fargo, North Dakota 58102