The Award & Eligibility


  • Each ECMC Foundation Fellow in the Higher Education Fellowship program will be awarded $10,000—$5,000 as a stipend and $5,000 towards the reporting project.
  • The six-month, non-residential program begins with an expense-paid post secondary career and technical education (CTE) symposium.
    • The Spring 2024 Symposium will be hosted in Overland Park, KS, April 22-24 for selected Fellows.
  • Following the symposium, Fellows must complete a reporting project, such as a special report or series.
  • Fellows will also attend a CTE Collaborative Convening hosted by the ECMC Foundation in fall 2024.



The Fellowship is open to U.S. journalists who are education beat reporters or those whose work experience includes reporting on education and associated workforce development, social, or public policy issues.

Potential Fellows will be early- and mid-career journalists interested in deepening and expanding their understanding of postsecondary education with a specific emphasis on CTE. Print, radio, TV, multimedia, and online editors and journalists from local and national publications and digital-only news platforms are eligible, as are freelancers who target mainstream/corporate and independent media outlets.

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Applications are due by February 15, 2024