Each year, the National Press Foundation offers two all-expense-paid fellowships to working print and broadcast journalists for the annual Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists, which takes place in October of each year at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The fellowships include full tuition, housing, most meals and round trip transportation. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Sept. 4. For more information, please visit the website.
The seminars offer participants an opportunity to expand their knowledge of business by attending courses conducted by leading Wharton faculty, hear guest lectures by business leaders, and compete in an intensive, computer-simulated strategic management exercise. The recipient of the Freddie Mac Foundation fellowship will also receive tutoring on housing and housing finance from a faculty member.
Applications will not be returned. Applicants must submit:
1. a letter stating why they wish to participate
2. a letter of support from a supervisor
3. work sample, a clip or a video/audio tape (copies are acceptable)
4. a brief bio
5. application form (available here).
Friends of the late Frank Holeman, a former associate director of the foundation; the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Freddie Mac Foundation have endowed this NPF fellowship.