First-time Convention Grant
This scholarship aims to bring one adviser and two of his/her students to a JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention. Four adviser/student grants are awarded for each convention. The adviser applying for this grant should be a first-time attendee at a JEA/NSPA convention.

Grant recipients will be notified by Feb. 1 in order to register and meet all scheduling deadlines for convention activities. For questions, please email Sarah Nichols, MJE, at sarahjnichols.sjn@gmail.com.

Benefits for the adviser:
• Waived convention registration
• Free lodging for four nights shared with one other grant recipient
• JEA Outreach Academy participation
• One year JEA membership
• Waived Advisers Institute registration (July 2019)

Benefits for the students:
• Waived convention registration
• Free lodging for four nights shared with other student recipients
• Participation in pre-convention workshop
• Participation in JEA’s Write-off competition
• Free critique session
• Free entry in NSPA Best of Show

For which convention are you applying? *
Teacher name *
Your answer
School *
Your answer
Street address
Your answer
City
Your answer
State *
ZIP
Your answer
School phone *
Your answer
Mobile phone *
Your answer
Preferred email address *
Your answer
Please make sure to discuss the convention with your principal to secure approval and support. During the selection process, JEA will contact the principal for all finalists and will require a timely response to confirm administrator approval.
Principal's name *
Your answer
Principal's email address *
Your answer
Does your principal know you are applying for this grant? *
Publications advised *
(Check all that apply)
Required
Number of years teaching *
Your answer
Number of years advising student media *
Your answer
Number of students on publications/media staff *
Your answer
Are you a JEA member? *
Have you attended a NHSJC before? *
My school is *
My school is *
Which grade level(s) do you teach? *
(Check all that apply)
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Tell us a little about yourself.
If selected for the grant, you will be paired with another adviser to share a room in the convention hotel. Do you have any special needs regarding room assignment? *
What is your preferred pronoun? *
Which best describes you? (Feel free to check more than one.)
Explain/describe your greatest challenge as a journalism educator. *
Your answer
Which convention aspect(s) are most important to you if selected for this grant? Or, framed differently, what do you hope to accomplish by taking your students to the NHSJC? *
Your answer
Student #1 information
Providing the student's name and information here indicates that you have worked ahead of time to secure permission and availability for this particular student.
Name of Student #1 to attend the convention with you if you are selected for this grant. *
Your answer
How would Student #1 benefit from attending the convention? *
Your answer
Student #1's gender (for hotel rooming purposes) *
Student #1's race/ethnicity *
Your answer
Student #1's grade level *
Student #1's position/role on staff *
Your answer
Student #2 Information
Providing the student's name and information here indicates that you have worked ahead of time to secure permission and availability for this particular student.
Name of Student #2 to attend the convention with you if you are selected for this grant. *
Your answer
How would Student #2 benefit from attending the convention? *
Your answer
Student #2's gender (for hotel rooming purposes) *
Student #2's race/ethnicity *
Your answer
Student #2's grade level *
Student #2's position/role on staff *
Your answer
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