The scholarship aims to encourage and support all students in Canada with journalism skills by helping them with the costs of their education. Furthermore, the scholarship is intended to serve as a way to help prepare students for a career path in data journalism.
The Investintech - CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship is open to students who show an interest in data journalism. Eligible students must meet the following requirements:
-Pursuing a course of studies or program leading to a diploma, undergraduate or graduate degree.
Show evidence of their journalism skills and interest, such as having a published news story, or be working for a college publication, etc.
-Currently accepted to or enrolled in a college or university in Canada.
The winning submission will be one that shows strong data analysis skills combined with excellent storytelling techniques. Submissions must include:
-An example of a work of journalism that shows the application of data skills (e.g. use of spreadsheets, web scraping, use of mapping tool). The submissions must include at least one data visualization (e.g. a map or a chart) produced by the student.
-An explanation of what you did and how you did it, including the resources you used and how the data was compiled. For submissions that were part of a group project, applicants must explain their role, the skills they used in fulfilling that role, and the specific parts of the story, or stories, that their contribution influenced.
Submitted work may be a published item, class assignment or even an item on a personal blog.
-Work must have been produced within one calendar year of the scholarship closing date.
-A single submission of individual work is preferred. If the submitted item is produced as part of a team of two or more, the applicant must submit a detailed explanation about their contribution and their own proof of work.
-Previous winners are not eligible to apply.