GAME, SET, AND MATCH
Thanks to the generosity of donors large and small who stepped up in a crisis and met the challenge of back-to-back $250,000 matching gifts from an anonymous benefactor and Foundation Board member Craig Newmark, we were able to award living stipends and scholarships to a third of the Class of 2020 to complete their studies. We also provided scholarships to Class of 2021 students who otherwise couldn’t have started journalism school this fall.
Below are quotes from several of the students who benefitted from the generosity of our Future Journalist Fund donors.
“The fund helped me stay stable and navigate a risk-filled situation that I needed to cope with quickly. It helped me to get back to my family, safely get out of the living situation I was in, maintain the financial pathway I had planned for, and allowed me to continue working as a Newmark J-School student at the same time.”
“Thank you! So many people are hurting, and I felt very conflicted asking for help. But with your support, I know I can get through the program, and pay it forward.”
“Thanks to the donors’ generosity, I can fund my semester and finish my degree. I absolutely would not have been able to do this without the hardship funding, and now I feel more engaged and supported as a journalist. I will forever be grateful to the donors for making it possible for me to further my education and career.”