ROOSTERGNN Global News Network (RGNN.org) and its Academy, non-profit solidarity organizations, support hands-on education and training for the next generation of journalists.
Thanks to the support of our benefactors, we are offering need-based scholarships for our RGNN Academy programs.
We hope that this scholarship policy will allow talented students, who otherwise would not have the financial means to afford the full tuition fee, to participate in our RGNN Academy programs.
Our benefactor, FACTHOUS, a digital communications and marketing agency and one of the primary benefactors of ROOSTERGNN Academy, is offering twenty (20) need-based scholarships for students participating in ROOSTERGNN Academy programs.
Need-based scholarships available.
A total of twenty (20) need-based scholarships, of five-hundred (500) Euros each for RGNN Academy programs in Madrid and Cuba, and three-hundred (300) each for the New York City Internship & Mentoring Program, to be applied towards the final Tuition Fee payment of the program.
Update March 28, 2019: Ten (10) scholarships of 1,000 Euros have just been announced!
How to Apply.
To apply for the scholarship, students must submit the following documentation:
1. Scholarship Application Form, available at https://rgnn.org/academy/scholarships. Students must meet the following requirements in order to be awarded the scholarship:
REQUIREMENT #1. Publish a creative photo of yourself, which demonstrates why you want to travel to Cuba, Madrid or NYC, which you have published on all of your personal public social media profiles (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), using the hashtag #RGNNCuba or #RGNNMadrid or #RGNNnyc. The photo should be accompanied by a caption that explaines that the photo is part of your scholarship application for the RGNN Academy program, and @ROOSTERGNN (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and @ROOSTER_GNN (Instagram) should be mentioned and tagged.
REQUIREMENT #2: Submit a personal essay explaining why you are an ideal candidate for the scholarship for the Internship & Mentoring Program (maximum 500 words).
REQUIREMENT #3. Scholarships are need-based, please submit a copy of your most recent tax return (yours or your parents’).
OPTIONAL #4. Scholarships are need-based. If you are currently being awarded any need-based scholarships, financial aid, grants or other funding at your current university, please attach a copy of this funding source as well.
2. RGNN Academy Program Application Form, available at https://rgnn.org/academy/application.
All scholarships are subject to availability and to the selection process of RGNN Academy. All scholarship applications must be submitted together with the application for the corresponding program, before formalizing enrollment. RGNN Academy and its benefactors reserve the right to modify the conditions for scholarships, and the updated version of the conditions will be available at https://rgnn.org/academy/scholarships. Note. In the event that ROOSTERGNN has provided you with a translation of the Spanish version of this document, you accept that such a translation is provided solely for your convenience, and in your relationship with ROOSTERGNN, the Spanish version of this document prevails in any case.
Scholarships are need-based and available for individual applicants. We also offer need-based Financial Aid for groups of students, please click the button below.
Examples of scholarship applications
Regram of the scholarship application by Morgan Lentz (@_morganlentz_) for our Madrid Marketing Internship & Mentoring Program. “College is meant for taking chances and expanding your horizons. That’s why I am so grateful for the chance to spend time this summer in Madrid, Spain at the #rgnnmadrid Marketing and Social Media Internship & Mentoring Program! #scholarshippost” she writes.
Regram of the scholarship application by Samantha Freeman (@samfreeman18), from @umnpics. Samantha will be participating in our Travel Journalism, Photo and Video Internship & Mentoring Program in Cuba this summer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I am beyond excited to spend 2 weeks in Cuba this summer with the @rooster_gnn internships program in Cuba! I’m so grateful for the opportunity to grow as a writer, story teller, and as a person” She writes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congratulations, Samantha! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Another beautiful scholarship application by Sophia Laws (@sophiedoe) from Soka University for our Travel Journalism & Photography Internship & Mentoring Program in Cuba. “A big part of my life has always been attempting things out of my comfort zone, from living abroad in high school, to becoming a double sport athlete in college. I have recently been accepted, and am currently applying for a scholarship, to a two week photojournalism internship in Cuba through @rooster_gnn that involves writing and publishing five professional grade articles. I am beyond thrilled that I may have this opportunity to keep exploring and pushing myself to new limits academically. I feel so thankful to everyone that has supported me in reaching for my goals. Here’s hoping your girl makes it to Cuba! #RGNNCUBA”
@shanabanana876 from @pennstate just received one of our 500 Euro scholarships for our Travel Journalism & Photography Internship & Mentoring Program in Cuba! Congratulations! “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” #ShanasTravelDiaries #rgnncuba”, writes Shana. Thank you, FACTHOUS (http://facthous.agency) for providing scholarships for young journalists!
Regram of the scholarship application for our Madrid Travel Journalism, Photo and Video Internship & Mentoring Program by @elyseca from @uncchapelhill “Proud to announce that I will be visiting Madrid for a few weeks this summer to study journalism & photography through RGNN! I have decided to attend this program in order to find a more international perspective on global issues as I pursue my major. This posting is part of my scholarship application for the ROOSTERGNN Internship & Mentoring Program and my personal invitation for anyone interested in these field to reach out to me and apply to RGNN as well. I am excited to travel outside of North Carolina and spend a little less time playing on the train tracks. #rgnnmadrid ” writes Elyse.
Regram of the scholarship application by @lsunxo from @westernuniversity, who will be participating with us in our Travel Journalism, Photography and Video Internship & Mentoring Program in Madrid, Spain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I’m a firm believer that you should do whatever will make you a better, more curious and thoughtful individual. So grateful to spend time this summer in Madrid, Spain as a journalism intern and write about different social impact projects alongside the fantastic team at @rooster_gnn, #rgnnmadrid, #rgnnscholarship!!! ” She writes. Congratulations, Lil!
Regramming the beautiful photo @tabgordillo from @cal_poly just submitted for the scholarship application for our Travel Journalism & Photography Internship & Mentoring Program in Madrid, Spain. “California never ceases to amaze me, but I think it’s time for a change of scenery. I want to take the skills that I have acquired as a Cal Poly journalism major/photographer and apply them in Spain. @rooster_gnn would you agree? #rgnnmadrid” says Tabata.
Congrats, Julissa Ramirez (@loudmouthjulie) from @rutgersu on your 500 Euro scholarship for our Travel Journalism & Photography Internship & Mentoring Program in CUBA! “So grateful that I get the opportunity to travel through Cuba and learn more about what I am so passionate about. Ready to pack my bags and be inspired!!! #rgnncuba” writes Julissa. // Scholarships powered by FACTHOUS (http://facthous.agency)
Regram of the scholarship application by Rebekah Singleton (@beksingle1) who graduated from @utarlington for our Madrid Journalism Internship & Mentoring Program. “My goal is to do things that scare me with the challenge to do more with my life. So excited to explore the exceptional culture and landscape of Spain this summer with this internship in Madrid! Thank you for this scholarship opportunity! @ROOSTERGNN #rgnnmadrid” she writes.
Regram of the scholarship application by Gina Agnew(@ginaswagnew) from @officialuom for our Cuba Journalism Internship & Mentoring Program. (Scholarship entry) SO excited to be accepted on to the @rooster_gnn Travel and Photojournalism internship in Cuba this year Your girl has goals to achieve- let adventure begin! ✈️ writes Gina.
Regram @lucyburnhams from @uncchapelhill who just received one of our 500 Euro scholarships for our Travel Journalism & Photography Internship & Mentoring Program in Cuba this July 2017. “Can’t wait to spend two weeks of my summer exploring all that Cuba has to offer and creating something inspiring out of it #rgnncuba” says Lucy.
Congratulations, Laura Zornosa @laurnosa from @medillschool on your 500 Euro scholarship for our Travel Journalism & Photography Internship & Mentoring Program in CUBA! “This mural took forever to find, but “the pursuit of a good story is always worth the trouble it takes to track it down.” Can’t wait to keep exploring global love & vibrant colors all the way to Havana! #rgnncuba” writes Laura. Thank you, FACTHOUS (http://facthous.agency) for being our benefactor and providing scholarships for young journalists!