Education Assistance Grants to Strengthen Media Reporting on Montana Jobs and Economy

 The Greater Montana Foundation offers education assistance grants to individual Montana news media professionals and journalism students to strengthen their ability to report more effectively on issues of jobs and the economy.

The $500 per person grants are for any course related to these issues, whether on-line or in-person, at any of the state’s post-secondary institutions. A recent media survey undertaken by GMF indicated that jobs and the economy are the top concern for Montanans, said Chair Dr. Bill Whitsitt.

“It is our goal to respond to this concern by providing financial assistance to working journalists and journalism students to improve their knowledge and skills.”

The grants are being publicized again at this time so that working journalists, journalist students and others in related fields can plan to apply in advance of the Summer and Fall 2017 semesters. Information and application packets are available at the Greater Montana Foundation’s website,

GMF also awards grants, including documentaries, political debates, topical news and public affairs programming, videos and webinars. GMF funds training for future broadcasters and internships at radio and TV stations awarded through the state’s university system.

Founded by pioneer broadcaster Ed Craney in 1958, the Greater Montana Foundation’s mission is to encourage communication, with an emphasis on electronic media, on issues, trends and values of importance to present and future generations of Montanans.


Contact: Sidney Armstrong                                    William Whitsitt GMF

Executive Director                                                      GMF Board Chair

406-443-5693                                                             406-309-0890

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