Medill JR/MOTH Grant

The fund supplements students involved in a journalism residency program. Funding cannot offset the cost of more than one apartment, entertainment expenses, gym memberships or to help in the case of lost or stolen goods or services. This also cannot replace non-work-study income students earn in a typical quarter.

Students going on JR or MOTH are eligible to apply for funding three weeks prior to the start of their JR/MOTH quarter. Funds are not dispersed until after residency has started. Students may apply anytime during their residency/MOTH, up until the final work/class day.

Decisions are made by the Student Experience Fund Committee. The committee begins considering requests 3 weeks prior to the beginning of the quarter. Students will be notified within seven business days of their request.

For questions or concerns, please contact:

Lucas Williams
Program Coordinator, Student Affairs | Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

Supplemental Questions
  1. First and Last Name
  2. Northwestern Email Address:
  3. Student ID Number:
  4. Best phone number to contact you:
  5. Please select which funding you are applying for:
  6. Why have you chosen to apply for this opportunity?
  7. State the specific amount you are requesting. Please describe any unique circumstances the committee should consider regarding your request for funding.
  8. Create a cost of living form reflecting your adjusted cost of living for your quarter away from campus. To do this, you will need to download and fill out this Budget for your Quarter Away from Campus form. Use this cost of living website to determine the cost of living percentage. Once you've added the cost of living and your JR pay, attach the final excel sheet. The cost of living difference on your completed excel sheet does not guarantee any specific funding but is used in the process.
  9. Upload a lease or other proof of rent payment outside of Evanston below. This can be a formal lease document, a sublease, an AirBnB receipt, or proof of payment to a landlord in a specific dollar amount. If you have questions about what might be acceptable documentation, please contact Lucas Williams:
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