Scholarship Name:

BuzzFeed, Inc. Emerging Writers

Scholarship Description:

Fellowship offered by Buzzfeed, Inc.

Award Amount:



Number of Scholarships:

Three (3) awards


Application Required:


Official Transcript Required:


References and Letter of Recommendations Required:

Two (2) letters of recommendation

Interview Required:


Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information:

1) Resume or Curriculum Vitae required; 2) Three to five (3–5) examples of cultural reporting, personal essays, features, or books from contemporary writers who have had an impact on applicant’s work; 3) Statement of Purpose (3–5 pages in length) required; 4) Statement of Purpose should be entered where the application asks for “Cover Letter.” Applicants should explain, in detail, the following:

  • If given this opportunity, what are 2–3 story ideas you are passionate about pursuing? The fellowship will focus on personal essays, cultural criticism, and reported essays usually under 4,000 words, and pitches should reflect this mix.

  • Why should you be the writer to pursue these stories? And what are the stakes of these stories being told, or not?

  • What are your long-term career ambitions?

5) Three to five (3-5) articles or essays applicant believes is representative of their best work – work from unpublished manuscripts is acceptable – required (may be linked directly or submitted as attachments).


o Recipients notified NLT late-January 2018.

o Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and cannot currently be enrolled in school.

o The fellowship is four (4) months long and will begin on March 5, 2018 and terminate on June 29, 2018.




 Four (4)  months


Nationwide (US)

Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):

Online application

Additional Applicant Requirements:


Category (Select all that apply):

Major/Field of Study

Web Site:

Point of Contact:

Buzzfeed, Inc.
111 E. 18th Street
13th Floor
New York, New York 10003



                      December 4, 2017 (receipt date)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).