Whether it’s teenagers digging into a long-forgotten promise or a high school paper uncovering discrepancies in their principal’s credentials, students that learn how to use public records can punch well above their weight class in accountability and transparency.
With our new Student Journalist FOIA Grant, MuckRock wants to help.
Grantees will get a free MuckRock organization account for their student newspaper or other student organization dedicated to transparency, three hours of free consulting time on FOIA requests and projects, $200 to go to requests fees and help with crowdfunding, as well as a chance to get their work in front of hundreds of thousands of other FOIA fans around the world.
Applying is simple: Just fill out the form below by September 22nd. Any U.S.-based student organization is eligible. Our staff will select up to six total grantees: Three from high schools and three from colleges and other post-secondary educational programs.
If you’re not in high school or college but know a budding transparency warrior, please pass this page along, or considering supporting this effort with a donation. MuckRock is a 501c3 non-profit.
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