There are scholarships for travel writers.
There are scholarships for travel photographers.
And finally, thanks in part to Matador member Craig Martin, there’s a scholarship for travel podcasters!
While the ultimate goal of the scholarship is to help the winner develop podcasting skills that will result in the production and launch of a five minute podcast documentary, the scholarship is especially sweet because it will offer the winner the opportunity to participate in a community building project on the ground in Guatemala.
The winning applicant will have airfare, vaccinations, visas, a homestay, and meals covered. Bonus goodies include a handheld digital recorder the winner will be able to keep after the trip, as well as mentoring from ABC Australia’s Tim Latham, a radio journalist.
For full details of the scholarship and instructions for applying, visit this site.
And kudos to Craig for living the Matador vision: using travel as a means of building community. That’s what it’s all about.