I am writing to ask you to help support The Herald's Financial Aid Initiative through our 2011 Annual Appeal. This initiative began in 2005, thanks to a large donation by a generousHerald alum. The program provides a  stipend of up to $1,000 per semester for Heraldstaffers whose on-campus employment or work study would otherwise prevent them from working at The Herald

According to Brown's Office of Financial Aid, 43 percent of Brown Students are employed on-campus for an average of 8-10 hours per week. The only way to keep talented and eager students at The Herald is through our Financial Aid Initiative. These confidential stipends enable all students to work at The Herald despite their financial background. 

The Financial Aid program has helped over 40 students work at The Herald so far. However, our funds to date are not enough to sustain the needs of students working at The Herald for the upcoming year.  Without your help, we cannot keep this valuable program running.Donate now to The Herald Financial Aid Initiative.

The Brown Daily Herald, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and all gifts to The Herald are tax deductible.

Here's what past recipients have to say about the program:

“The Herald Financial Assistance Program helped me pursue my passion for journalism in earnest, without having to consider the tradeoffs of another job versus my own growth as a writer and a thinker. Throughout college I worked several jobs to afford the opportunity to attend, and the program allowed me to fulfill those responsibilities while joining in the vibrancy of the Herald community to the fullest extent. In short, thanks. —Arthur Matuszewski '07, Post Associate Editor 

“For me, the math was pretty simple. I wanted to take on a larger role at The Herald, but I couldn't afford to give up my student job.  The Herald's financial assistance program gave me the breathing room to become more involved with campus journalism. Working at The Herald was one of the most rewarding and educational opportunities I have ever had. Without the help of the paper's alums and the financial assistance program, I would not have been able to have the wonderful experiences that I did.” —Ross Frazier '09, Editor-in-chief

Read more about about how the Financial Aid program helps Brown students.

Update from the Newsroom

This semester, The Herald has welcomed numerous new writers, photographers, copy editors, designers, bloggers and business staffers to our offices at 195 Angell Street. New staffers have already played a role in The Herald's coverage of:

Over at Blog Daily Herald, our bloggers have been keeping students apprised of what to do on campus, what events are giving out free food, and what's going on in the larger Providence community with Cup o' (Pro)Jo

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Help us meet our goal: $10,000 by year-end