The Blade Foundation supports fellowships each year focused on educating and supporting the next generation of LGBTQ journalists. Fellowships typically run for 12 weeks May thru August and come with a $2,000 stipend.
The Steve Elkins Memorial Fellowship covers issues of interest to the LGBTQ community of Delaware for 12 weeks during the summer months. Stories include coverage of legislative and political issues out of Dover; LGBTQ business issues in Wilmington; the summer beach season in Rehoboth and more. Stories are published in the Washington Blade and Los Angeles online and print editions.
Founded in 2018, The Steve Elkins Memorial Fellowship is named in honor of Steve Elkins, a journalist and co-founder of the CAMP Rehoboth LGBT community center. Elkins served as editor of Letters from CAMP Rehoboth in Delaware for many years as well as executive director of the center before his passing in March of 2018.