Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Journalism scholarships for Washington state students

Four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to "undergraduate students majoring in journalism or communications at two-year or four-year colleges in the state of Washington. Awards are for the 2009-2010 school year."

The scholarships are funded by the Western Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

To apply, send the following in a single packet so that it is postmarked by March 28, 2009:
  1. A letter of application, including a succinct answer to the question: “Why have you have chosen a journalism career and what do you hope to accomplish after college?” (500 words maximum, please type.)
  2. A copy of your resume, including current address, e-mail, phone number, what year of college you are in, your major, what year you plan to graduate and your hometown.
  3. A letter of recommendation (i.e., from a college professor or a work supervisor). Enclose in a separate envelope in your packet. Please have the person writing the letter of recommendation include her or his phone and e-mail contacts.
  4. An official transcript of all your college credits.
  5. No more than three work samples (clips, audio or video).
Mail materials to: Sharon Salyer, The Herald, Box 930, Everett, WA 98203, ATTN: SPJ Scholarships.

Location: Seattle, Washington

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