Thursday, April 8, 2010

Journalism scholarship for Florida students

Florida high school seniors and college students can apply for a $2,000 scholarship to study journalism.

The Barbara L. Frye Scholarship is granted on the basis of merit, dedication to a journalism career and demonstrated aptitude for print, broadcast or online journalism.inspiring talented young people to pursue careers in journalism.

The deadline to apply is June 15. Click here for application.

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Broadcast journalism scholarship for Maryland students

College students and graduating high school seniors in Maryland can apply for scholarships up to $3,000 to study broadcast journalism.

The deadline to apply for the WJZ-TV Jerry Turner Broadcast Scholarship is April 1. Click here for more info and an application.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Elmira, N.Y. newspaper seeks paid H.S. interns

The Elmira (N.Y.) Star-Gazette, a 25,500-circulation daily newspaper near the New York-Pennsylvania border, is offering paid internships this summer to high school juniors and seniors.

"The successful candidates will receive hands-on experience in the field of journalism and be paid for their work thanks to a $2,000 grant provided by the Tripp Foundation," the announcement states.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume (including references) and at least two writing samples (schoolwork is acceptable). The cover letter should state the applicant's perspective on the evolving role of a community newspaper.

Applicants also must have a valid driver's license and auto insurance.

The deadline to apply is Friday. The internship begins in early July and ends before school resumes, or when the candidates must report to college.

Click here for more info.

Elmira, New York

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Guam newspaper seeks H.S. journalists

The Pacific Daily News, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper in Guam, seeks high school students to write for its teen section VIBE.

"Students selected for the program will undergo basic journalism training throughout the summer," the ad states. "During the yearlong internship program, VIBE interns interview other teens and write stories about teen-related news, issues, events, features and trends. Stories appear in the weekly VIBE section in Monday's Pacific Daily News, online at and in the quarterly teen magazine, VIBE Extreme."

Incoming freshman through seniors are eligible, and 14 students will be selected. Deadline to turn in application packages is June 5. Click here for more info on how to apply.

Location: Hagatna, Guam

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Journalism scholarship for W. Texas students

A $2,000 scholarship is available for both a high school senior and a college student who are interested in journalism careers and live in areas served by West Texas Press Association member newspapers.

For more info and to download an application, click here. Deadline for the Bob Craig Memorial Scholarships is June 19.

Location: Texas

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Journalism scholarship for S. Florida students

The Miami Heat is awarding a $2,500 to a South Florida high school senior who plans to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.

Apply by April 4 for the Dr. Jack Ramsay Scholarship. Download an application online.

Location: Miami, Florida

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Free journalism camp in Illinois

Aspiring journalism students can apply for an all-expense-paid, two-week camp July 5 to 18 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

"Participants will hear practical advice from seasoned professionals, intern briefly at a newspaper and then put their experience to work writing and producing a newspaper," the announcement states.

Covered expenses include housing, meals, tuition, field trips and, if necessary, transportation to the camp.

Students must have completed their sophomore year in high school, write a 500-word essay and submit writing samples and letters of recommendation.

Deadline to apply is May 4. More information and an application can be found online at, or contact Sally Turner at The camp is sponsored by the Illinois Press Foundation and the Sun-Times Media Group.

Location: Charleston, Illinois

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Binghamton area students

Graduating high school seniors from the Greater Binghamton area who planning to become journalists can apply for a $500 scholarship.

The David Rossie Journalism Scholarship is offered by the Press & Sun-Bulletin. Deadline is April 15. For more info or an application, contact Jan Lesko at (607) 798-1112.

Location: Binghamton, New York

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Journalism scholarship for NW Missouri residents

A $500 scholarship is available for current and prospective journalism students from Northwest Missouri.

Both graduating high school seniors and current college students are eligible for the scholarship, which is being offered by the Northwest Missouri Press Association.

For more info or to get an application, contact Atchison County Mail Publisher W.C. Farmer at (660) 744-6245.

Location: Rock Port, Missouri

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Michigan students

Michigan high school seniors with "a demonstrated ability" in journalism, visual arts or other fields, can apply for college scholarships from the Detroit News.

But hurry, the deadline to apply is tomorrow, March 13. Download an application online.

Location: Detroit, Michigan

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

$5K journalism scholarship for Jersey students

Seniors attending northern Jersey high schools can apply for a scholarship worth up to $5,000 to study journalism in college. But you'll need to really hustle because the deadline is today, March 11 (just found out about this).

Only students from high schools in Plainfield, North Plainfield, South Plainfield, Warren Watchung, Edison, Scotch Plains and Fanwood are eligible. The location of the applicant's high school, not the applicant's residence, is the qualifying factor.

For more info about the Adele deLeeuw Scholarships, contact scholarship administrator Sally Young at (732) 381- 6269.

Location: New Jersey

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Indiana H.S. students

High school seniors in Indiana can apply for a $1,000 scholarship to study journalism in college.

To be eligible, applicants must have at least a 3.0 G.P.A., must be graduating in 2009 and must intend to pursue a career in journalism. The scholarship is funded by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation.

Apply by April 1. Download an application online.

Location: Indiana

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Free H.S. journalism teaching program

A free two-week intensive journalism training program is being offered this summer for high school teachers.

The Reynolds High School Journalism Institute offers programs around the country that will enable teachers to help students start a campus newspaper or improve an existing paper, as well as enhance their teaching in journalism, English, social studies and civics.

"Instruction is based on the core tenets of journalism and the skills needed to produce a top-notch scholastic publication, on paper or online," the program's website states. "Topics include: reporting, writing, editing, photojournalism, layout and design, opinion pages, journalistic credibility ethics and responsibilities, the future of daily newspapers and business-side skills. First Amendment matters, privacy and the state of scholastic press freedoms are also key topics."

The Institute pays for air transportation, lodging, meals, cost of instruction, and continuing education credit hours (at the discretion of the university) for participants. Additional benefits include: memberships to scholastic journalism associations, subscriptions to journalism magazines and the beginnings of a journalism library.

Locations and dates will be: Arizona State University, Tempe, June 14-26; Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, July 5-17; University of Nevada, Reno, July 12-24; University of Missouri, Columbia July 12-24; University of Texas at Austin, July 19-31.

Apply by March 2. Download an application online.

Location: United States

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Journalism scholarships for Kansas students

Ten $500 scholarships are being offered to high school seniors and college freshman in Kansas who are majoring in journalism, communications or political science.

The scholarships are being sponsored by the Kansas County Clerks and Election Officials' Association, the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office and Voters News Service.

Deadline to apply is April 3. Applications may be downloaded online.

Location: Kansas

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Journalism scholarships for Bay Area students

$10,000 in scholarships is available for high school and college students who live in or attend school in the Bay Area. You don’t have to be a journalism or mass communications major, but you must demonstrate serious intent to pursue a journalism career through strong work samples.

"Students are generally selected based on their journalistic ability (as demonstrated by their published work), commitment to journalism, sensitivity to Asian Pacific American issues, financial need and scholastic achievement," according to the Asian American Journalists Association -- San Francisco Chapter, which funds the scholarships.

Apply by March 31. Download an application online. For more info, e-mail Katherine Tam at or Pia Sarkar at

Location: San Francisco, California

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Journalism scholarships for Illinois H.S. students

High school seniors in Norther Illinois who plan to study journalism in college can apply for scholarships up to $2,400.

"The scholarship awards will be presented to high school seniors who demonstrate the standards of honesty, integrity, attention to detail, hard work, creativity, and an understanding and commitment to quality community journalism," according to the announcement. "Students may be editors, writers, photographers, managers, marketing or advertising representatives or graphic designers at high school newspapers or professional news publications."

Winners will receive cash scholarships from the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association, a plaque and announcement of the award in the NINA print and online newsletters.

Students must attend high school within the northern Illinois region. The primary counties include Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Henry, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, McHenry, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, Will and Winnebago.

Applications must be postmarked no later than March 13. Download an application online.

Location: Illinois

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Scholarships & grants for Adirondack region residents

Journalists and students from the Adirondack region can apply for scholarships and grants worth up to $2,000.

Scholarships totaling $12,000 will be awarded to graduating high school students and college students studying journalism from the Tri-Lakes and Watertown area. Consideration also will be given to professional journalists interested in continuing education or appropriate projects. Grants presently range from $500 to $2,000.

The awards are funded by the Adirondack Community Trust. Deadlines vary. Applications can be downloaded at, or contact scholarship coordinator Andrea Grout at (518) 523-9904 or by e-mail at

Watertown, New York

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Maine H.S. senior

High school students from the Portland, Maine region who are interested in journalism can apply for a $1,500 scholarship.

WMTW-TV 8 The 2009 Bob Elliott Journalism Scholarship, funded by WMTW-TV 8 in Maine, is a one-time award to a graduating high school senior within the station's viewing area who plans to major in journalism, communications or a related area of study.

Deadline is March 24. Download an application online.

Portland, Maine

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

$5,000 journalism scholarship for H.S. senior

A new $5,000 scholarship is being offered by the National Press Club to a high school senior who wants to pursue a career in journalism.

The Richard G. Zimmerman Scholarship is open to all high school seniors, regardless of gender or race. Applicants must have a 3.0 grade average and plan to attend college this year.

Application deadline is March 1. Download an application online.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Idahoans

A $1,500 journalism scholarship is available for graduates of Idaho high schools who have completed at least one year of college.

The Don Watkins Memorial Scholarship, funded by the Idaho Press Club, is for students either majoring in journalism or communications, or working for a college or professional media outlet in addition to their studies. The scholarship money is paid directly to the student’s college or university, to cover student fees, tuition or other expenses.

To apply, students should submit a one-page resume listing their related work experience; an essay of up to 500 words explaining their interest in a journalism or communications career; a copy of their college transcripts through the 2008 fall semester, including grade-point average; and samples of their journalistic work. Print journalists must submit copies of five articles or photographs; radio or television candidates are asked to submit a recording of up to three of their best news stories, up to a maximum length of 15 minutes.

Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 15, 2009 and sent to: Idaho Press Club, Don Watkins Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 2221, Boise ID 83701-2221.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Texas H.S. seniors

The North and East Texas Press Association will award two $1,500 journalism scholarships this spring to "college-bound graduating high school seniors and actively enrolled college students from the NETPA region pursuing an education in print journalism."

Applications must be postmarked by March 7. Applications can be downloaded from the NETPA website. Mail completed applications to Randy Keck, The Community New, Box 1031, Aledo, TX 76008.

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Awards for reporting on disadvantaged

January 30th is the deadline to apply for the annual Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards.

They honor "the outstanding reporting of the lives and strife of disadvantaged people throughout the world. Known as the "Poor People's Pulitzers" within the press arena, these award recipients have brought to light issues spanning from child abuse and juvenile crime to discriminatory banking practices and prejudice against AIDS victims."

Prizes are awarded to high school, college, professional and international journalists for in print, radio, TV, photography and editorial cartoons.

For more information on submitting for the RFK Journalism Awards click here or contact Simone Greggs at (202) 463-7575, ext. 234 or

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

$1,500 prizes for college and high school journalists

The Newspaper Guild awards a $500 prize for a high school student and a $1,500 prize for a college student in recognition of "reporting that promotes issues of importance to working people and that contributes to the pursuit of justice and fairness." The deadline for the David S. Barr Awards is the last Friday of January.

-Mark Grabowski

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

H.S. journalism contest on safe driving

The Allstate Foundation is offering a $3,500 cash prize to high school students for writing an article about smart driving and having it published in their school paper.

"High school journalists can use their skills to make a difference and create awareness about the No. 1 killer of teens: car crashes," the contest advertisement states.

Deadline for submissions is March 6, 2009.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

High school journalism camp @ Yale

Connecticut high school students can apply for a free week-long summer journalism program at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

The Yale Daily News Summer Journalism Program is run entirely by undergraduate staff members of the Yale Daily News. During the week, high school students participate in workshops on the fundamentals of reporting and writing, attend lectures by guest speakers from major national publications, and work hands-on reporting a story. The week culminates with the production of an issue of the Yale Daily News.

The free program is limited to Connecticut residents and is geared toward those with writing or journalism experience, but any Connecticut high school student with an interest in journalism, writing or photography may apply. The program will be held August 17 through August 22, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. There is no housing available in New Haven, and students are expected to return home each evening.

Applications are due in mid-May. For questions, e-mail Bharat Ayyar at or call Editor-in-Chief Andrew Mangino at (973) 432-2765. To apply, click here.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

So. Cal. paper seeks interns for holidays

The Hesperia Star, a 20,000 weekly newspaper in California's Mojave Desert, is offering internships during the Christmas break for students with an interest in journalism.

"Interns must be at least 16 years old and should have a demonstrated interest in journalism," according to the newspaper. "High school and college-level journalism students are particularly encouraged. Interns perform a variety of newsroom tasks to assist reporters, photographers and editors. Internships are tailored to the intern's area of interest."

To apply, send a résumé and cover letter outlining your interest in journalism to News Internship, Attn: Editor, 17045 Main St., Hesperia CA 92345 or send an email to

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Free high school journalism camp @ Princeton U.

Economically-disadvantaged high school juniors can learn about journalism at a free 10-day summer camp at Princeton University in New Jersey.

During the eight years the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program has been in existence, students have been taught by journalists from the New York Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald, New Republic and The New Yorker.

Past student activities have included covering the Yankees, Mets, Jets and Liberty games and holding a press conference with New Jersey's secretary of state. They've also met with Princeton University's president and dean of admissions. They've received counseling on their college applications from the university's staff, which consists of Princeton University alumni and undergraduates; and they've publish their own newspaper.

To be eligible for the program, students must meet the following qualifications:
- They must currently be juniors in high school.
- They must live in the continental United States.
- They must have at least an unweighted 3.5 grade point average (out of 4.0).
- They must have an interest in journalism.
- The combined income of their custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, must not exceed $45,000.

The program is in early August. Applications are due by January 23, 2009. All application materials—as well as additional information about the program—are available at For more information, e-mail

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Journalism scholarship for Virgina H.S. senior

The Intermarkets-Lucido Journalism Scholarship provides $5,000 to "an outstanding Virginia graduating high school senior who will be majoring in journalism and who promotes and understands the importance of non-biased journalism in the United States media."

The application is due April 30th.

-Mark Grabowski

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