Western Kentucky University

Scholarships & Grants

Financial Assistance

 

Several departmental scholarships are available for students pursuing a major in the School of Journalism & Broadcasting who show academic achievement and financial need.

Application deadlines are usually in February, March or April for the upcoming school year.

Loans, university scholarships and part-time jobs are described in the Western Kentucky University Bulletin. Students may apply for these general scholarships as well.

Information about general university scholarships can be obtained on-line at http://www.wku.edu/financialaid/  or by writing:

Director of Admissions
117 Potter Hall
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #11020
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101

Information about financial aid and loans can be obtained from:

Director of Financial Aid
317 Potter Hall
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY 42101-3576

 

 

 

School of Journalism & Broadcasting

Scholarships

Charles M. Anderson Public Broadcasting Fellowship in radio news & television production

Fellows will gain an in-depth exposure to the professional environment of Western's Public Broadcasting, working side-by-side with some of the best broadcast professionals in the nation.

Fellows will be enrolled in BCOM 491 Internship -- a 3 credit hour course -- in either the fall 2014 semester or the spring 2015 semester. The Fellowship will pay the tuition for the course (in-state rate) and pay an hourly wage for the 240 hours of work necessary to meet the course requirements, plus a cash stipend.  For application and deadlines contact: David Brinkley at
WKYU-TV24 (270) 745-2400

Eligibility requirements: Minimum overall 3.2 G.P.A. and 18 hours completed in their major in the School of Journalism & Broadcasting. Submit a current resume, an application narrative, portfolio of relevant work, and 3 letters of recommendation. A FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed for the 2014-15 academic year and on file at WKU.

A practical exam of demonstrated professional skills may be requested.

Click Here for Fellowship Application

 

Summer Internship Tuition Scholarship

Multiple awards to offset tuition related to a summer internship. Student must be an admitted  SJ&B major with at least a 2.5 GPA and junior or senior status.  Student must have secured an employer commitment upon submission of the scholarship application and must enroll in a SJ&B summer internship course: BCOM 369, 491, JOUR 448, 458, or 491.    

DEADLINE: April 15, 2014

Click here for Summer Internship Application

 

Virginia Wood Davis Scholarship

One award to a journalistically promising incoming freshman with financial need. Renewable

through senior year if at least 2.5 grade-point average is maintained and recipient continues

to pursue major in the School of Journalism & Broadcasting; $1,400.

Incoming Student Application

College Heights Herald Scholarship

Six per year for freshmen planning to major in news/editorial, advertising or photojournalism.

Awarded based upon scholarship, leadership, involvement in high school or university

publications, demonstration of aptitude and attitude, work on student publications; $350 each.

Incoming Student Application

Frank Sutherland SPJ Journalism Scholarship

One award for a SPJ member that is a sophomore, junior or senior in the advertising,

broadcasting, news/editorial or photojournalism major. Awarded based on demonstrated

professional aptitude, participation in journalism activities, scholarship, character and need; $900.

Complete the WKU Student Application, be sure to list the name of the scholarship you are applying for.

Bob Adams Journalism Scholarship

One award to news/editorial, advertising or photojournalism major. Awarded based on

scholarship, leadership, involvement, demonstration of aptitude and attitude and work on

student publications. $850

Complete the WKU Student Application, be sure to list the name of the scholarship you are applying for.

W.T. and Ella Morris Davis Scholarship

Two awards to news/editorial majors interested in community news journalism.

Preference given to students from Lyon, Hopkins or Caldwell counties in Kentucky; $1500.

Complete the WKU Student Application, be sure to list the name of the scholarship you are applying for.

Brian Armstrong Journalism Scholarship

One award to news/editorial, advertising or photojournalism major. Awarded based on

scholarship, leadership, involvement, demonstration of aptitude and attitude; $500.

Complete the WKU Student Application, be sure to list the name of the scholarship you

are applying for.

Thomas R. Curran Journalism Scholarship

Three awards to junior or senior news/editorial majors. Awarded to students exhibiting

outstanding promise as reporters. $3500

Complete the WKU Student Application, be sure to list the name of the scholarship you

are applying for.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Scholarship

Freshmen planning to major in news/editorial, photojournalism or advertising.

Awarded based upon scholarship, leadership, involvement, demonstration of aptitude and attitude; $600.

Incoming Student Application

Larry Coffey Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., Journalism Scholarships

Two a year for sophomore, junior or senior news/editorial, photojournalism or advertising

majors. Awarded based upon demonstrated professional aptitude, participation in journalism

activities, scholarship, character and need; $600.

Complete the WKU Student Application, be sure to list the name of the scholarship you are applying for.

Frances Richards Journalism Scholarships

One for a news/editorial, advertising or photojournalism major. Awarded based upon

scholarship, leadership, involvement and demonstrated aptitude and attitude and work

on student publications; $1200.

Complete the WKU Student Application, be sure to list the name of the scholarship you are applying for.

Joseph A. Dear Memorial Scholarships

Eleven awards for minority students in advertising, broadcasting, news/editorial and

photojournalism majors based on scholarship, leadership and involvement in publications,

aptitude and attitude; $1000 each.

Complete the WKU Student Application, be sure to list the name of the scholarship you are applying for.

John B. and Clarence M. Gaines Scholarship

One award for upper-class advertising major. Awarded based on scholarship, advertising

activities and professional growth; $1500. The award is for the purpose of recognizing and

assisting deserving Western Kentucky University students majoring in Advertising within the

School of Journalism & Broadcasting. Financial need should be considered as well as

motivation and potential for professional growth. Application forms will be available in the

spring semester at the SJ&B main office in MMTH 216. Decisions will be made in the summer.

The University will notify recipients before the fall semester.  Contact Professor Cliff Shaluta for more information.

Kerrie Stewart Memorial Scholarship

One award for an advertising major. Awarded based on scholarship, advertising activities

professional growth, citizenship and other commendable characteristics that marked the life

of Kerrie Stewart; $200.

Application forms will be available in the spring semester at the SJ&B main office MMTH 216.

Decisions will be made in the summer. The University will notify recipients before the fall semester. 

Contact Professor Cliff Shaluta for more information.

Carl C. "Pat" Jordan Scholarship

One award for an advertising major. Awarded based on creativity in any area of advertising,

scholarship, advertising activities and potential for professional growth; $125.

Application forms will be available in the spring semester at the SJ&B main office in MMTH 216. 

Contact Professor Cliff Shaluta for more information.  Decisions will be made in the summer.

The University will notify recipients before the fall semester.

Sara Thompson Scholarship

One award for upper-class public relations major/PRSSA member. Awarded based on character,

leadership, scholarship and professional development; $1,000.  Nominated and selected by faculty. 

No application needed.

Robert G. Cochran Scholarship

One award for public relations majors/PRSSA members. Awarded based on character, leadership,

scholarship and professional development; $500.  

Complete the WKU Student Application, be sure to list the name of the scholarship you are applying for.

PRSA/PRSSA Bluegrass-Alumni Scholarship

One award for public relations majors/PRSSA members. Awarded based on character,

leadership, scholarship and professional development; $160.  Not available for the 2012-13 academic year.

Carroll F. Knicely Journalism Scholarship

One award for senior news/editorial major Awarded to a student exhibiting outstanding promise; $1000.

Complete the WKU Student Application, be sure to list the name of the scholarship you are applying for.

David B. Whitaker Scholarship

One award for a junior advertising, news/editorial, or photojournalism major. Awarded based on

scholarship, leadership, involvement, demonstration of aptitude and attitude and work on student

publications; $1000.

Complete the WKU Student Application, be sure to list the name of the scholarship you are applying for.

Kodak Professional Photography Scholarship

One award for a photojournalism major. Awarded based on professional ability, scholarship and leadership;

$1,000 depending on endowment earnings.

Complete the WKU Student Application, be sure to list the name of the scholarship you are applying for.

Lynn Saunders Scholarship

Based on endowment earnings, one award for photojournalism majors. Awarded based on professional

ability, scholarship, and leadership.  Application materials required: portfolio, resume and 500-word

essay on what photojournalism means to you. Contact for more information: James Kenney

Complete the WKU Student Application, be sure to list the name of the scholarship you are applying for.

Bob Proctor Scholarship in Broadcasting

Award for a full-time senior broadcasting major. Awarded based on personal qualities of character, integrity,

dependability, industriousness and human compassion, which produce leaders and merit the honor of the

award. $1,200 (the selection committee reserves the right to divide the award between qualified applicants)

Applicants must complete a scholarship application prior to the academic year for which the individual is

applying. Applications are due February 24, 2015. The Broadcast faculty will make the selection.

The recommendation will be forwarded to the University Scholarship Committee. Notification of the award

will be in the form of a letter from the University Scholarship Committee. Applications may be obtained online or in the SJ&B office,

MMTH-216.  Click here for application.

Charles M. Anderson Scholarship in Communication and Technology

One award for a full-time sophomore, junior or senior broadcasting major with an emphasis in television/film

production or broadcast journalism. Awarded based on the personal qualities of character, integrity,

dependability, industriousness, and human compassion which produce leaders and merit the honor of the award.

Financial need is to be a consideration. Applications are due February 24, 2015. $1,000. The broadcast faculty

committee of the whole reviews applications. The review committee may also request an interview. Notification

of the award will be in the form of a letter from the University Scholarship Committee. Applications may be obtained online or in the

SJ&B office, MMTH-216.  Click here for application.

The Julian and Betty Goodman Scholarship

Award for full-time broadcast communication or mass communication majors pursuing a career in broadcast

news and public affairs with at least a 3.0 GPA and junior status at the time applications are due.

Award based on evidence of academic success, potential in leadership, possession of the personal

qualities of character, integrity, concern for others, and citizenship. $2,500

Procedures for Application:

Applications may be obtained online or in the SJ&B office, MMTH-216. Applications are due February 24, 2015.

Click here for application.

All applications must be typed, double spaced, and must include an essay on why the student is deserving of the scholarship.

Procedures for Selection and Administration of Award:

The broadcast faculty committee of the whole reviews applications. The faculty review committee may also

request an interview. The committee reserves the right to divide the award between qualified applicants.

Notification of the award will be in the form of a letter from the University Scholarship Committee.

O'Neill – Locken Scholarship in Film Studies   Applications are due March 6, 2014

click here for application

Recipients must be full-time students at Western Kentucky University

Recipients must be pursuing a major in Film or a minor in Film Studies

Recipients must be graduating in May of 2015 or later

Recipients must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Financial need is to be an important consideration.

Materials should be delivered to:         Dr. Ted Hovet
                                                            Department of English
                                                            Cherry Hall 110c
                                                            Western Kentucky University
                                                            1906 College Heights Blvd.
                                                            Bowling Green, KY 42101
 

 


 

External Scholarships & Fellowships

 

ScanDigital Photography Scholarship  

$ 1,000 For A Successful Young Entrepreneur     Click here for Application and deadlines

This scholarship was started to encourage students who have a passion for photography to further explore and improve their photography skills. Photography has been a significant part of the world for hundreds of years and its impact is apparent in many aspects of society. Photographers are needed among various industries, and are always in demand. If you are interested in becoming the next great contribution to the photography world we want to support you. We would like to recognize your unique talent and academic success by awarding you with the ScanDigital Photography Scholarship.

 

International Radio & Television Society Foundation, Inc.

Summer Fellowship Program

Application

When: typically early June to early August

Where: New York , New York

Application Deadline: Check the IRTS website for current deadlines, typically in November

The Summer Fellowship Program, the most notable student out-reach effort of IRTS, teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an expense-paid fellowship, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Each year college juniors, seniors and graduate students are selected nationwide to participate in the nine-week Summer Fellowship Program.

The Program begins with an extensive one-week orientation to broadcasting, cable, advertising, and interactive media. Fellows have a rare opportunity to question industry professionals at panels, lectures, and group discussions. They also take related field trips and learn career planning, networking and interviewing skills by attending industry social functions.

Following this first week, Fellows gain full-time "real world" experience at New York-based media corporations to which each is assigned for the duration of the nine-week Fellowship. Fellows are then able to reinforce or redefine specific career goals before settling into a permanent job in the electronic media industry.

COST:

Travel, housing and living allowance included.

 

International Radio & Television Society Foundation, Inc.

Broadcast Sales Associate Program

Application

When: typically early June to early August

Where: New York , New York

Application Deadline: Check the IRTS website for current deadlines, typically in January

Devoted to increasing diversity in the media and entertainment industry, the International Radio & Television Society Foundation seeks outstanding minority students in their senior year or graduate school to participate in a nine-week summer sales training program. Sales Associates have an exclusive opportunity to participate in a sales training program traditionally reserved for actual station group employees.

Held in tandem with the prestigious IRTS Summer Fellowship Program, the Broadcast Sales Associate Program is a diversity initiative designed to give graduating seniors a jumpstart on the television and radio management track.

The Program includes the one-week Summer Fellowship Program orientation to the media and entertainment business, followed by an eight-week internship experience in the sales division of a network stations group, which includes the customized sales training so highly regarded in our business. It is the perfect opportunity for outstanding new graduates of color to gain immediate access to a sector of our business that typically requires more experience to enter.

The Broadcast Sales Associate Program was initiated by IRTS Chairman, Tom Kane, President and CEO of CBS Television Stations Group. According to Kane, “In order to achieve true diversity in our business, we must get more minorities into management, and sales continues to be the favored track to get there.”

Because the majority of colleges and universities do not offer courses in broadcast sales, previous experience in broadcast sales is not necessary.

COST:

Travel, housing and living allowance included.

The Kentucky Broadcasters Association - Harry Barfield Scholarship

http://www.kba.org/Services/Scholarships.aspx

General Information: This is the 21st year for the Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA) Harry Barfield Scholarship Awards Program. This spring, the KBA will award up to four (4) college and university students across Kentucky a $2,500 scholarship award for the 2014-15 academic year.

Policy, Guidelines, and Eligibility: The scholarship application process is open to college and university students across the Commonwealth who attend institutions in Kentucky and whose primary residence is in Kentucky, and who are majoring in broadcasting/telecommunications and have demonstrated a sincere interest in pursuing a career in broadcasting. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is desired, although exceptional extracurricular activities and the faculty recommendation are also considered in the evaluation process. Preference will be given to rising juniors (current sophomores). The scholarship is renewable for a second year, provided criteria continue to be met and the student remains in good academic standing at his or her institution.

KBA Scholarship Program

c/o: Carl Nathe, Chair
104 Mathews Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0047

THE JAMES ALAN COX FOUNDATION

FOR STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHERS
Mission Statement:

Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photographers aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation’s mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need.

Type of Awards:
  • Five (5) Digital Cameras will be awarded to five (5) high school students.
  • Five (5) $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to five (5) college or technical school students. Four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography.

Focus of work and entries: photojournalism. Scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work “tells a story”. This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.) Jim Cox, who was a television photojournalist in Phoenix, always “told a story” through his work, whether it was in video or still photography.

Scholarship applications must be submitted between July 15 and October 15

Find Application Requirements and Forms at:

http://www.jamesalancoxfoundation.org/application.php

  

External Scholarships & Fellowships for Racial Minorities

Asian American Journalists Association Scholarship awards.

Scholarships from $250 to $2,000 will be awarded to students pursuing careers in print, photojournalism or broadcast journalism. Applicants may be high school seniors or college students attending accredited institutions. Graduate students are welcome to apply. Awards are based on involvement or interest in the Asian American community, scholastic achievement, journalistic ability, a desire to pursue a news media career and financial need. Applications must be postmarked by April 15.

For information and applications write:

AAJA Scholarship Awards Committee
1765 Sutter St.
Room 1000
San Francisco, Calif. 94115
(415) 346-2051.

Asian American Journalists Association Fellowships.

Designed to enable AAJA members to attend mid-career short-term advanced journalism training and advanced skills development programs, these fellowships can be used to defray tuition, travel, food, lodging and other related program costs. News organizations of the recipients must grant them a leave of absence to attend the program. Each fellowship must be used within 12 months of the date it is awarded. Applications will be reviewed quarterly- January, April, July and October. Grants will be awarded contingent upon proof of registration at, or acceptance to, the training program.

For information write:

AAJA
1765 Sutter St.
Room 1000
San Francisco, Calif. 94115
(415) 346-2051.

Chips Quinn Scholars Program.

The Chips Quinn Scholars Program offers training, paid internships and $1,600 awards to college students or recent graduates of color who are pursuing careers in daily newspaper journalism. College juniors, seniors or graduates within the past year with majors or career goals in newspapers are eligible. The program begins with a four-day orientation program followed by a 10- or 12-week paid internship at a participating newspaper. For more information, please visit our site at:

http://www.chipsquinn.org/apply/index.aspx

Investigative Reporters and Editors Minority Conference Scholarships.

For minority professional journalists or student journalists who wish to attend IRE's annual conference. Applicants must show financial need, racial and ethnic diversity, ability and experience. Scholarship covers IRE conference expenses, transportation, hotel and conference registration fee. Applications available between Jan. 1 and March 1 from:

IRE
100 Neff Hall
School of Journalism
University of Missouri
Columbia, Mo. 65211
(314) 882-2042 FAX (314) 882-5431.

Application deadline is March 15.

Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship.

Twenty to 30 scholarships are awarded by the California Chicano News Media Association to Latino college students majoring in any field, but who must be able to prove a sincere interest in pursuing a career in journalism or mass communication. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, community awareness, scholastic achievement and commitment to a journalism career.

For information, write:

California Chicano News Media Association
School of Journalism
University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, Calif. 90007.
(213) 743-7158.

$250-$2,000 each.

Knight-Ridder Scholarship Program for Minorities.

Four $5,000 scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who attend high school in an area served by Knight-Ridder. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years based on a student's academic performance and includes a summer internship at a Knight-Ridder newspaper. Interested high school students should contact their school counselor or journalism teacher during the first semester of their senior year for application information.

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Ethnic Minority Student.

A $2,500 scholarship offered by United Methodist Communications awarded to a junior or senior minority student who intends to pursue a career in religious communications. Scholarship is to be used for undergraduate study in communications at an accredited institution of higher education. Applications available in the fall; deadline for application is Feb. 15.

For information contact:

United Methodist Communications
Suite 1901
475 Riverside Drive
New York, N.Y. 10115.

MALDEF Communications Scholarship Fund.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) provides financial support to Latino students enrolled in graduate or professional degree programs in communications, including print and broadcast journalism or electronic communications, as well as students attending law school specializing in communications or entertainment law. Among the scholarships is the Ruben Salazar Scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate involvement with, and commitment to serve the Latino community; show financial need; and provide proof of academic achievement and potential for completion of a graduate or law degree. Applicants attend the school of their choice. For an application form and application requirements write to:

MALDEF
Communications Scholarship Program
634 S. Spring St.
11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014-1974
call 213-629-2512 ext. 109; Fax 213-629-3120.

National Association of Black Journalists Scholarship.

For college undergraduate and graduate students. (Applicants must have completed at least one full semester of college to be eligible.) For information on the $2,500 award, contact:

NABJ
11600 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, Va. 22091.

National Association of Black Journalists Scholarship for High School Students.

Two four-year sustaining scholarships will be awarded to students graduating from high school who plan to pursue careers in journalism. Recipients must s how proof of enrollment and maintain a 2.5 GPA to renew the scholarship. Students may attend the school of their choice. For information, write:

NABJ
11600 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, Va. 22091.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists Scholarships.

Several $1,000 scholarships are awarded each academic year to students interested in pursuing careers in the media. Scholarships are open to high school seniors, and college juniors, seniors and graduate students. Applicants are judged on financial need, scholastic achievement, journalism ability and commitment to the field. Deadline for is Jan. 1. To request application forms, students must write to NAHJ in the fall at:

National Press Building
Suite 1193
Washington, D.C. 20045.

Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

National Press Club Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship.

Open to all minority high school seniors who have maintained a 2.75 GPA and are planning to pursue a career in journalism. The $2,500 grant may be used at the college of the recipient's choice and is renewable for up to four years if a 2.5 GPA is maintained. To apply, students must send an application and a one-page essay on why he/she wants to pursue a journalism career. For an application, write to:

Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship
National Press Club
529 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20045
202-662-7599.

Application deadline is Feb. 1.

National Newspaper Publishers Association Grants.

Provides information and helps administer grants for minority college students pursuing journalism careers. Several grants valued at $2,000 each are awarded annually. For information write:

Chairman
NNPA Scholarship Committee
3200 13th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 588-8764.

Native American Journalists Association Scholarships.

Two $2,500 scholarships awarded to Native American students pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism and four $2,000 scholarships awarded to Native American students studying print or photojournalism. Applicants must send a cover letter containing name, address, phone number, parents' name, applicant's college plans, year in school, major, and statement of plans after college; proof of tribal enrollment; official transcripts; one recommendation from academic adviser, counselor or professional familiar with applicant's background; samples of work. Applications due March 31. Send materials to:

Native American Journalists Association
1433 E. Franklin Ave.
Suite 11
Minneapolis, Minn. 55404
(612) 874-8833.

Newspaper Association of America Foundation Minority Fellowship Program.

Funds to pay for travel, lodging and training fees will be provided to minority newspaper employees or members of journalism faculties to attend newspaper-related training conferences and seminars. Fellowships are awarded twice a year-June and December. Approximately 30 fellows are selected each year. Students are not usually eligible though occasional exceptions are made for graduate students with some professional experience. Potential candidates who wish to nominate themselves, or newspapers and journalism school administrators who wish to nominate someone else, should write to:

NAA Foundation
11600 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, Va. 22091
(703) 648-1053.

Thomson Fellowships.

Thomson newspapers offers one-year working fellowships for recent college or university graduates who plan to pursue a career in print journalism. Two of the three fellowships are available to members of racial or ethnic minority groups in the United States. Fellows are assigned to the editorial staff of daily newspapers where training and evaluation are provided. Upon completion of the fellowships, fellows are assisted in finding a full-time position with Thomson Newspapers. However, fellows are not required to work for a newspaper in the group. Fellowships carry a $20,000 stipend; the company pays moving expenses. Application deadline is May 1. For information, write:

Jim Jennings, Senior Vice President
Human Resources and Industrial Relations
Thomson Newspapers
One Station Place
Stamford, Conn. 06902
(203) 425-2520; FAX (203) 425-2516.

The SNPA Minority Internship Program

The Purpose:

The Southern Newspaper Publishers Association will award $2,500 each to three of its member newspapers for the purpose of establishing summer internships for students who are racial minorities. The full $2,500 is to be used to pay an intern for a nine-week period beginning in June.

Candidates for the minority internship program should have completed their sophomore year in college by the spring quarter, and should be potential candidates for full-time employment at the newspaper following graduation from an accredited college or university.

The purpose of the SNPA Internship Program is to work with SNPA newspapers to develop and retain more minority newspaper employees in every department.

Eligibility:

Candidates must be nominated by an SNPA member newspaper. They should have completed at least their sophomore year at an accredited college or university. Preference will be given to those minority candidates who intend to pursue a career at a newspaper, although they do not have to be journalism majors. The selection committee also will evaluate financial need and grade point average.

The Program:

Three SNPA newspapers will be selected by members of the SNPA Diversity Committee to receive $2,500 each to cover the salary of an intern for a nine-week period. All funds are to be used for the salary. Any expenses over and above the $2,500 are to be incurred by the newspaper. The newspaper may determine how many hours the student is to work each week for no more than nine weeks.

The selection will be based upon the information provided in applications submitted by the newspaper and the student. If the candidate has already been working for the newspaper, clips and letters of reference may be attached and will be considered in the selection process.

Application Process:

Completed application forms and a letter of recommendation from the nominating newspaper publisher must be submitted to the SNPA office by March 6. Applications are NOT accepted directly from students or colleges.

THE AL MUAMMAR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR JOURNALISM

Four scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded annually by the Arab American Institute Foundation to selected students of Arab descent who are committed to a career in journalism. Applicants must have a grade-point average of at least 3.30. Academic achievement , financial need, and community service will be considered. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than February 15. Awardees will be notified in April. For more information, contact Scholarship Administrator Valerie Smith at (202) 429-9210 or vsmith@aaiusa.org. For copies of this form visit: http://www.aaiusa.org/pages/scholarships/

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