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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