Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Journalism Scholarship from Syracuse Press Club

This just in from the Syracuse Press Club:

The Syracuse Press Club is pleased to announce its annual DeVesty-Williams Scholarship. This scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be awarded to one, full-time undergraduate student majoring in print or broadcast journalism. The student must also be a permanent resident of one of the following counties in the Syracuse Press Club service area: Onondaga, Madison, Cortland, Cayuga, Oswego, Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Lewis, Herkimer, Oneida, Otsego, Delaware, Chenango, Broome, Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins, Wayne, Seneca, Schuyler and Yates. A student’s college residence is not considered the permanent residence. All students who fit the above criteria are encouraged to apply.

The recipient of this award will be selected based on academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities and/or work experience, a personal statement, two work samples and two letters of reference.

The recipient will be invited as our honored guest and will receive the award at the Syracuse Press Club Awards Dinner, which will take place on Saturday, May 17 at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center.

Application Instructions:

1. On a separate sheet, provide your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, college attending, major field of study, extracurricular activities and/or work experience -OR- submit a resume which includes this information.

2. Attach a copy of your most recent college transcript.

3. Provide a one-page personal statement: Why did you choose journalism as your area of study? What role do you feel journalism will play in your future?

4. Enclose two work samples (print or broadcast quality, and/or photographs).

5. Provide two letters of reference. These may be from professors, employers, intern sponsors or others who can attest to your qualifications and achievements.

6. Send your application materials to Beth Goldberg, SPC Scholarship Committee, 4621 Pewter Lane, Manlius, NY 13104.

Your application must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, March 28. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered by the Scholarship Committee.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call (315) 243-3507 or e-mail: bng01@health.state.ny.us


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