Journalism Scholarships Offered To Seniors

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The Arizona Press Women are awarding two college scholarships to students interested in pursuing a career in journalism.

The APW encourages students in rural towns to apply.

The deadline to submit an application is April 21; the checks will be presented on May 4, 2013 at the APW state convention in Scottsdale.

Arizona high school students, planning to study journalism at an Arizona university or community college in the fall of 2013, are invited to apply for two $500 Arizona Press Women Memorial Journalism Scholarships.

Arizona Press Women, a statewide organization of professional communicators, established the annual $500 scholarship honoring the memory of Betty Latty-Hurlburt, a notable Phoenix journalist who passed away in 1997. This year an additional $500 scholarship has been added — the June Payne Memorial Scholarship — by Arizona Press Women Anthology “Skirting Traditions” and the NFPW Education Fund.

Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who intend to major in journalism at an accredited Arizona university or community college. Requirements include filling out an application, a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, two published writing samples and a one-page letter or essay from the student that describes his/her background and the reasons he/she wants to pursue a career in journalism.

Applications and further instructions are available at www.arizonapresswomen.com or by contacting the scholarship chair Joan Westlake at (480) 968-8902 or jkwestlake@ aol.com. Contact the local Arizona Press Women chapter at (928) 468-9269 for more information.

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