Journalism Students Can Apply for Rhode Island PBS Scholarship Fund

Aspiring journalists and communications majors can earn up to $15,000 toward their college education.


Rhode Island PBS and the Rhode Island Foundation announced their new scholarship program which awards aspiring journalists and communications majors up to $15,000 toward their college education. The newly-established Rhode Island PBS Scholarship Fund is open to high school seniors who are planning to attend an accredited four-year post-secondary institution or students who are already enrolled in a four-year post-secondary institution at which they will or already major in broadcast, communications and/or journalism.

With the price tag of college education being so high, this is a great opportunity to slash some of the cost. The application process is just a few simple steps and the criteria can be easily met. By April 6, 2018 at 5 p.m., the student must have completed the online application form accompanied by all required paperwork to be considered for this scholarship.

A recent high school or college transcript must be provided to show the student’s academic success and potential. A financial aid worksheet must be filled out to give the selection committee an idea of the need of the student. Students must also provide a detailed history of work, community service and extracurricular activities. Since the committee selecting the recipients of the scholarship wants to make sure that they award a student with a promising future, a recommendation letter written by a teacher or professional in the business must accurately reflect the student’s potential. Lastly, since this scholarship is only available to residents of Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., proof of residency must be submitted.

If you have a future Pulitzer Prize-winner at home about to enter college, make sure you let them know about this scholarship. This $15,000 prize can be renewed to support them through all four years of school.



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