Rhode Island Press Association Seeking Entries for Its $1000 College Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding Rhode Island high school senior or college student who is preparing for a career in journalism
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Do you know a local budding journalist? If so, tell them to get their pen ready: the Rhode Island Press Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and advancing journalism interests, standards and educational opportunities in Rhode Island, is currently seeking applications for its annual $1,000 scholarship. Each year, this award is bestowed upon an outstanding Rhode Island high school senior or college student who is preparing for a career in journalism. It’s important to note, however, that the applicant does not necessarily need to be majoring in journalism in order to be eligible. Rather, the Press Association’s judges look for and focus on academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in journalism, such as experience working with a school or community newspaper. Nominees must, though, be residents of Rhode Island and either attending or accepted to any college or university who are entering the 2023-24 academic year. Full-time graduate students are also eligible. The scholarship money will be paid directly to the student.

To apply, those interested will also need a letter of nomination from a high school or college official or instructor detailing the student’s accomplishments, cover letter, resume and samples of work via links or attachments (examples may include newspaper stories, classroom assignments or any other supporting material). The letters should be sent to Elyse Major, editor in chief at Providence Media, via email at at elyse@providenceonline.com by Friday, March 24, 2023. A panel of judges and journalists will review the nominations to select an honoree, and the the Rhode Island Press Association will award the scholarship at its annual banquet on Friday, April 28, 2023. For more information, please visit ripressassociation.org. Good luck to all those who apply!