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13 Mar

Full-time students – sophomores, juniors and seniors – majoring in journalism, English, communications and related fields are invited to compete in the Women’s Press Club annual scholarship contest on Friday, March 21 at 9 a.m. at Point Park University. This year the students will interview JulieHera DeStefano, producer and director of “Journey to Normal,” a documentary about women returning from military service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Students will have one hour to interview Ms. DeStefano and two hours to write a feature story based on the interview. The club has up to $2,000 to award to the winners this year, with checks written directly to students to defray their tuition and other costs.

The entries will be judged by Pittsburgh journalists, and the winners will be announced prior to the club’s anniversary dinner on Saturday, April 12 at the Rivers Club, Pittsburgh. The students must be Western Pennsylvania residents or attend Western Pennsylvania colleges and universities. The contest is not limited to female students.

Jill Daly, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette health and science editor, is taking student registrations for the contest, and she can be reached at 412-263-1596 or jdaly@post-gazette.com. We encourage reservations by Wednesday, March 19 to plan accordingly.

About documentary producer and director JulieHera DeStefano

JulieHera DeStefano is producer and director of “Journey to Normal: Women of War Come Home,” a feature-length documentary about women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. She launched this project in 2009 to explore the psychological and social dynamics of their service, to follow their re-integration into civilian life and to preserve their stories. It is due for theatrical release nationwide in 2014.

JulieHera, a native of Richland, is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama and has built a career both in front of and behind the camera. She served as the managing director and producer of an award-winning off-Broadway theater company and as the business manager of a New York-based film and photography studio. Earlier in her career she performed extensively in Pittsburgh, working with the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh Playhouse and Gargaro Productions. JulieHera is profiled in the book “Legendary Locals of Pittsburgh.”

“Journey to Normal” website: http://www.journeytonormal.org/

5 Mar

Apply now for SOJ scholarships

Angela | March 5, 2014

The P.I. Reed School of Journalism invites all SOJ students to apply for scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. This is an especially exciting time at the School of Journalism as a number of new scholarships have recently been created. Interested students must complete the SOJ Scholarship Application by 4 p.m. on March 21, 2014. Completed applications will be reviewed by the SOJ Scholarship Selection Committee. As financial need is a determinant in scholarship selection, students must also submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

26 Feb

Apply now for Student Enhancement awards

Angela | February 26, 2014

The P.I. Reed School of Journalism offers a limited number of cash awards to students who have secured major-market journalism or mass communications internships or have been accepted to a major-related study abroad program in 2014. This includes all areas of emphasis – advertising, journalism (print, TVJ and VISJ), and public relations. The awards typically range from $500 to $1,000. To apply for a student enhancement award, download the application packet , complete it and return it to Eric Minor, Director of Student Careers and Opportunities, Room 104B Martin Hall. The application period closes at 5 p.m. March 21, 2014.

27 Jan

$5,000 Greek American Heritage Scholarship

Angela | January 27, 2014

$5,000 Scholarship Opportunity for Graduate and Undergraduate Journalism and Related Communications Majors of Greek American Heritage

Journalism and communications majors at the graduate and undergraduate level who are of Greek American heritage may apply for annual scholarships given in the amount of $5,000 in memory of Peter Agris, the late founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle. The non-renewable grants have been offered by the Alpha Omega Council of New England and the Agris family for the last two decades.

  • Criteria for candidates include:
  • Greek American heritage;
  • U.S. citizenship;
  • current full-time enrollment as a journalism or related communications major at the graduate or undergraduate level in an accredited college or university in the United States;
  • active participation in school, community, church organizations;
  • minimum 3.0 GPA and
  • demonstrated financial need.

Candidates may visit the scholarships’ website on Facebook ~ The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships ~ and download an application on the Alpha Omega Council’s website at www.alphaomegacouncil.com.

The following items must be returned by email to nancyasavage@gmail.com

or by mail to
The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships Committee,
c/o Nancy Agris Savage,
9 Nonesuch Drive,
Natick, MA 01760

by no later than March 1, 2014:

1) completed application;
2) current transcript;
3) required essay and
4) copies of any published articles or other professional materials that would enhance the application.

Please direct any questions to nancyasavage@gmail.com.

27 Jan

2014 Case Media Plan Competition

Angela | January 27, 2014

The Media Plan Case Competition represents the cornerstone and the entry-level for the Media Scholars Program. It challenges students to think strategically and dive into the deep-end of marketing impressions, numbers and budgets.

The Qualifying Round
The qualifying round includes a brief introduction to the basics of media planning and allows judges to determine those able to submit a competitive media plan. During this round of the competition, students may work either individually or as a team of two.

Authors of the top 30 qualification round entries will be invited to participate in the 2014 Media Plan Case Competition. Of the 30 teams, six will be chosen to compete in Washington, D.C. for the National Excellence in Media Award and $10,000 in scholarships.

Case Competition
Teams of two create a strategic media plan based on a hypothetical public policy issue. Students work with actual, real-world, data from leading national research and ratings firms to create a media plan with the most effective impressions on their target voter.

Some students may not have the knowledge or background necessary to create an in-depth strategic media plan. With that in mind we have created a step-by-step guide to participation and a suggested reading list. A 15-minute tutorial is available to registered teams upon request.

Now all students, regardless of academic interest, have the opportunity to truly engage in this challenge; and potentially reach the nation’’s capital for Media Scholars Week.

For more information available here.

2 Dec

The Walter J. Travis Society, Inc awards The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship in recognition of the remarkable accomplishments and contributions of Walter J. Travis in the game of golf. In his pioneering career, he was a champion amateur golfer, esteemed golf course architect, innovative turf grass expert, and prolific golf journalist. Travis was founder and editor of one of the most influential golf magazines of his time, The American Golfer. We encourage applicants to learn more about the man in whose honor this scholarship has been established. Go to: www.travissociety.com or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Travis

The Travis Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a career in one of the following professions: landscape design/golf course architecture; golf course turf grass management/golf course superintendent; professional golf management, club professional, or sports journalism with a special interest in golf.

In addition, as part of our effort to promote amateur golf, outstanding amateur college/university golfers are eligible for our scholarship awards, based on their competitive record as an amateur golf, and criteria listed below. Amateur golfer applicants are not restricted to any particular college program or career goal.

Applicants for The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship must be enrolled/matriculated as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited two- or four-year college/university, in a program of study that will prepare the student for a career in one of the above-mentioned professions.

The following criteria will be used in the evaluation and judging of all applicants:

• Academic record
• Involvement in golf-related interests and activities
• Career goals (Not applicable for students engaged in amateur golf)
• Extracurricular activities, including volunteer work with student/community organizations; participation in sports and community affairs; jobs held; special interests, and hobbies

A minimum of $700

Number of Awards:
up to four

Awards renewal:
Awards are renewable subject to re-application, including a letter of recommendation from at least one of the student’s professors, and evidence of maintaining a 3.00 GPA, or higher. Past-winners will be reviewed by the Scholarship Screening Panel using the same criteria applied to all other applicants.

Awards use:
This scholarship may be used for any legitimate educational expense.

Application procedures:
Candidates must complete the application form, available through: TravisSociety@yahoo.com or at http://www.travissociety.com/college-scholarship/


15 Oct

Here is an excellent opportunity for a U.S. citizen of Arab heritage. The Jack G. Shaheen 2014 Mass Communications Scholarship, worth $1,000, will be awarded to the winner of an essay contest.

Eligibility: College students who are juniors, seniors or in graduate school in the 2014-2015 academic year majoring in journalism, radio, television, and or/film.

Applicants please submit the following items to the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) Research Institute:

  • A one page statement explaining your goals and stating that: you are a U.S. citizen; you are of Arab heritage; and why you merit the scholarship.
  • Two original signed letters of recommendation from Mass Communications professors.
  • Copies of your articles, videos, films, etc. (the items will not be returned to you).
  • Official academic transcripts (minimum 3.0 GPA).
  • Permanent home address/ phone number, e-mail address, and phone number during the school year.
  • Hard copy applications only.
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

Submit all materials to:
Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship
ADC Research Institute
Attention: Mr. Nabil Mohamad, ADC Vice President
1990 M Street, NW
Suite 610
Washington, DC 20036

Deadline: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

If you have any questions, call (202) 244-2990 or e-mail organizing@ADC.org. Awards will be announced and presented in June 2014 during ADC’s National Convention in Washington, D.C.

27 Aug

The Newspaper, Advertising and Marketing Executives (NAME) Scholarship Foundation is offering a $5,000 scholarship plus a trip to the NAME annual convention. The scholarship is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who attend a school in the mid-Atlantic region and are studying advertising or marketing. Entry deadline is Friday, January 31, 2014. View complete entry materials here.

4 Jun

Annually, NABJ awards deserving students interested in pursuing a career in journalism awards of more than $30,000 in NABJ scholarships. Each scholarship is worth up to $5,000. Scholarships are open to any foreign or American born students, currently attending an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school.

To be considered and to receive a scholarship, all applicants must be a member of NABJ. The requirements make up one complete packet for this program. Students who want to apply for the program must submit four complete packets to the national office.

For more information, please visit:

10 May

Direct2TV.com is offering a $1,000 Media & Technology Blogging scholarship to a current or incoming undergraduate or graduate student
who writes and publishes a blog post describing his or her interaction with technology and how technology functions as part society in general. Recipient must be enrolled at an accredited college or university.

Applicants must publish a 300-1,000 word post on a blog, then submit their post for consideration to http://www.direct2tv.com/directv-scholarship.html.

Entries are due no later than 5 p.m. EST on June 1, 2013.

Entries will be judged based on originality, insight, writing quality and overall website authority.

The scholarship funds are provided by DirectStar TV, LLC, which owns and operates direct2tv.com, and will be made payable directly via mail to the accredited college or university designated by the recipient after July 1, 2013.

The full details can be viewed here: http://www.direct2tv.com/directv-scholarship.html.

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