The Department of Journalism at California State University, Northridge announces the availability of ten scholarships to CSUN Journalism or Mass Communication students. Applicants do not need to be enrolled in fall 2011 unless otherwise stated.
Deadline: April 14, 2011
Deliver application to Manzanita Hall Room 210 by 4 p.m.
Steven Fishman Scholarship-$250: This award is given in memory of Steven Fishman, a CSUN journalism graduate who died of cancer. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating student who has shown strength in broadcast sports, news or other programming and needs financial assistance to get started in a broadcasting career.
Chevron Outstanding Public Relations Student Award-$600: This scholarship recognizes the best public relations effort during summer or fall 2010 or spring 2011. applicants will be judged on a two-page essay and portfolio obtaining samples of public relations presentations in a class or during an internship. The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.
Hearst Outstanding Broadcast News and In-Depth Reporting Award-$600: This award recognizes the best broadcasting reporting of hard news stories during summer or fall 2010 or spring 2011 in any of the journalism department broadcast news media-KCSN News, Valley View or On Point. The competition is to open to all undergraduate or graduate students.
Agness Underwood Outstanding Print Reporting Award-$600: This award recognizes the best reporting from summer or fall 2010 or spring 2011 in any of the journalism department print news media. The competition is open to all graduate and undergraduate students.
Outstanding Photojournalism Student Scholarship – $250: This scholarship recognizes the best photojournalism during summer or fall 2010 or spring 2011 in the Department of Journalism. Selection will be based on portfolio and financial need. The competition is open to juniors and seniors.
Journalism Alumni Association Scholarship- $500: This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior with an interest in a career in journalism or a journalism-related field. Applicants must submit a brief essay detailing their professional and personal goals and how studying journalism will help achieve these goals. Applicants must have at least 12 units remaining at the end of spring 2011 semester and enroll at CSUN in fall 2011.
Joann Desantis Advocacy Award- $250: This award will be presented to a CSUN journalism major who has worked to improve the lives of others through volunteerism. Students may be nominated by someone or apply themselves. Applicants need not be enrolled in fall 2011.
Flip Wilson Memorial Scholarship- $22,931: The scholarship can be used for tuition, room, board, books and fees for a student’s senior school year. Applicants must be at least a junior, have at least a 3.0 GPA and submit a 2,500-3,000 word critical essay about Flip Wilson’s contributions to comedy or television. Applicants must be enrolled in fall 2011 and spring 2012.
Michael Emery Memorial Scholarship- $500: This scholarship will awarded to a graduate student studying journalism history, international news media or mass media criticism, three areas of special interest to Prof. Emery.
(Five) National Notary Association Scholarship $500: These scholarships will be awarded to junior journalism majors who demonstrate academic merit and financial need. Applicants must have at least a 3.2 GPA and have spent a semester working in journalism or a related field. Applicants must be enrolled in fall 2011.
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