Society of Professional Journalists San Antonio Chapter 2013 Scholarship Application

 

The Society of Professional Journalists San Antonio chapter is giving out several scholarships this year to eligible college journalism students – and we want YOU to apply.

 

SO WHO’S ELIGIBLE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP?

* Applicants must attend a San Antonio/South Texas college/university OR have a permanent residence in the San Antonio/South Texas region, which includes San Antonio, Seguin, New Braunfels and San Marcos. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please contact the scholarship coordinator.

*Applicants must be a mass communications/journalism major or else have a demonstrated interest in journalism through work samples.

*Applicants must be enrolled in college full-time (12-hour course load or more per semester) during the entire 2013-2014 academic year.  

*The immediate families of SPJ San Antonio members are not eligible for consideration.

REQUIRED PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Full name

Address

Cell Phone number with area code

Home phone number with area code (If you have one)  

E-mail address (required)  

Social Security Number (required)  

Current college/university

College the applicant will attend during the 2013-14 academic year

Graduation date or number of college credits completed by June 2013  

 

SPECIALITY – CHOOSE ONE:

___ Print journalism

___ Broadcast -Television

___ Broadcast - Radio

___ Visual Arts/Multimedia -Photojournalism, Graphic Design, Web Site Design (Choose at least one)  

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

___One-Page Resume – Include education, work history, internships, awards, other scholarships, and any journalistic or communications work. A second page with references is optional but appreciated.

___Autobiography – Limited to 500 words, please explain why you want to pursue journalism and how scholarship money will help you in that pursuit.

___Two Letters of Recommendation  Letters must be printed on letterhead and be submitted from individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s journalistic or academic work. Letters from family members will not be considered.

___Unofficial transcripts – Include transcripts from each college or university you have attended unless grades from previous school(s) appear on current transcript.

___Financial Aid Information  Complete name, address, phone number and email address of Financial Aid Office contact at your college.  

 

REQUIRED WORK SAMPLES:

___  Print – Print Journalism — Two writing samples. Published work is preferred but journalism class work may be considered. Please send us PDFs of the work. Hard copies accepted but not preferred.  

___ Broadcast TV –  Script and five-minute maximum TV news story, written or produced by the applicant. Music videos will not be considered. We prefer samples be uploaded to an online video site like YouTube, or sent to us in a format we can download. DVD’s accepted but not preferred.

___  Broadcast Radio – Script and audio story, five minutes maximum, written or produced by the applicant. We prefer samples in an MP3 or similar format. CDs accepted but are not preferred. Online links to work will be accepted.

___ Visual Arts – Two samples of photographs, graphic design, multimedia or Website design. Website links or electronic files may be provided. DVDs or CDs accepted but aren’t preferred.

If online access to any of these work samples is password-protected, provide a User ID and password so judges can access the material.

 

DEADLINE: Applications must be emailed or postmarked by MARCH 15, 2013. Scholarship winners will be publicly announced at the SPJ Region 8 Conference in San Antonio May 3-4; recipients will be notified by mid to late April.

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS:

We highly encourage applicants to send all or most materials electronically, to satxspj@gmail.com. Indicate SPJ Scholarship in the subject line. Materials that can’t be sent electronically can be mailed in one envelope to:

Vianna Davila - SPJ San Antonio 2013 Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 2171

San Antonio, TX 78297-2171

 

Please indicate if you are submitting materials both by email and via regular mail.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications become the property of SPJ.

Questions? Contact Scholarship Committee Coordinator Vianna Davila at viannarisa@gmail.com or satxspj@gmail.com.