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SPJ Student Scholarships – EXTENDED

The Western Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has decided to extend the deadline for student scholarships to April 17, 2015! This year we also increased scholarship amounts. The chapter is awarding two scholarships for $3,500 to undergraduate students majoring in journalism or communications at two-year or four-year colleges in the state of Washington. Awards are for the 2015-2016 school year.

We are also offering the June Anderson Almquist Memorial Scholarship for $2,500 – this one is being offered to female undergraduate students in Washington who are majoring in journalism at the University of Washington.

Additionally, we are offering a fourth scholarship that will be at least $1,500 and at maximum $3,000. The total amount for this final award will be determined at the SPJ Awards Gala held in June.

The NEW deadline is April 17, 2015.

Applicants have to e-mail the following to

1. A personal essay answering the question, “Why have you chosen a journalism career and what do you hope to accomplish after college?”

2. A copy of your resume. Please include current contact information (mailing address, email and phone number). Also include what year of college you are in, your major and what year you expect to graduate.

3. Three work samples – these can be PDFs of print stories or links to online stories or multimedia (photography, audio or video).

4. Additionally, send an official transcript of all your college credit to:

Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington Pro Chapter
ATTN: SPJ Scholarships
P.O. Box 30111
Seattle, WA 98113

Note: Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.

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