Scholarship info posted! (verba)


Professional Chapter


2013 Helen Verba* Award

Print journalism scholarships (up to $2,000 each) sponsored by the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

Deadline forverbascholarship2013: Jan. 31, 2013

Eligible applicants include freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors from Colorado who are studying print journalism at any U.S. college or university.

Applications consist of:

  • A cover letter (may include a statement of financial need), including a Colorado home address
  • An essay (no more than 500 words) designed to illustrate the applicant’s writing abilities and plans for a career in journalism
  • Three clips of stories/articles published in a school or professional publication
  • The names and contact information for three references

Applications must be postmarked or received at the email address below by Jan. 31, 2013.

The scholarship will be announced at an awards banquet in April 2013 in Denver. Winners will be invited to attend the banquet.

Send completed applications to:

Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado Pro Chapter

Attn: Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 100201

Denver CO 80250

OR email applications to:

*Helen Verba was a devoted member of Sigma Delta Chi (now known as the Society of Professional Journalists) throughout her life. She worked at The Denver Post from 1951 until her retirement in 1978. She joined The Post in its radio TV department, worked on the society desk and became club editor in 1971. Before joining The Post staff, Verba worked for a Denver advertising agency and wrote and produced radio shows for the information department at the University of Colorado.

For scholarship information, contact Leticia Steffen, 719-549-2873