Scholarships

 

PRINT JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIPS

Helen Verba* Award

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

Deadline for applications: Feb. 14, 2021

This scholarship is open to high school seniors and college and university students attending any accredited U.S. college or university. To be considered, applicants must plan on entering a career in print or digital journalism and be from or living in Colorado.

Applications must include:
• A concise cover letter that may include a statement of financial need and that explains how
the applicant intends to use the scholarship.
• An essay (no more than 500 words) illustrating the applicant’s writing abilities and plans for a career in journalism.
• The names and contact information for three references.
• A current resume.

Applications must be postmarked or received at the email address below by Feb. 14, 2021.

Scholarship recipients will be notified in the spring and will be invited to attend an awards banquet in Denver. The scholarship money will be paid to the student’s institution. All award amounts will be decided by the SPJ Scholarship Committee.

Email completed applications to Doug Bell at dgoal@aol.com.

Or snail-mail them to:
Doug Bell, Colorado SPJ Pro Scholarship Committee
1237 S. Lincoln St.
Denver, CO 80210

*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.

Questions? Contact Doug Bell, 303-949-3264

BROADCAST JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP

Sheldon Peterson* Award

Broadcast journalism scholarship (up to $2,000) sponsored by the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

Deadline for applications: Feb. 14, 2021

This scholarship is open to high school seniors and college and university students attending any accredited U.S. college or university. To be considered, applicants must plan on entering a career in broadcast journalism and be from or living in Colorado.

Applications must include:
• A concise cover letter that may include a statement of financial need. The letter should
explain how the applicant intends to use the scholarship.
• An essay (no more than 500 words) that illustrates the applicant’s writing abilities and plans for a career in broadcast journalism.
• The names and contact information for three references.
• A current resume.

Applications must be postmarked or received at the email address below by Feb. 14, 2021.

Scholarship recipients will be notified in the spring and will be invited to an awards banquet in Denver. The scholarship money will be paid to the student’s institution. All award amounts will be decided by the SPJ scholarship committee.

Email completed applications to Doug Bell at: dgoal@aol.com.

Or snail-mail them to:
Doug Bell, Colorado SPJ Pro Scholarship Committee
1237 S. Lincoln St.
Denver, CO 80210

*Sheldon Peterson was an assistant general manager/public affairs director of KMGH-TV in Denver. Peterson moved to Denver in 1938 to become a reporter for The Denver Post. He left Denver briefly to work in Chicago, but returned in 1947 to become news director at KLZ. In 1970, he joined KMGH. Peterson was the Denver Press Club’s Communicator of the Year in 1986. He was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Sigma Delta Chi.

Questions? Contact Doug Bell at 303-949-3264

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