Apply for scholarships and student journalism awards

Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 12.37.59 PMThe Press Club of Long Island will be honoring a number of student journalists from both high schools and colleges on Long Island.

There are a number of awards categories and scholarships to apply for this year. The deadline to enter is March 1, so get your entries in before it’s too late!

STUDENT JOURNALISM: Any and all student produced work in college and high school.

  • The Best College Newspaper Reporter
  • The Best College News Radio Broadcast
  • The Best College Newspaper
  • The Best High School Newspaper
  • Narrative, News Story
  • Narrative, Sports Reporting
  • Narrative, Feature Story
  • Radio, News Story
  • Radio, Sports Reporting
  • Radio, Feature Story
  • Video, News Package
  • Video, Sports Package
  • Video, Feature Package

COLLEGE JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: Recognize outstanding college journalists who either attend a Long Island college or live on Long Island but attend college elsewhere. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Nomination letters must be submitted by the student’s adviser, editor, station manager or professor that detail the candidate’s qualifications. Nominations must include three samples of the candidate’s work and a brief essay by the nominee on his/her goals in journalism.

LEARNING DISABILITY JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP: Eligibility is limited to college students or high school seniors in or entering a college journalism program having a learning disability as defined by the Learning Disabilities Association of America. Applicants must submit an essay showing how their learning disability did not dissuade them from pursuing their interest in journalism. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. A nomination letter must be submitted by the student’s adviser, editor, station manager or professor.

HANK LOGEMAN/NEWS 12 LONG ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM AWARD: In memory of UPI reporter and Mineola pressroom veteran Hank Logeman, who was an influence on many journalists throughout the years. The award is designed to support and promote high school journalism on Long Island. The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding high school journalist/broadcaster, newspaper, or radio station that does the most to promote high school journalism on Long Island. Entries must include a nomination letter. Judging will be done by representatives of News 12 Long Island and the Press Club of Long Island.


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