Contact: Lynn Stewart,Centenary
Shreveport Journalism Foundation to Offer Two $1,000 Scholarships
for College Seniors who are Journalism or Public Relations Majors; Application
Deadline is Jan. 25
SHREVEPORT, LA -- The Shreveport Journalism Foundation is seeking applicants
for the two $1,000 scholarships it gives annually in memory of veteran
journalists Orland Dodson and Kerry Garland.
The scholarships are available to college students who are majoring
in journalism or public relations and whose family residence is in the
following Northwest Louisiana parishes: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne,
DeSoto, Jackson, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River or Webster.
Interested students should submit an application form signed by their
faculty adviser along with a 250-word essay on "Why I Want to Pursue a
Career in Journalism/Public Relations." If a college or university
does not offer a degree in journalism or public relations, a communications
major is acceptable.
Applicants must be college seniors in December and have a cumulative
grade-point average of 2.5 over all and 3.0 in their major. The scholarships
are awarded each year at the Shreveport Journalism Foundation's annual
benefit event or banquet.
Applications are available by calling Lynn Stewart, SJF board member,
at 318-869-5120 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed
applications, with faculty adviser signatures, are due to John Lee, SJF
vice president, at NewsRadio 710 KEEL, 6341 Westport Ave., Shreveport,
LA 71129, no later than Jan. 25.
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