Contact: Lynn Stewart,Centenary News Service

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  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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