NEWS FROM THE SHREVEPORT JOURNALISM FOUNDATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (8/23/04)
Shreveport Journalism Foundation to Offer Two $1,000 Scholarships for College Seniors who are Journalism, Public Relations or Communications Majors; Application Deadline is Oct. 15
SHREVEPORT, LA —The Shreveport Journalism Foundation is seeking applicants for the two $1,000 scholarships it gives annually in memory of the late veteran journalists Orland Dodson and Kerry Garland.
The scholarships are available to college students who are majoring in journalism, public relations or communications and whose family residence or college 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." Applicants must be college juniors or seniors by 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 scholarship dinner.
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 Oct. 15.
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