2020 Scholarship Essay Competition

Valley of the Sun SPJ $500 Scholarship to Be Presented in December 2020

The Valley of the Sun Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) offers a $500
scholarship for the spring term beginning January 2021. The scholarship is open to all community college and university students in Arizona, undergraduate or graduate, studying journalism, mass communication or a related field.
Applicants must submit an essay, between 300 and 500 words, exploring the following
“In 2020 we’ve seen numerous instances of working journalists who find themselves in danger both at home and abroad. What can journalists and news organizations do to keep journalists safe in these turbulent times? Where possible, what should institutions such as cities and their police agencies do to lessen the danger to reporters?”
Applicants also must provide a cover letter (no more than two pages) detailing the student’s current school enrollment, area of interest in the field (broadcast, print, online, etc.), what
career path they would like to pursue after graduation, and what personal goals they would like to achieve as a professional journalist/communicator. Applicants also may indicate financial need, and whether they are working part — time or receiving other financial assistance via student loans, grants, etc.
Deadline for submission: Must be received by Friday, Nov. 6, 2020
Preferred submission method: Email Tim.Eigo@staff.azbar.org
(including attachments is OK)
Or mail your submission to:
Tim Eigo
Arizona Attorney Magazine
4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266
Questions? Contact SPJ-Phoenix President Tim Eigo at Tim.Eigo@staff.azbar.org

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