JEA, NSPA and the San Francisco local committee will provide up to 50 need-based registration scholarships for San Francisco-area students. Scholarship recipients will receive free registration and a convention T-shirt, and will be invited to a reception. Funding for these scholarships is being sponsored by Walsworth Publishing Co.
Priority will be given to students from underrepresented groups and low-income students.
To apply, students must complete the application form at the following URL:
Students will be asked to include with the online form a written explanation (300 words or less) of why they want to attend the convention and how the scholarship would help them. A letter of recommendation from the school media adviser or other school administrator (which can be attached to the form in Word, PDF or text format) should address the student’s interest in journalism as well as the student’s financial need.
Each scholarship will cover the recipient’s registration fee, but not hotel or other expenses. Students attending the convention must be accompanied by a media adviser or other responsible adult.
Any questions can be emailed to Steve O’Donoghue at firstname.lastname@example.org. Online applications must be received no later than March 21, 2013. Recipients will be notified no later than April 4.