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Scholarships 101: How to make your application stand out in the crowd
Spring is scholarship season: With more than $30,000 in National Press Club scholarships available this year, how can students help their applications stand out?

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute for a behind-the-scenes discussion on what scholarship judges say makes — or breaks — an applicant’s chances of earning one of five National Press Club scholarships. This year’s deadlines are fast approaching, with the first round due Feb. 15.

During this virtual session, scholarship judges will share tips to help them develop strong essay responses, select and submit their work samples, and prepare their applications. We’ll also leave plenty of time for questions about the scholarships, application process, and eligibility.

2023 National Press Club scholarships include:

The Scholarship for Journalism Diversity Honoring Julie Schoo is a $5,000 scholarship awarded to a high school senior. The award can be renewed for up to three years at $5,000 per year.

The Richard G. Zimmerman Scholarship is a one-time scholarship of $5,000 to support a high school senior who wishes to pursue a career in journalism.

The Wes Vernon Broadcast Scholarship, established in 2021, supports diversity within the field of broadcast journalism. The scholarship is $5,000 per year awarded to a student who demonstrates a commitment to a career in broadcast journalism. The award can be renewed up to three years.

The Dennis and Shirley Feldman Fellowship recognizes a student pursuing graduate studies in journalism with a one-time stipend of $5,000 to help defray tuition costs. The deadline for this fellowship is April 15, 2023.

The Lewis Scholarship, established in 2022, supports a student journalist of color interning in Washington, D.C., by providing free housing and a monthly stipend for the duration of their journalism internship.

Feb 1, 2023 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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