Colorado Press Association College Journalism/Media Studies Scholarship

The Denver Foundation

Colorado Press Association Scholarship - College Students was established by the Colorado Press Association. The scholarship provides a $2,500 funds to support students in pursuing journalism/media. The program is open to students who will be a full-time junior or senior (minimum 12 credits/semester) at a four-year Colorado college or university.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    The applicants must be a college junior or senior.
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • Other Academic Requirements:
    The applicant must be a full-time student.
  • College:
    The applicant must be attending college at a four-year Colorado college or university.
  • Major/Career:
    The student applicant must have declared a major in journalism or a media related field (e.g. multimedia, technical journalism, documentary filmmaking, media studies, mass communications, etc.).
  • Miscellaneous:
    The awardee must be planning to begin a journalism or media career after graduation.

Application Details

  • Judging Criteria:
    ecipients will be selected to receive a scholarship through a competitive process based on academic achievement (33%), the quality of writing or other samples of work submitted with the application (33%), and the applicants commitment, motivation, and a potential for success in the field (33%).
  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Essay:
    Describe why you selected your major and how you hope to use what you have learned in the future.Which news event in 2015 was the most interesting to you? If you had been assigned to cover this story, how would you have approached it?Tell us a few of the most important things you learned this year through your classes and your work experience in the field.How did you learn about this scholarship opportunity?
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Reference Request (Optional): Please request a reference from an academic professor or faculty advisor in your field. If you have held an internship in the field, you are encouraged to ask your supervisor to submit a recommendation on your behalf. This process is initiated by you, the applicant, from within the online application. You are responsible for ensuring that your reference completes this request prior to the scholarship application deadline. Insert the name and email address of your reference into the fields provided. Immediately when you save your application, a secure link with specific reference questions will be sent to your reference. This needs to be done in ADVANCE of submitting your application. The deadline for references is the same as your scholarship application deadline.
  • Portfolio/Work Samples:
    Provide three samples of your best work. For written or published work, please use a Word document or PDF format. For photographs, please use a JPEG format. If you would like to provide video samples, please upload a file with a link to your work on YouTube or a similar video-hosting website.Include a list of all samples submitted. For each sample, detail and identify your work (e.g. with a newspaper article, you may be responsible for the copy and headline, but not the layout or photography).

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