Every year the Rhode Island Press Association (RIPA) awards a $1,000 scholarship to an outstanding high school or college student who is preparing for a career in print journalism. Interested students should send a letter of nomination from a high school or college official or instructor detailing the student’s accomplishments, a cover letter, résumé, and samples of work, including newspaper stories, classroom assignments or any other supporting material.
Nominees must be residents of Rhode Island, attending or accepted to any four-year college or university or nonresidents enrolled at a Rhode Island college or university who are entering the 2023-24 academic year as full-time undergraduate and graduate students. Students need not be majoring in journalism to be eligible. Judges are looking for academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in print journalism, such as work on school or community newspapers.
Send applications to Lynne Tungett, Newport This Week, publisher/editor, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A panel of editors and journalists will judge the nominations. Applications must be received by Friday, March 15, 2024.
RIPA will award the scholarship at its annual banquet, held May 10, 2024 at the Quonsett “O” Club, North Kingstown. The scholarship money is paid directly to the student.
About The Rhode Island Press Association
The Rhode Island Press Association is a nonprofit organization that promotes the interests of newspapers and other publications, and advances journalism standards and educational opportunities in Rhode Island since 1886. RIPressAssociation.org/Scholarships
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