Call for Entries for the Rhode Island Press Association $1,000 College Scholarship


PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (March 10, 2021) – The Rhode Island Press Association is seeking applications for its annual $1,000 scholarship, which is awarded to an outstanding college student who is preparing for a career in print journalism.

Applications must be received by Friday, April 30, 2021. Students need not be majoring in journalism to be eligible. Instead, judges are looking for academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in print journalism, such as work on school or community newspapers.

Nominees must be residents of Rhode Island attending any four-year college or university or nonresidents enrolled at a Rhode Island college or university who are entering the 2020-21 academic year as juniors, seniors or full-time graduate students. The scholarship money is paid directly to the student.

Interested students should send a letter of nomination from a college official or instructor detailing the student’s accomplishments, cover letter, resumé and samples of work, including newspaper stories, classroom assignments or any other supporting material, to Elyse Major, editor in chief, Providence Media, via email at by Friday, April 30, 2021.

A panel of editors and journalists will judge the nominations. The R.I. Press Association will award the scholarship at its annual banquet September 17, 2021.


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. 


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