Scholarships

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Former SFBJA president Terence Shepherd presenting the SFBJA FIU scholarship to 2011 recipient Katrina Lowe at the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus.

Rochelle Bridges Memorial Scholarship

Requirements for Rochelle Bridges Memorial Scholarship Applicants

2015-2016 Academic Year

The Rochelle Bridges Memorial Scholarship (which may provide up to $1,500) was developed to encourage and support high school students who want to become journalists.

High School Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at a high school in Miami-Dade or Broward counties.
  • include an official transcript.
  • be graduating by June of 2015.
  • completely fill out the application.
  • provide a two‐page, double‐spaced essay (of about 500‐700 words) that addresses the following question: Why are journalists of color vital in shaping the delivery of news and other information?
  • provide three letters of recommendation from either instructors, counselors, or administrators that indicate the student is of outstanding moral character and in good standing within the school community. These people should have personal knowledge of the applicant’s academic and/or journalism-related performance that reflects suitability for the scholarship.
  • provide at least two samples of work that show the applicant’s talent: news stories written, pages designed, websites created (send URL), or broadcast tape produced. Photographers and graphic artists should submit a small portfolio of their work.

Each finalist will undergo a personal interview with the SFBJA scholarship committee.

All materials must be postmarked by April 3, 2015.

Please mail completed applicationproof of citizenship or permanent residencyofficial transcriptessaythree letters of recommendation, and at least two samples of work to:

South Florida Black Journalists Association
Rochelle Bridges Memorial Scholarship
P.O. Box 21355

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33335-1355

You can download the application of the Rochelle Bridges Memorial scholarship Below

Rochelle Bridges Memorial Scholarship Application

If you have questions or need additional information, contact Russell Motley, SFBJA scholarship chairman, at romotley@gmail.com.

 

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WLPG Local 10 anchor Dwight Lauderdale

Dwight Lauderdale Scholarship

Requirements for Dwight Lauderdale Scholarship Applicants

2015-2016 Academic year

The Dwight Lauderdale Scholarship (which may provide up to $1,000) was developed to encourage and support college students as they study to become journalists.

College Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be students studying communications or journalism.
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must include a copy of an official transcript.
  • be an undergraduate enrolled in a South Florida college or university (Dade or Broward counties) with a minimum of 60 credits completed.
  • completely fill out the application.
  • provide a two‐page, double‐spaced essay (of about 500‐700 words) that addresses the following question: Why are journalists of color vital in shaping the delivery of news and other information?
  • provide three letters of recommendation from either instructors, counselors, or administrators that indicate the student is of outstanding moral character and in good standing within the school community. These people should have personal knowledge of your academic and/or journalism-related performance that reflects your suitability for the scholarship.
  • provide at least two samples of work that show the applicant’s talent: news stories written, pages designed, websites created (send URL), or broadcast tape produced. Photographers and graphic artists should submit a small portfolio of their work.

Previous winners are not eligible to reapply for the Dwight Lauderdale Scholarship. Each finalist will undergo a personal interview with the SFBJA scholarship committee.

All materials must be postmarked by April 3, 2015.

Please mail completed application, proof of citizenship or permanent residencyofficial transcriptessaythree letters of recommendation, and at least two samples of work to:

South Florida Black Journalists Association
Dwight Lauderdale Scholarship
P.O. Box 21355
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33335-1355

You can download the application for the Dwight Lauderdale Scholarship below.

Dwight-Lauderdale-Scholarship-Application

If you have questions or need additional information, contact Russell Motley, SFBJA scholarship chairman, at romotley@gmail.com.