Georgia Press Educational Foundation
The Georgia Press Educational Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt foundation established in 1963 to provide educational opportunities and financial assistance to students studying journalism at colleges and universities across Georgia.
Since GPEF began granting scholarships to students in 1966, the Foundation has awarded in excess of $650,000 and provided more than 150 Georgia newspapers grants to hire a paid summer intern through the Billy Watson Internship Program.
Today, the program continues to offer eight-week internship grants to newspapers to hire students interested in any phase of newspaper production, including advertising, editorial, circulation/marketing, online publishing and pre-press production.
Are you interested in a scholarship or an internship?
Are you a Georgia newspaper interested in hosting a student with the help of an internship grant from GPEF?
Questions? Contact Sharon Dowdy at 770-468-3558.
GPEF Board of Trustees
Eric Denty, Chairman, The Press Sentinel
Alan NeSmith, GPA President,
The Northeast Georgian
Don Bailey, retired, The Macon Telegraph
Susan Catron, Catron Content Services
Rick Harris, retired, Norfolk Southern
Craig Heighton, Georgia Transmission Corp.
Beth Neely, The Newnan Times-Herald
Robin Rhodes, Georgia Press Association
Terri Statham, Georgia Electric
Roy Stowe, Jackson Electric
Robert Williams, retired,
The Blackshear Times
Mesha Wind, The Cairo Messenger
Kyle Wingfield, KW Creative