GPEF Scholarships for 2017-18

GPEF annually awards scholarships to Georgia residents attending Georgia colleges and universities who are pursuing a career in the field of journalism. Financial need, career plans, grades, interviews and recommendations of advisers, principals, teachers, counselors or Georgia Press Association members are all factors in the scholarship award process. Students may be awarded one of three honor scholarships or a GPEF scholarship.

Honor scholarships are:

Otis A. Brumby Jr. Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to a college junior or senior majoring in print journalism. Priority will be given to applicants from Cobb County. The Brumby Community Scholarship is named in honor of Otis A. Brumby, Jr., longtime publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal, Neighbor Newspapers and Cherokee Tribune. He is a past president of the Georgia Press Association and frequent winner of GPA and AP Freedom of Information Awards. He is also the first recipient of the David E. Hudson Open Government Award. Apply using GPEF scholarship form.

Durwood McAlister Scholarship: Established in 1992 by The Atlanta Journal, this scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student majoring in print journalism at a Georgia college or university. The McAlister Scholarship is named in honor of Durwood McAlister, former editor of The Atlanta Journal. Apply using GPEF scholarship application form.

Morris ScholarshipEstablished in 1987 by Charles Morris, Morris Newspaper Corp., Savannah, this scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding print journalism student. Applications can be submitted through newspapers in the Morris Newspaper Corporation family and recipients are named by the GPEF Board of Trustees. Students may also apply using a GPEF scholarship form.

Download a GPEF scholarship application form at this link:

scholarshipapp2017

Deadline for the application is March 1. Return completed applications to:

Georgia Press Educational Foundation Inc., 3066 Mercer University Drive, Suite 200, Atlanta, Ga. 30341 or to
Sean Ireland at sireland@gapress.org. Contact Ireland at 770-454-6776 with questions.

Applicants are notified whether they have been awarded a scholarship as soon as possible following the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees in April.

Billy Watson Internship Program 2017

Since 1994, GPEF has 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.

The internship program provides students with actual newspaper experience while reinforcing their scholastic training with a goal of convincing interns to pursue a career in the newspaper industry. Most interns credit the program with giving them a perspective of the newspaper business that they could not have gleaned from the classroom alone.

Internships are awarded to publications that are members of Georgia Press Association. Newspapers that are awarded internship grants are responsible for the hiring of student interns and may choose from their own candidates or from candidates applying for internships through Georgia Press Educational Foundation.

If you are a newspaper interested in hiring an intern for the summer of 2017, use this application: internshiphostapp2017

If you are a student interested in working as an intern in the summer of 2017, contact the newspaper you wish to work with and make sure they are applying for a GPEF grant. Use this application: studentinternapp2017

Deadline for applications is March 1, 2017. Return completed applications to:

Georgia Press Educational Foundation Inc., 3066 Mercer University Drive, Suite 200, Atlanta, Ga. 30341 or to
Sean Ireland at sireland@gapress.org. Contact Ireland at 770-454-6776 with questions.

 

GPEF announces scholarship recipients for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Lauren Booker, Georgia State University, Otis A. Brumby II Scholarship, $2,000

Gabriel Burns, Valdosta State University, William C. Rogers Scholarship, $2,000

Kevin Dawson, Valdosta State University, Charles Morris Scholarship, $2,000

Lauren Moye, Georgia Tech, Durwood McAlister Scholarship, $2,000

Brittany Rosette-Jones, Savannah State University, GPEF Scholarship, $2,000

All applicants must be a Georgia resident attending a Georgia college or university. The deadline to apply is March 1 of each year. For more information, contact  770-454-6776.