Barbara Frye Scholarship!

Published: July 21st, 2016

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The Barbara L. Frye Scholarship. This scholarship is available to students from Florida or attending school in Florida who are pursuing careers in journalism, regardless of their major. Winners will receive awards up to $2,000.

Application and details:




Category: Scholarships

Volunteers Needed for Boca Black Film Festival

Published: July 11th, 2016

The Boca Black Film Festival will be held on July 21 – 23, 2016 at the Boca Raton Marriott.

They are seeking students from state or local universities, organizations and fraternities & sororities to identify five (5) student volunteers to join us… you know, attend for FREE. Volunteers get to attend all workshop sessions, screenings & the State of the Media panel discussion that happen over Thursday, July 21 – Friday, July 22, in exchange for assisting with surveys, feedback and active participation in the educational sessions.

Volunteers will need to purchase their own individual meals (some refreshments will be supplied). And, they will need to purchase a discounted “student” ticket ($25) for the Awards Program & reception on Saturday, July 23 at FAU’s Living Room Theater.

Please see the attached press release for full details.-  BBFF PressRelease_July2016


Category: Internships

Candle Light Vigil for Unity

Published: July 11th, 2016

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Category: General news

2016 Radio Show Student Scholars Program

Published: June 29th, 2016

2016 Radio Show Student Scholars Program

To best guide and encourage students toward and prepare them for successful careers in radio, 229 college undergraduate and graduate students will be awarded registration scholarships to attend the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF)/Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Career Fair and Student Scholars Orientation on Tuesday, September 20 and the 2016 Radio Show in Nashville, September 21 – 23.  The Radio Show is produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau and the National Association of Broadcasters.  All events will take place at the Omni Nashville Hotel in downtown Nashville. Thanks to the support of 28 radio groups and associate businesses, students will attend the career fair, conference orientation and a series of special networking events, entertainment and educational content geared towards students.  In addition, students will be able to participate in the conference’s management, programming, sales, marketing, advertising, research, legal, technology and young professionals sessions.  Please click here for more details and the application: Click Here

Category: Scholarships

Cool Fall Elective Open to All Majors

Published: June 20th, 2016

Health Media Innovations, JOU 4930, is a course in the fall that focuses on health and fitness news reporting through the Student Body Magazine website. The class offers real experience in digital publishing as students work in a newsroom structure to produce stories, video and multimedia for a live website, Every student will produce multimedia or interactive pieces. There is also opportunity for students who specialize in visual journalism to produce digital projects. Public relations and advertising majors have also produce great projects, especially when managing the sites social media brands. Students will also learn best practices for aggregating stories, copyright issues and will have story portfolios by the end of class. If you have questions, contact course instructor Tom Burton at

Category: General news

Active Voice “Free Speech Service Project” Fellowship

Published: June 14th, 2016

The Student Press Law Center is a nonprofit advocate for the rights of high school and college journalists. In addition to our online educational materials, we present workshops and training at student media conventions throughout the year and run a free legal hotline.

The SPLC has launched a new initiative called Active Voice and a component of this is a fellowship program.

Our ideal fellow is a college undergraduate studying a communications related field and interested in pursuing it as a career. Over the course of the academic year, a fellow will design and implement what we’re calling a “free speech service project” in their community aimed primarily at supporting female high school journalists and getting them to speak up about substantive journalistic topics that are important to them and their peers.

You might be wondering, “why focus on young women high school student journalists?” Late last year, we partnered with researchers at the University of Kansas and surveyed attendees of scholastic journalism conventions across North Carolina. You can read more about the numbers at this link, but the summary is that twice as many young women reported being censored overtly or censored themselves in anticipation of a negative reaction by their school, as compared to the male respondents. In the end, what happens when schools censor student journalism is that they’re not just stopping readers from learning new ideas: they’re stopping inquisitive young people, especially young women, from realizing their potential both in the newsroom and as leaders.

This is a paid fellowship opportunity with a $6,000 stipend ($3,000 each semester). Fellows will also have another $1,000 in an expense account at the SPLC to carry out their project. There are educational and professional development opportunities, with a pre-fellowship training in Chicago and a post-fellowship presentation at an academic conference in April hosted by the Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication. Fellows will also be assigned one or two mentors (accomplished women from the fields of journalism, law, philanthropy and more) throughout the project.

Deadline: June 20th

Application materials and instructions:



The Balanced Man Scholarship

Published: June 7th, 2016

Are you an individual who continuously seeks to become a better student, better leader and a better man?

Sigma Phi Epsilon will be awarding $1,000 to THREE of these driven men through The Balanced Man Scholarship, an award built around promoting the pursuit of excellence through the achievement of Sound Mind and Sound Body.

To enter, take 15 minutes to fill out the online application at

by September 18th. There’s no obligation to join or affiliate with SigEp to be eligible.

Who Should Apply?

  • Any man who …
  • Has 3.2 GPA or higher
  • Is enrolled as a full-time student at The University of Florida during Fall 2016
  • Embodies the principles of Sound Mind and Sound Body
  • Seeks to be recognized for his virtue and diligence

Contact the Scholarship Chairman, Ryan Decker, at (973)-647-5569 or with any questions or concerns.

Category: Scholarships

The Servant Leader Series

Published: June 7th, 2016

IA Serve’s biggest event of the year is coming up! The Servant Leader Series is open to all students!

The Servant Leader Series is a four part-leadership development and service-learning experience designed by Innovation Academy students. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to orient their time at UF and their career towards the service of others through experientially exploring the topics of servant leadership, service-learning, social entrepreneurship, and coalition building with UF faculty, staff, and peer-leaders, as well as activists in the Gainesville community. All events will take place on campus. The first event has offsite volunteer work but carpools are being setup.

Sign up soon! The first event is June 11th!




Category: General news

Call for Blog Submissions for Center for Leadership and Service!

Published: May 23rd, 2016

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Category: General news

The Florida Society of Professional Journalists Scholarship

Published: May 23rd, 2016

The Florida Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) chapter has a $2500 scholarship it awards.  It’s intended for students majoring in journalism (SPJ says that also includes telecom, as in news) and they have to be a student in Fall of 2016 to be eligible.

For more details and a copy of the application, please visit-

Deadline: June 1st

Category: Scholarships