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Published: May 23rd, 2016

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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- http://www.spjflorida.com/scholarships/

Deadline: June 1st

Category: Scholarships

Action SG Summer Positions Available!

Published: May 10th, 2016

Action SG, which is marketing, public relations, and project management arm of the Student Government executive branch, currently have positions open that deal with Design (Photography, Videography, and Graphic Design), Outreach (Social Media, Event Management), and Campus Affairs (Operations.)

Action SG Summer Staff

Florida Outdoor Writers Association Scholarships

Published: May 10th, 2016

Each year, the Florida Outdoor Writers awards one to two scholarships of $1000 to college students as a way to encourage them to consider careers in writing, photography or video media related to the outdoors.

Florida Sea Grant is a corporate member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, and I serve as the chair of the organization’s scholarship committee.

Please send this announcement to students you think may be candidates for the award. Preference is given to journalism and communications majors, but in recent years, a number of winners have come from science majors as well. You can read about them at http://flseagrant.org/students/current-fellows.

Note the deadline for this year’s competition is May 17, 2016. Applicants need to submit:

  • the completed cover sheet;
  • an essay of between 500-1000 words;
  • a resume; and
  • a letter of endorsement from a faculty adviser.

Full details are included here: 2016 Fowa Scholarship_print

Category: Scholarships

Opportunity for Students with GladezGazette!

Published: May 4th, 2016

GladezGazette is a new online newspaper that is currently under construction.  They are seeking journalism students that have an interest in being a part of a new online newspaper from the ground up!
Some background:
Gladez Gazette started off as a children’s project (the creator is achildren’s author, Google ‘The Jolly Shop’ as reference if you like) has taken on a life of its own. While writing a children’s adventure she realized that the habitat loss in the Everglades is so dire and on such a large scale that it will not all fit into a children’s book. With that she created www.GladezGazette.com where our youths can get involved and STAY engaged by posting their experiences in the Everglades (via field trips, etc) or any research they have done, as well as photos and videos they may have taken. From that idea it has only blossomed further getting journalism majors might involved as well. The more people involved the greater impact they can have in turning this crisis around and helping restore the Everglades.
The author has built an alliance with some of the Miccosukee tribesman that have been very welcoming and hospitable as they appreciate my concern with this, offering field trips to take journalists, educators, and authors and educate us on the dire straights that this beautiful ecosystem is in. If you are a student that may be interested in doing a piece on this and having your story published in wwwGladezGazette.com , this might be a great opportunity. Several boat tour companies have offered to take groups out this month, so please contact Sabin Johnson as soon as possible if you are interested.
Sabin Johnson, author, creator of GladezGazette
boatcrew22@gmail.com

Category: Internships

Florida Outdoor Writers Association (FOWA) Scholarship

Published: May 4th, 2016

2016 Florida Outdoor Writers Association (FOWA) Scholarship is available for the students of Florida colleges and universities who are enrolled in journalism and communications majors.

The Scholarship Deadline is May 17, 2016.

Click the link for more details and to apply: http://usascholarships.com/florida-outdoor-writers-association-fowa-scholarship/

Category: Scholarships

Advertising Scholarship Availability

Published: May 3rd, 2016

Below is a list of available scholarships for undergraduate journalism majors.

Scholarships

Kubiet Scholarship: For married students – Applicants must be U.S. citizens – For a junior or senior majoring in advertising with the goal of working in newspaper sales or marketing.

Florida Newspaper ADV & MKT: Support a student majoring in advertising at the College who is a Florida resident.

Tampa Bay Times: support recruitment, retention & graduation of students in journalism or journalism related advertising; pref  to those from Tampa Bay Times circulation area, ability to overcome educational, social or family disadvantages, & academic merit &/or leadership potential.

Palm Beach Post Fund:  Support scholarship for students interested in newspaper careers in Palm Beach

Miami Herald Scholarship: support for recruitment, retention and graduation of students in College of Journalism who plan to pursue careers in newspaper/online journalism or advertising; preference to students from South FL area viz. (S Broward Co to Key West).

Eligibility

To be eligible for scholarships and assistantships, a student’s primary major must be in the College of Journalism and Communications. The student must be enrolled full-time at the University of Florida (12 semester hours) at the time the award becomes effective. Some awards are restricted to students with demonstrated financial need. The minimum grade point average (GPA) to be considered for most awards is a 3.0, unless otherwise specified.

Duration of Award

Awards are for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters, or Spring and Summer 2017 semesters for Innovation Academy students. Awards may be discontinued at the end of one semester if a student’s overall GPA falls below a 3.0, or if the student graduates earlier than indicated on the application. Assistantships may be terminated for unsatisfactory performance. Many scholarships may be renewed for more than one year, but students must re-apply by the deadline each year to be considered.

To Apply

Deadline

Extended until filled or August 1st

Category: Scholarships

Journalism Major Scholarships

Published: May 3rd, 2016

Below is a list of available scholarships for undergraduate journalism majors.

Scholarships

Harrison Scholarship: Support scholarship for Journalism student with learning disability.  For a journalism student who has a documented learning disability and is registered with and receives services.  Up to $2000

Haviland Photojournalism Scholarship: support undergraduate scholarships and/or graduate assistantships for students specializing in photojournalism in the College.  $500

Foley fund:  Preference for married or non-traditional students (parent, returning student, etc). up to $1500

Davis Fund: Support scholarship for students interested in newspaper/editing careers.

Lawrence fund:  Support scholarship for students interested in political reporting- print

Tampa Bay Times: support recruitment, retention & graduation of students in journalism or journalism related advertising; pref  to those from Tampa Bay Times circulation area, ability to overcome educational, social or family disadvantages, & academic merit &/or leadership potential.

Palm Beach Post Fund:  Support scholarship for students interested in newspaper careers in Palm Beach

Pelligrino Fund:  support scholarship for students from Dade/Broward/ Palm Beach Counties  who have an interest in diversity, mentoring and the First Amendment issues.

Miami Herald Scholarship: support for recruitment, retention and graduation of students in College of Journalism who plan to pursue careers in newspaper/online journalism or advertising; preference to students from South FL area viz. (S Broward Co to Key West).

Eligibility

To be eligible for scholarships and assistantships, a student’s primary major must be in the College of Journalism and Communications. The student must be enrolled full-time at the University of Florida (12 semester hours) at the time the award becomes effective. Some awards are restricted to students with demonstrated financial need. The minimum grade point average (GPA) to be considered for most awards is a 3.0, unless otherwise specified.

Duration of Award

Awards are for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters, or Spring and Summer 2017 semesters for Innovation Academy students. Awards may be discontinued at the end of one semester if a student’s overall GPA falls below a 3.0, or if the student graduates earlier than indicated on the application. Assistantships may be terminated for unsatisfactory performance. Many scholarships may be renewed for more than one year, but students must re-apply by the deadline each year to be considered.

To Apply

Deadline

Extended until filled or August 1st

Category: Scholarships

PATH Career Coaching Hours: Summer 2016

Published: April 26th, 2016

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Category: Career resources

Leadercast Gainesville, Leadership Conference!

Published: April 20th, 2016

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Category: General news