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Call for Applications: 2015 MNSPJ Student Scholarship

Attention college journalists: The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) is now accepting applications for its 2015 student scholarship. This year, MNSPJ will award two $2,500 scholarships to students pursuing careers in broadcast, print or visual journalism.

Applicants must either be enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Minnesota or have graduated from a high school in Minnesota and be enrolled in college elsewhere. Preference will be given to Society of Professional Journalists members.

Click here to submit an application form–the first step. E-mail the additional application materials to minnesota.spj@gmail.com. Here’s what’s required:

Application form: http://bit.ly/1yLCdIh
Resume
College transcript
Letter of recommendation
Essay (limited to 500 words): Why have you chosen journalism as a career?
Up to six samples of work: Provide a link to your portfolio, a PDF of clips or links to stories.
Applications must be received by March 1, 2015. No late submissions will be accepted.

Scholarship winners will be announced this spring and will receive their awards at MNSPJ’s annual Page One Awards banquet.

Questions? Email minnesota.spj@gmail.com.

Donate to Minnesota SPJ’s Page One Silent Auction

The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists is collecting items for our fourth annual Page One Awards Silent Auction on Tuesday, June 19th. All the proceeds will benefit MNSPJ’s Student Scholarship fund, which helps us provide scholarships to journalism students to help pay for their education.

We are looking for media outlets, businesses, restaurants, event centers, sports teams, and anyone that has cool swag to donate items for this great auction with a great purpose.

The silent auction will take place in conjunction with our Page One Awards banquet on Tuesday, June 19 at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul, MN. We must receive your pledge no later than Friday, June 15th.

Items we are looking for include (but are not limited to):
-tickets to sporting events, concerts, shows, or local attractions;
-gift certificates;
-gift baskets/prize packs;
-autographed memorabilia (sports gear, photos, books, etc.);
-items from local businesses;
-dinner and/or hotel packages; and
-”swag” packages with local celebrities.

If you would like to donate an item to MNSPJ’s Page One Silent Auction, please fill out the form below. We thank you, in advance, for your generous donation!

Fill out my online form.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2011 Minnesota SPJ Scholarship

PLEASE NOTE: We have extended the scholarship application deadline. We will now accept applications through Friday, April 15th.

The Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (MN SPJ) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2011 student scholarship. This year, MN SPJ will award two $1,500 scholarships to students pursuing a career in journalism.

Applicants must either be enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Minnesota or be a Minnesota high school graduate enrolled in a post-secondary institution outside of Minnesota. Preference will be given to Society of Professional Journalists members.

Click here to download an application form.

Scholarship winners will receive their awards at MN SPJ’s annual Page One banquet this spring.

Call for entries: 2009 Minnesota SPJ Scholarship

The Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (MN SPJ) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2009 student scholarship. This year, MN SPJ will award two $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing a career in journalism.

Applicants must either be enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Minnesota or be a Minnesota high school graduate enrolled in a post-secondary institution outside of Minnesota.

Preference will be given to Society of Professional Journalists members. The deadline for application is April 3, 2009.

Awards will be presented at MN SPJ’s annual Page One banquet in June 2009.

DOWNLOAD THE 2009 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (word)

REMINDER: Scholarship Applications Due Feb. 15

The Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (MN SPJ) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2008 student scholarship. This year, MN SPJ will award two $1500 scholarships to students pursuing a career in journalism. Applicants must either be enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Minnesota or be a Minnesota high school graduate enrolled in a post-secondary institution outside of Minnesota. Preference will be given to Society of Professional Journalists members. The deadline for application is February 15, 2008. Awards will be presented at MN SPJ’s annual Page One banquet in late May 2008.

Scholarship Application Form (PDF)

DEADLINE EXTENDED: SPJ doubles its journalism scholarship award to $2000

Deadline has been extended to MARCH 31. Minnesota SPJ is pleased to accept applications for the 2007 Journalism Scholarship. The chapter will award two scholarships of $2000 each to Minnesota post-secondary students studying journalism. Download Application (PDF)