The Department of Journalism announces the availability of nine scholarships and awards. Winners will be announced in May 2010. The scholarship criteria are listed below. All applicants must be MAJORS in the Department of Journalism at CSUN. Application forms are available online at www.csun.edu/journalism or in the Journalism Office, MZ 210. Applicants do not need to be enrolled in fall 2010, unless otherwise stated. Deadline to submit applications is April 1, 2010 at 4 p.m.
CHEVRON OUTSTANDING PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT AWARD - $750
This scholarship recognizes the best public relations effort during summer or fall 2009 or spring 2010. Applicants will be judged on a two-page essay and portfolio containing samples of public relations presentations in a class or during an internship. The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.
HEARST OUTSTANDING BROADCAST NEWS AND IN-DEPTH REPORTING AWARD- $750
This award recognizes the best broadcast reporting of hard news stories during summer or fall 2009 or spring 2010 in any of the journalism department broadcast news media--KCSN News, Valley View, or On Point. The competition is open to all undergraduate or graduate students.
AGNESS UNDERWOOD OUTSTANDING PRINT REPORTING AWARD - $750
Named for a long-time inspiration to Los Angeles journalists, this annual award recognizes the best reporting from summer or fall 2009 or spring 2010 in any of the journalism department print news media. The competition is open to all graduate and undergraduate students.
OUTSTANDING PHOTOJOURNALISM STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP - $500
This scholarship recognizes the best photojournalism during summer or fall 2009 or spring 2010 in the Department of Journalism. Selection will be based on portfolio and financial need. The competition is open to juniors or seniors.
JOURNALISM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP - $500
This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior with an interest in a career in journalism or a journalism-related field. Applicants must submit a brief essay detailing their professional and personal goals and how studying journalism will help achieve these goals. Applicants must have at least 12 units remaining at the end of the spring 2010 semester and enroll at CSUN in fall 2010.
JOANN DESANTIS ADVOCACY AWARD - $250
This award honors Joann DeSantis, who was an administrative assistant in the journalism department for 19 years. It will be presented to a CSUN journalism major who has worked to improve the lives of others through volunteerism. Students may be nominated by someone or apply themselves. Applicants need not be enrolled in fall 2010.
MICHAEL EMERY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $500
This scholarship honors the late Dr. Michael Emery, a member of the journalism department's faculty for almost three decades. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate student studying journalism history, international news media or mass media criticism, three areas of special interest to Prof. Emery.
STEVEN FISHMAN SCHOLARSHIP - $250
Supported by friends, family and colleagues, this award is given in memory of Steven Fishman, a CSUN journalism graduate who died of cancer. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating student who has shown strength in broadcasting sports, news or other programming and needs financial assistance to get started in a broadcasting career.
THE NATIONAL NOTARY ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000
This scholarship will be awarded to a junior journalism major who demonstrates academic merit and financial need. The applicant must have at least a 3.2 GPA and have spent a semester working in journalism or a related field.
THE FLIP WILSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $21,449
This scholarship can be used for tuition, room, board, books and fees for a student’s senior school year. Applicants must be at least a junior, have a least a 3.0 GPA and submit a 2,500-3,000 word critical essay about Flip Wilson’s contributions to comedy or television. Applicants must be enrolled in fall 2010 and spring 2011.
KWKW SPANISH LANGUAGE MEDIA SCHOLARSHIP - $1,250
This scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be a senior involved in the Spanish Language Media program and enrolled in 12 or more units each semester. Applicants will write a one-two page essay expressing their interest in broadcasting and their vision for benefiting the community and serving the public interest as a broadcast journalism professional. Applicants must be enrolled in fall 2010.
BEVERALY KRAMER BROADCAST SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000
This one-time $1,000 scholarship will be presented to recognize the best-broadcast effort of a senior journalism major. Applicants must submit one broadcast story. Either a radio news story (aired on KCSN) or television story (aired on Valley View News). Academic performance will also be considered, as reflected in an applicant’s journalism grade point average.