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General Announcements April 13 - April 15

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2015 * Issue No. 13

WELCOME BACK !


That spring break was much needed, but lets get back to business. Advisement is still upon us and the end of the semester is closer than you think. There are only two weeks left of advisement, so if you haven't met with an advisor make sure to do so ASAP. Check your CSUN portal and make sure you don't have any other outstanding registration holds on your account.

    Freshmen & Sophomores: Please call the Student Resource Center at 818-677-2024 to make an appointment. Please have your student ID number ready and available. 


    Juniors & Seniors: Below is a copy of the journalism advisers available office hours. No appointment is required. Please stop by the department office (MZ210) for your academic file and advisement form. Once completed, bring both the file and form back to the office in order to get your registration hold removed. 


Permission numbers are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the journalism office at 
818-677-3135.



JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIPS!


The CSUN Department of Journalism announces three new $2,500 scholarships, plus the $20,000 Flip Wilson Scholarship and the availability of seven additional scholarships and awards. All applicants must be majors in the undergraduate program and/or graduate students in Mass Communications. Winners will be announced in May 2015.
Application forms are available online: http://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication/journalism/awards-and-scholarshipsEligibility criteria vary by scholarship. See forms for details.
Deadline: 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 152015, delivered to the Journalism Department, MZ 210. 

UNDERGRADUATES –
 MANLEY WITTEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR JOURNALISM UNDERGRADUATES – $2,500 
This scholarship, honoring the late Sundial publisher, will be awarded to the best portfolio of work submitted by a journalism undergraduate student, regardless of emphasis or seniority.

 SCHOLARSHIP FOR JOURNALISM UNDERGRADUATES – $2,500

This scholarship will be awarded to the best portfolio of work submitted by a journalism undergraduate student, regardless of emphasis or seniority.

 ROY S. AKERS JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP - $750

This scholarship is open to all CSUN Journalism majors (continuing and/or transfer students) of junior or senior level academic standing. Students will submit an autobiographical sketch, be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 academic units remaining in Fall 2015, and submit a 300-word essay.

 LISA ENDIG JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIPS – 2 at $1,500 each

Lisa Endig Journalism Writing Scholarships will be awarded to a journalism undergraduate or graduate student who shows outstanding ability in writing for broadcast or print media.
Serious consideration will be given to students who are overcoming difficulties while continuing their education.

 KENNETH S. DEVOL SCHOLARSHIP – $500

Currently enrolled undergraduate Journalism majors who received an “A” or “A-” in JOUR 400, Mass Communication Law and Ethics, during the Spring, Summer or Fall 2014, are invited to apply. Eligible applicants write an essay on contemporary media law issues in California. The winning essay’s author will be honored as the Devol Scholar at the annual Awards Reception.

 STEVEN FISHMAN SCHOLARSHIP - $350
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.

 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 Spring 2014, with plans to enroll in Fall 2014.

 NATIONAL NOTARY ASSOCIATION – 2 at $1,000 each

The National Notary Association Scholarships will be awarded to junior journalism majors who demonstrate academic merit and financial need. Applicants must have at least a 2.8 GPA, and be or entering their junior year in Fall 2015.

 TOM REILLY STUDENT JOURNALISM ENTERPRISE FUND – $2,000

The Tom Reilly Student Journalism Enterprise Fund provides one or more journalism juniors, seniors or graduate students, up to $2,000 each for a student project or enterprise.

 FLIP WILSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $20,000

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 at 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 2015 and Spring 2016.



GRADUATE STUDENTS –
 TOM REILLY STUDENT JOURNALISM ENTERPRISE FUND – $2,000
The Tom Reilly Student Journalism Enterprise Fund provides one or more journalism juniors, seniors or graduate students, up to $2,000 each for a student project or enterprise.

 SCHOLARSHIP FOR MASS COMMUNICATION GRADUATE STUDENTS – $2,500 

This scholarship will be awarded to the best portfolio of work by a Mass Communication graduate student. 



To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Diana Tran, editor, at ext. 3135, email submissions to mm@csun.edu, or stop by MZ 210.The deadline for submission is Noon, Monday.