Shreveport group offers journalism scholarships

The Shreveport Journalism Foundation is seeking applicants for the two $1,000 scholarships it gives in memory of veteran journalists Orland Dodson and Kerry Garland.

The scholarships are available to college juniors and seniors who are majoring in journalism or public relations and who reside or attend a four-year college in the 10 Northwest Louisiana parishes of Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Jackson, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River or Webster. Interested students must submit an application form signed by their faculty advisor along with a 250-word essay on “Why I Want to Pursue a Career in Journalism/Public Relations” by the Oct. 8 submission deadline.

If a college or university does not offer a degree in journalism or public relations, a communications major is acceptable.

Applicants must be college juniors or seniors in the fall 2010 semester/quarter and have cumulative grade-point averages of 2.5 overall and 3.0 in their major.
The scholarships will be awarded at the Shreveport Journalism Foundation’s Scholarship Presentation Dinner and Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 at Ralph & Kacoo’s Restaurant in Bossier City.
Applications are available from John Lee, SJF vice president (JohnLee@GAPbroadcasting.com or 318-688-1130) or Gregg Trusty, SJF president (GreggTrusty@Earthlink.net or 318-393-0804).

Completed applications with faculty advisor signatures, along with the required 250-word essays, must be received by Lee no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8. Application forms contain submission details.