Northwest Scholastic Press

Oregon Journalist Of Year competition deadline Feb. 15; winner advances to national competition

Sarah Nichols, MJE, Whitney High School

January 13, 2012

Filed under SCHOLARSHIPS, Uncategorized

Getting ready to enter the Journalist Of the Year scholarship contest and wondering what a winning portfolio looks like? Great question, and I’m sure Wayna Polk will weigh in with hints from the JEA Scholarship Committee, but I do have an example to share, as I chair our state scholarship committee. ht...

Feb. 15 deadline approaching for Free Spirit scholarship and journalism conference

January 9, 2012

Filed under CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, Uncategorized

The annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference program awards $1,000 college scholarships to rising high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism and who demonstrate qualities of ìfree spirit.î Students will come to Washington, D.C., July 14-19, 2012, to...

#FreeToTweet your way to a $5,000 scholarship

Rob Melton

December 9, 2011

Filed under NEWS CLIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, Uncategorized

Students ages 14-22 have a shot at 22 $5,000 scholarships on Dec. 15, according to John Bowen, chair of the JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission. All students have to do is tweet to celebrate the First Amendment and the birthday of the Bill of Rights on Dec. 15. "Support the First Amendment creat...

SPJ announces essay contest, scholarship deadline March 8

December 7, 2011

Filed under SCHOLARSHIPS, Uncategorized

The Society of Professional Journalists has announced its annual High School Essay Contest. Please go here first,, where you'll learn the rules and how to download the contest form. Then go here,, for the list of SPJ state chapters to mail your entries to. You'l...


August 31, 2011

Filed under SCHOLARSHIPS, Uncategorized

The Act Six scholarship has been awarded to 70 students from the Portland area over the past 5 years for a total of over $4 million given out. Scholars have come from over 30 area high schools, and they attend either George Fox University or Warner Pacific College on a full-tuition, full-need scholarship. In...