Sports Journalism Scholarships

Some interesting news on the scholarship front:
The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarship for collegiate sports journalists.

APSE, a national organization of sports editors, is awarding four scholarships to help motivate talented students to pursue a career in sports journalism. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarship which will awarded based on the students’ journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography. The scholarships will be awarded to students from four different regions of the United States. The winners will be chosen by the APSE scholarship committee, which is chaired by Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe and includes editors from all sections of the United States.

The deadline is June 1.

The following information should be included in your letter of application:

*  Personal: Name, address, age, phone number.

*  Academic: A copy of collegiate grades.

*  Financial: A brief rundown of your financial situation, with regards to how you plan to pay for tuition.

*  Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be sections the student has edited).

Mail information to:
APSE Scholarship
c/o Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor

The Boston Globe
135 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02205-2845

OR email information to jtsullivan@globe.com with links or PDFs.

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Steve joined the journalism faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in August 2007 and has been working to incorporate multimedia across the curriculum. Since arriving at UMass, Steve has developed three courses modeled after his multimedia journalism course. The courses allow students to work in teams in a newsroom-like environment where they work on packages -- using video, audio and photos to tell stories. He is also working with students on developing amherstwire.com, a news Web site staffed completely by students. Steve has more than 25 years of experience as an editor and reporter for print and online publications, including 10 as an editor at washingtonpost.com. He also edits part-time for espn.com with the NFL and college football network.
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