NMPW Offers Scholarships in Photojournalism & Journalism
Application deadline Friday, March 7
Cary Herz Scholarship Form Doris Gregory Memorial Scholarship Form
New Mexico Press Women invites students to apply for three higher education scholarships offered this year, open to students regardless of gender. Main criteria for the awards are career potential, although scholastic standing is a consideration. The deadline is Friday, March 7.
NMPW offers up to two $1,125 Cary Herz scholarship to students studying photojournalism. This scholarship will be awarded to the student whose photojournalism best reflects Herz’s work. Before applying, students are encouraged to become familiar with her work, especially her final project, “New Mexico’s Crypto-Jews: Image and Memory.”
NMPW also awards two $750 Doris Gregory Memorial scholarships. Recipients for both scholarships must currently attend a New Mexico college or university and major in print journalism, broadcast, photojournalism, public relations or advertising.
Scholarship applicants are asked to fill out one of the above application forms. The application packet includes a brief description of career goals, samples of work, a copy of transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a professor, employer, mentor or other individual familiar with the student’s work.
Scholarships will be awarded at the NMPW state convention awards banquet during the conference Saturday, April 26, in Las Cruces. Recipients will receive a ticket to the awards banquet.
The High School Communications Contest honors excellence in student journalism. High schools across New Mexico may enter this contest that features 20 categories for student work.
Entries awarded first place will be submitted to the National Federation of Press Women contest. NMPW will pay the fee for those entries and will submit them for judging. The contest is endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Dow Jones announces first-place winners and promotes the competition in its publication distributed to journalism advisers across the nation, giving students and their teachers/advisers local and nationwide recognition.
Any high school student in New Mexico may enter work printed or broadcast between March 1, 2013 and February 28, 2014. Entry fees are $3 for each item.
Entries are due March 10, 2014
Questions about entries may be directed to Leota Harriman
Submissions are to be made online through our new contest website
Payment for entries are sent via mail to:
NMPW Treasurer Carol Kreis
805 Lamp Post Circle SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
Please include the following information along with your check: Name of the high school, name of the newspaper sponsor, and contact e-mail address and phone number. Entry fees are $3 for each item. Please make checks out to New Mexico Press Women.
The Communicator of Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by New Mexico Press Women upon those members who have distinguished themselves within and beyond their profession. New Mexico’s winner will be honored at the state conference in Las Cruces, Saturday, April 26, and then forwarded to compete at the National Federation of Press Women’s annual conference, Sept. 4-6 in Greenville, S.C.
Anyone can nominate a NMPW member for consideration for Communicator of Achievement, but must complete the entire packet (see appropriate links below). The nominee must be a living member of both NMPW and NFPW, in good standing for at least two years, with no lapse in membership. Nominees are judged in three criteria: professional achievement (60%); community service (20%); and NFPW/affiliate service (20%). Previous nominees can be nominated again, so long as they have not been selected by NFPW.
The COA Award winner and the runner-up are announced at the Communicator of Achievement Award Banquet at NFPW’s annual conference. Each nominee is featured in NFPW’s AGENDA newsletter prior to the conference and spotlighted at the awards banquet.
See Rules here: http://nfpw.org/pdf/COA_Rules_2014.pdf
Click here for entry form: http://nfpw.org/pdf/COA_Entry_Form_2014.pdf
Click here for checklist before submission: http://nfpw.org/pdf/COA_Checklist_2014.pdf
Complete nomination packets should be e-mailed to Diana Sandoval-Tapia BY FRIDAY, MARCH 21 at email@example.com, with hard copies mailed to be received by March 21 to:
Diana Sandoval-Tapia, CoA Chair
19 Aldea Place
Los Lunas, NM 87031