Application deadline Sunday, March 20, 2016
New Mexico Press Women invites students to apply for two 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 Sunday, March 20.
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I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the scenic Ghost Ranch, where I received two awards for my writing and the Doris Gregory Memorial Scholarship. I met inspiring people, attended intriguing workshops, and enjoyed vegan cuisine (my favorite dish was the tofu taco option at lunch on Saturday). I’m very grateful I had the opportunity to be at the conference, where I formed connections with many wonderful women and men and learned how to strengthen my writing skills. I look forward to keeping in touch with everyone!
Desiree M. Cooper
Eastern New Mexico University
The New Mexico Press Women Scholarship Committee has awarded two undergraduate college students three scholarships: the Cary Herz Scholarship and two Doris Gregory Memorial Scholarships. Continue reading
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 6.
NMPW offers one $1,275 Cary Herz scholarship to a student 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.” This is the final year for the Cary Herz scholarship.
NMPW also annually awards two $750 Doris Gregory Memorial journalism 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 an application form available online at http://newmexicopresswomen.org/scholarships-2/. 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 25, at the Ghost Ranch Conference Center in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Recipients will receive a ticket to the awards banquet.
New Mexico Press Women announced the three recipients of the Cary Herz scholarship and Doris Gregory Memorial scholarships at the annual conference April 26, 2014.
Melissa C. Vigil, winner of the Cary Herz scholarship. She is currently a student at New Mexico State University majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications with a Public Relations emphasis.
Kacey Marie Schurr, winner of the Doris Gregory Memorial scholarship. She is currently a student at New Mexico State University majoring in Agricultural Communications.
Desiree Cooper, winner of the Doris Gregory Memorial scholarship. She is currently a student at Eastern New Mexico University majoring in Communications with a Public Relations emphasis.