Scholarships

NMPW Offers Scholarships in Journalism

NMPW annually awards two Doris Gregory Memorial journalism scholarships. The 2020 award will also honor the memory of NMPW member Deb Farson. Recipients must be continuing students in pursuit of a graduate or undergraduate degree or minor in print journalism, broadcast, photojournalism, public relations, communications or advertising at a New Mexico college or university the following fall 2020 semester.

Scholarship applicants are asked to fill out the 2020 application form. 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. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2020.

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Applicants are evaluated based on career potential and academic progress through their submitted work samples, transcripts, a 500-word essay and two letters of recommendation.

Applicants are asked to complete the application form and other items that make up the Application Packet. The application packet consists of

  • Doris Gregory Memorial Scholarship Application
  • Letter of Application that includes a brief description of career goals
  • Work Samples
  • University or college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • Two letters of recommendation from a professor, employer, mentor or other individual familiar with student’s work.

Applications are due by Friday, January 31, 2020. Submit application packet by Email to Scholarship@newmexicopresswomen.org.

Contact Jessica Savage, Scholarship Chair, at scholarship@newmexicopresswomen.org with any additional scholarship questions.

Scholarships will be awarded at the NMPW state convention awards banquet during the 2020 NMPW Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recipients will receive a ticket to the awards banquet and a one-year NMPW membership.


New Mexico Press Women is a 501(c)(6) corporation. Donations to NMPW are not tax deductible as charitable contributions, but may be as promotional expenses. If you would like to support these scholarships, please click the button to donate (your name or your business name will be acknowledged in the conference program and on the NMPW website):

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About Doris Gregory: Doris Gregory was an award-winning member of NMPW and the National Federation of Press Women in the 1950s and ‘60s. She was a correspondent for the El Paso Times for 12 years and was also a public relations professional, a magazine editor, and an association executive. The Doris Gregory Memorial Scholarship, established after her death from cancer in 1969, is awarded every year to at least one and often two New Mexico college or university students studying some aspect of communications. NMPW, the state’s largest inclusive media organization since 1949, is open to men and women. NMPW holds an annual communications contest with more than 90 categories, provides scholarships, and has local chapter activities in Albuquerque, Northern New Mexico and Las Cruces.