NMPW Offers Scholarships in Journalism

NMPW annually awards two Doris Gregory Memorial journalism scholarships. 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 2021 semester.

Scholarship applicants are asked to fill out an 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 15, 2021.


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.

Submit application packet by email to by Friday, January 15, 2021.

Scholarship winners will be announced at the virtual NMPW state convention Contests Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Recipients will receive a registration link to the ceremony 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.

This year, the Doris Gregory Fund has been augmented by a $250 donation from the Northern Chapter of NMPW in the name of Roslyn K. “Roz” Pulitzer, a photographer and social worker known for activism in the Women’s Movement of the 1960s and ’70s who died earlier in 2020. Pulitzer was a distant relative of Joseph Pulitzer for whom the Pulitzer Prize for achievement in journalism, literature and other media is named.

The Northern Chapter has also contributed $250 in memory of Don Strel, husband of Anne Hillerman. Don was an acclaimed photographer who led a workshop for NMPW Members at the Ghost Ranch Conference, and he was always a gracious co-host of the NNMPW annual Holiday Brunch. Don died on October 13, 2020.