The Hoosier State Press Association Foundation recently announced a new $1,000 scholarship for a graduating high school senior who intends to major in print journalism this fall.
High school journalism advisers will receive a letter this week along with a sample application to help disseminate the information to students.
Eligible students will belong to the 2009 graduating class with at least a 3.0 GPA. They may attend any in- or out-of-state university offering a journalism or communication degree. The winning applicant will receive funds once the foundation has verification the student began classes.
"This new program broadens the foundation's efforts to recruit young, talented journalists to enter careers in the newspaper industry," HSPA foundation director Karen Braeckel said. "We work to enhance the ability of Indiana newspapers to fully educate and inform the public. Attracting students to journalism helps fulfill our mission."
Interested students may visit www.hspafoundation.org and click Scholarship to download an application.
It includes a list of other components necessary to apply.
The HSPA Foundation must receive all parts of the application by April 1 and asks all interested applicants to allow time for delivery by that date. Postmarks of April 1 will not be accepted.