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Future Teacher Scholarships

About the Scholarships

Brian Hayes, the first recipient of JEA’s Future Journalism Teacher Scholarship, delivers a session a JEA/NSPA convention.

The Journalism Education Association sponsors up to five $1,000 scholarships for education majors who intend to teach scholastic journalism. Each recipient must be an upper-division or master’s degree student in a college program designed to prepare him/her for teaching at the secondary-school level. Current secondary-school journalism teachers who are in a degree program to improve their journalism teaching skills are also eligible.

Entry Criteria

    Each recipient must complete the application and include the following:

  • A 250-word essay explaining his/her desire to teach high school journalism.
  • The answers to the three questions at the bottom of the application form.
  • Two recommendation letters, preferably from those who have firsthand knowledge of his/her work with student journalists, and
    College transcript(s) showing academic standing.

How to apply

To apply for a Future Teacher Scholarship, fill out this online form. Applications are due July 15.

Award Recognition

  • A committee of teachers and university personnel involved in journalism teacher education will make the selection.
  • Scholarships will be awarded by early September. An announcement of the winners will be made on the JEA website and at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention.

For More Information

Candace Perkins Bowen • cbowen@kent.edu • (303) 672-8297

Deadline

July 15

Past Recipients

2013
Shelby Brunk (Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.)
Monique Zatcoff (Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Ariz.)
John Dent (Kent [Ohio] State University)

2012
Patrick R. Johnson, CJE, (Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis.)
Anna J. Kaiser (Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.)
Samved Sangameswara (University of California, Santa Cruz, Calif.)

2011
Sarah Bergsieker (Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.)
Kathryn Dodge (Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.)
Lindsay Cameron (Ashland [Ohio] University)

2010
Sarah Rajewski (Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.)
Jayna Salk (Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.)
Jessica Young, CJE (University of California, San Diego, Calif.)

2009
Jincy Gibson (Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.)
Aimee Williams (Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.)
Jessica McLean (Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.)

2008
Kip Carlson (Willamette University, Ore.)
Autumn Nolder (Ball State University, Ind.)
Jeremy Whitin (Michigan State University)

2007
Agnes Lorraine B. Soriano (Michigan State University)
Rutherford Rankin (Emporia State University, Kan.)
Anna Kearns (Kansas State University)

2006
Rachel Searcy, Ind.
Sara-Beth O’Connor, MI

2005
Kevin Allen, La.
Tiffany Shogren, Kan.
Adam Maksl, Ind.

2004
Margaret Krohne, Ohio

2003
Ada Anderson, Ind.
Emily Cherry, Kan.
Kellie E. Doyle, Iowa

2002
Kimberly Coffin, Neb.

2001
Jennifer Lennox, Ohio

2000
Brian Hayes, Ind.