Future Administrator Scholarships
The Journalism Education Association sponsors a $5,000 scholarship fund for current advisers who intend to earn a secondary administrator’s credential/license and seek a position in administration. Each recipient must be a current JEA member and student media adviser who is in or past their fourth year of teaching and advising. The committee may award up to five (5) $1,000 scholarships or choose larger amounts as requested. The award may be renewed one time with a total limit of $5,000 per person.
Future Journalism Teacher Scholarships
The Journalism Education Association sponsors up to five $1,000 scholarships for education majors who intend to teach scholastic journalism. Each recipient must be a college junior, senior or master’s degree student in a 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 also are eligible.
Journalist of the Year Scholarships
Sister Rita Jeanne Scholarships, named for JEA’s longtime treasurer, recognize some of the top high school journalists in the country. The contest begins at the state level. Winning portfolios from state Journalist of the Year competitions are sent to the national level. Portfolios are judged prior to the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention, and winners are announced at the convention’s concluding awards ceremony. Scholarship funds — $3,000 for the top winner, and up to $850 each for runners-up (up to six runners-up awards are usually given) — are released to the student after the winners are announced.