Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sports writing scholarships available

The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarship
for collegiate sports journalists.

APSE, a national organization of sports editors, is awarding four
scholarships to help motivate talented students to pursue a career in
sports journalism. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore,
junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarship, which will be awarded
based on the students' journalistic work, their academic record, financial
need, and geography.

The scholarships will be awarded to students from four
different regions of the United States. The winners will be chosen by the
APSE scholarship committee, which is chaired by Joe Sullivan, sports editor
of the Boston Globe and includes editors from all sections of the United
States. Deadline is June 1.

Please have them include the following information in their letter of
application:

- Personal: Name, address, age, phone number.

- Academic: A copy of the student's collegiate grades.

- Financial: A brief rundown of the student's financial situation, with
regards to how he/she plans to pay for tuition.
- Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be
sections the student has edited).

Mail information to:

APSE Scholarship
c/o Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor
Boston Globe
135 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02205-2845

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