The Bernard Kilgore Memorial Scholarship is open to New Jersey residents attending New Jersey high schools. Applicants are nominated by teachers at schools that are members of the Garden State Scholastic Press Association. Editors of newspapers that are members of the New Jersey Press Association also may nominate students. If the scholarship recipient attends a high school that doesn’t employ a GSSPA member, the New Jersey Press Foundation will pay the $15 membership fee for that school for the year the scholarship is awarded.
To be eligible to receive the Bernard Kilgore Memorial Scholarship and be named New Jersey High School Journalist of the Year, you must: graduate this year from a New Jersey high school; plan to study journalism/media studies in college and to pursue a career in the media; have a GPA of at least a 3.0; and have participated in high school journalism for at least two years.