The Sacramento Press Club will be awarding seven scholarships this year. Our scholarship program began in 1974 with a single $1,000 scholarship in honor of Earl "Squire" Behrens. In the past 40 years, we have given away more than $300,000 – a significant amount of assistance that has helped many young students on their way to successful journalism careers.
Students submit a single application to be considered for all of the scholarships.
-1. Applicants must be college students who will be juniors, seniors, or graduate students for at least one term in the upcoming academic year
-Applicants must have a connection to the 9-county Sacramento region (Sacramento, Yolo, San Joaquin, El Dorado, Placer, Sutter, Yuba, Nevada and Butte counties) by being one of the following:
-Students from the Sacramento region (counties specified above)
-Students enrolled in a Sacramento region college or university (SF Bay Area colleges/universities are not included in the Sacramento region)
-Students who can show a demonstrated interest in covering news of the Sacramento region. This can include clips documenting your coverage of state political news or any issue that you believe ties into the region. Please explain in your cover letter
Applicants are judged on journalistic achievement, career promise, academic record, and financial need.
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.