March 14, 2013 / News & Notes

Walsworth sponsoring 50 scholarships for upcoming Spring JEA/NSPA Convention in San Francisco

Written by Idea File Staff

Kansas City, Mo. (March 14, 2013) – As a continuation of the convention scholarship program from last fall, Walsworth Publishing announced that it will again be sponsoring 50 scholarships for local students to attend the upcoming JEA/NSPA Spring National Journalism Convention in San Francisco, April 25-28.

Walsworth will be paying the registration fees to attend the convention for the 50 scholarship recipients, who will be from California and will be chosen by the JEA/NSPA convention’s local organizing committee.

In addition to having their registration fees paid, the 50 students will receive a reception and T-shirts at the convention. The group will also be recognized at the convention’s opening night keynote address on April 25.

50schol“We were overwhelmed with the positive response we received from the scholarship program we sponsored in the fall,” said Don Walsworth, president of Walsworth Publishing. “It was an easy decision for us to work with JEA and NSPA to continue this program at the Spring Convention and provide this amazing opportunity for 50 students to pursue their love of scholastic journalism.”

California students can apply for a scholarship by filling out the online application. Along with the online form, students must provide a written explanation (300 words or less) of why they want to attend the convention and how the scholarship would help them. In addition, a letter of recommendation from the student’s adviser or other school administrator can be attached to the form in Word, PDF or text format. Students must apply online by March 21.

Additional details can be found on page 12 of the convention registration book, which can be downloaded by visiting the conventions page of the NSPA’s website.

In the weeks leading up to and following the convention, Walsworth will be providing coverage of the 50 scholarship winners on its YouTube page, Facebook page and Yearbooks Blog.

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