Georgia Press Educational Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $2,000
Awards Available: 5
Award Deadline: Mar 1, 2024

To apply for a scholarship from GPEF for the 2024-25 academic year, please complete an application and return it to sireland@gapress.org by March 1st. 

To apply for an eight-week internship at a Georgia newspaper with funding provided by GPEF for the summer of 2024, please complete an application and return it to sireland@gapress.org by March 1.

Newspapers:

To apply for a grant to hire an intern for eight weeks in the summer of 2023, please complete an application and return it to sireland@gapress.org by March 1. Look online for a newspaper host internship application.

Georgia Press Educational Foundation Scholarships

Otis A. Brumby Jr. Community Newspaper Scholarship: Established in 2012, this scholarship is awarded annually to a college junior or senior majoring in print journalism. Priority will be given to applicants from Cobb County. The Brumby Community Scholarship is named in honor of Otis A. Brumby Jr., longtime publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal, Neighbor Newspapers and The Cherokee Tribune, a past president of the Georgia Press Association, a frequent winner of GPA and AP Freedom of Information Awards and the first recipient of the David E. Hudson Open Government Award.

Durwood McAlister Scholarship: Established in 1992 by The Atlanta Journal, this scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student majoring in print journalism at a Georgia college or university. The McAlister Scholarship is named in memory of Durwood McAlister, former editor of The Atlanta Journal.

Morris Newspaper Corporation Scholarship: Established in 1987 by Charles Morris, Morris Newspaper Corp., Savannah, this scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding print journalism student. Recipients are named by the Foundation.

William C. Rogers Scholarship: This scholarship was established in memory of William Curran Rogers Sr., who was editor and publisher of the Swainsboro Forest-Blade for more than 30 years. During his career, he served as president of Georgia Press Association, president of National Newspaper Association and president of National Newspaper Representatives. This scholarship is granted by the Georgia Press Educational Foundation to students of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

Honor scholarships are administered by the foundation at the request of individuals and organizations. Honor scholarships do not necessarily carry the same requirements as the foundation’s regular scholarships.

GPEF Scholarship Requirements

  • Parents of applicants must be legal residents of Georgia for two years or the applicant must be a resident of the state for three years.
  • Scholarship recipients must attend a Georgia college or university.
  • Individual need must be established. Family income is among those factors considered.
  • A prior interest in newspaper journalism must be established.
  • Applicant should be recommended by a high school counselor, principal, college professor and/or Georgia Press Association member.
  • Application may be made during senior year in high school or at any undergraduate college level.
  • Scholarship applications are applied to the current academic year. All applications must be resubmitted for consideration for next year.
  • Possible personal consideration could offset or augment any of the above.
  • Scholarship funds are mailed directly to the financial aid office of the college or university and are applied to student’s tuition.
How to Apply:

Sallie Mae "No Essay" Scholarship

Deadline: Feb 29, 2024
$2,000
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Be Bold Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 01, 2024
$25,000
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Niche $25,000 Scholarship

Deadline: Feb 29, 2024
$25,000
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ScholarshipOwl No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: Feb 28, 2024
$1,000
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SP Scholarship

Deadline: Feb 29, 2024
$2,500
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10 Words or Less Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
$1,000
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Common App Scholarship

Deadline: Feb 29, 2024
$2,000
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ELCA Fund for Leaders Scholarships

Deadline: Feb 23, 2024
$5,000
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$2,000
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Army ROTC Scholarships

Deadline: Mar 11, 2024
$200,000
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