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Penny Wise Journalism Scholarship for Women


Scholarship Value: $2,500
Awards Available: 1

In association with Langara College, the BCYCNA judges an annual award to help a woman attend the Certificate Program in Journalism at Langara College in Vancouver. The scholarship is provided through the generosity of the late Evelyn A. Caldwell, known to generations of newspaper readers as "Penny Wise."

The winner receives a total of $2,500 to study journalism in the eight-month-long certificate course.

Program studies include newswriting, copy editing, newspaper production/pagination, feature writing, photography, the role of media in society, as well as media law and ethics. The program runs full-time from September to mid-April.

Who is eligible?

The scholarship is open to any woman who is at least 19 years of age, who is a resident of British Columbia and can demonstrate an interest in journalism - usually in the form of clippings from high school, university, or community newspapers - or who is a community newspaper employee with less than one year's experience.

Applicants must submit:

* A transcript of high school or, if applicable, college/university grades
* A 1,000-word essay on why she wants a career in journalism
* Samples of published work
* A current resume.

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