2021 VAPB Scholarship--$3000 (DEADLINE March 15)

The Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters Association, comprised of AP member television and radio stations throughout Virginia and West Virginia, is offering two $1500 scholarships this year to students pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism. The students must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies at a college or university in Virginia or West Virginia at the time of the application deadline. The VAPB Scholarship Committee will select one student from a West Virginia school and one from a Virginia school among all qualified applications received by the deadline -- Monday, Mar. 15, 2021.

Please go to https://www.facebook.com/Virginias-Associated-Press-Broadcasters-1289288251162367 for additional information. Students are asked to send one email with their application, resume and essay attached to William Oglesby, Chairman of the VAPB Scholarship Committee, at bill@billoglesby.com. (Note: The application must be timestamped by 11:59p.m., Monday, Mar. 15, 2021, or earlier to be considered).

The award is contingent on the recipient being able to attend the Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters Awards Luncheon as our guest. This year's event begins at 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

For questions or more information, please contact:

Dr. Oglesby, bill@billoglesby.com or 804-334-2105 or Heidi Brown, Associated Press, hbrown@ap.org or 434-465-0285.

1/27 and 3/3: NYU SPS Center for Publishing Online Info Sessions:

Interested in careers in publishing, media, communications, journalism and editing? Join the online information sessions for the Summer Publishing Institute. Learn about new scholarship opportunities for the program.

Online Information Sessions:

These information sessions are a great opportunity for students to learn more about two leading publishing programs, each of which provides a different pathway to careers in publishing. Details are below and attached.

January 27, 2021 at 6:00pm EST

NYU SPS Center for Publishing Online Information Session

March 3, 2021 at 6:00pm EST

NYU SPS Center for Publishing Online Information Session

About Our Programs The MS in Publishing: Digital & Print Media program is a 42-credit graduate program at the NYU School of Professional Studies, now in its 24th year, for recent college graduates. We are now accepting applications for Fall 2021.

The NYU Summer Publishing Institute is a renowned six-week summer program for rising college seniors and recent college graduates. In 2021, the program will run from June 7th to July 16th. (Note, for the fourth year, we are opening the program to rising college seniors.) The Priority Deadline for SPI applications is February 1, 2021.

New Scholarships for SPI 2021

We are pleased to announce the following scholarship opportunities for SPI 2021. Scholarships may be applied towards tuition, housing and other expenses.

· The Women's Media Group Scholarship

· The Hearst Foundation Scholarship

· The Carolyn Kroll Reidy Memorial Scholarship for students from underrepresented backgrounds

· The Penguin Random House Scholarship for BIPOC students

· The Macmillan Scholarship for BIPOC students

For more information about our programs, students may call 212-992-3232, email pub.center@nyu.edu, or visit our website.

Deadline 1/25/21: Dominion Energy is awarding $500,000 in scholarships in 2021

Dominion Energy is awarding $500,000 in scholarships in 2021 to assist African American and other underrepresented minority students who reside in the company's service area. The scholarships will be the first made under the Dominion Energy Educational Equity Scholarship Program, a six-year, $10 million initiative to provide assistance with higher education expenses.

"As we witness our country's evolving conversation on racial equity and social justice, we want to do our part to help historically underserved students," said Robert M. Blue, Dominion Energy's president and chief executive officer. "We know that education can serve as a springboard for social and economic mobility."

"We have partnered with historically black colleges and universities for nearly 40 years, offering volunteer and financial support," said Thomas F. Farrell, II, Dominion Energy's executive chairman. "This scholarship program is another way for us to support the students who will one day lead our nation."

The scholarship application period is open until Jan. 25, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.

To be eligible, students must:

self-identify as Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander with higher education expenses; and

be high school seniors or graduates, or current college undergraduates residing in Connecticut, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Wyoming or Utah, with plans to enroll full time at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

In all, 60 scholarships totaling $500,000 will be awarded in 2021. Of those, 20 scholarships of $5,000 each will be made available for students enrolled in two-year schools, while 40 scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded to students enrolled in four-year schools. Scholarship recipients will be able to renew scholarships as they progress in school, provided they meet certain criteria, such as GPA requirements and residence in an eligible state. The program is administered by Scholarship America, a nonprofit that specializes in management of scholarship and tuition assistance programs. Scholarship America will support Dominion Energy in the selection of finalists.

Students can learn more and apply at https://www.dominionenergy.com/EquityScholarships

The company also has committed $25 million to 11 historically black colleges and universities in Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina and South Carolina. The six-year "HBCU Promise" program will support endowments, capital projects, operating expenses and educational programs in clean energy.

OnePulse Scholarship Applications Open

The onePULSE Foundation is a nonprofit that was established to create a sanctuary of hope following the tragic day in American history–Sunday, June 12, 2016–to honor the 49 Angels that were taken, the 68 others who were injured and the countless first responders and healthcare professionals who treated them. This fund is intended to support a memorial that opens hearts, a museum that opens minds, educational programs that open eyes and legacy scholarships that open doors.

The application process for those scholarships is open.

When 49 lives were taken, 49 legacies began

Our mission is to provide academic opportunities -- honoring the aspirations of all 49 Angels -- to recipients who embody love, hope, unity, courage and unconditional acceptance.

Working with the families and loved ones of those killed, we have established 49 annual legacy scholarships based on the Angels' interests, careers or aspirations. As an extension of their impact on our world, these scholarships inspire and empower students who share the same dreams.

The scholarship program is one of four pillars of our Foundation's mission to create and support a memorial that opens hearts, a museum that opens minds, education programs that open eyes and legacy scholarships that open doors.

Application Schedule

The 2020-2021 Scholarship Application closes 1/31/2021. You can access the application at https://onepulse.communityforce.com/Login.aspx. High school seniors as well as students already enrolled in an institution of higher learning, or in the enrollment process, are eligible to apply.

Should you have any questions, please contact our Legacy Scholarship Program Director, Genelle Kelly at gk@onepulsefoundation.org.

The 49 Legacy Scholarships Inaugural Class Recipients

The inaugural class of 49 Legacy Scholarship recipients were awarded $333,000 in scholarships to be used during the 2020-2021 academic year.

More than 200 completed applications were received and the inaugural class represents incoming freshman majoring in business, communications, and the performing arts, as well as cosmetology, nursing, medical and master's students. The 49 recipients come from all over the United States and have a common thread of community service, leadership and advocacy.

Two $2,500 Scholarships with a December 1, 2020 Deadline

The Scripps Howard School of Journalism & Communications has established a new partnership with the New York-based communications and consulting firm RF|Binder. As part of that partner relationship, RF|Binder has invested in scholarship opportunities for students in strategic communication. The scholarships will be used to cover tuition, on-campus room and board, student fees or university insurance for students.

RF|Binder addresses business challenges and opportunities with a communications mindset, enabling our clients to build, grow, protect and transform their brands and reputations. The company is women-owned and operated, powered by strategy, creativity, analytics, and purpose.

Criteria for the scholarship are as follows:

· The firm is opening the scholarships to women or those who identify as women.

· Juniors and seniors only. Sophomores with demonstrated strategic communications experience and commitment will be considered.

· Merit, experience, and financial circumstance will be considered. Students must have filed a Federal Student Application for Federal Student Aid.

Students who wish to apply should send a resume, cover letter, GPA and student number to Assistant Dean Marisa Porto at marisa.porto@hamptonu.edu. Deadline for applications is December 1, 2020. Recipients will be chosen by RF|Binder CEO Amy Binder, RF| Binder Head of Strategic Initiatives Rebecca Binder, and SHSJC Dean B. Da'Vida Plummer.

The winners will be announced on Thursday, January 28, at 2 p.m. during a presentation about strategic communication trends in 2021. Please save the date.