As the Editor-in-Chief of my high school newsmagazine, I am eligible for a $2000 scholarship presented by the Washington Journalism Education Association.
I am going to apply, but the process for this particular scholarship is tough. For most scholarships, you fill out a small form and write a 2-3 page essay. For this scholarship, I have to:
- Fill out a form
- Include 3 letters of recommendation
- Write up a 2 page reflection on journalism
- Attach a well-designed online portfolio of my work as a journalist that meets the 11 criteria presented on the JEA website
It is going to take a lot of work, but I think that I can do it. I’m going to use class time during 5th period, time at home, and time during Advisory/JAG to work on the portfolio. I am confident that I can do this because someone from my school has won it before, back in 2010, and I am a lot like her in terms of what I have accomplished. Plus, a guy hasn’t won since 2007. Its probably about time for someone like me to take the prize.
Wish me luck.