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$1,500 scholarships available for college sports journalists

The Associated Press Sports Editors is sponsoring four $1,500 scholarship for collegiate sports journalists.

APSE, a national organization of sports editors, is awarding four scholarships to help motivate talented students to pursue a career in sports journalism. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarships, which will be awarded based on the students’ journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography. The scholarships will be awarded to students from four different regions of the United States. The winners will be chosen by the APSE scholarship committee, which is chaired by Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe and includes editors from all sections of the United States. Deadline is June 1.

Students should include the following information in their letter of application:

– Personal: Name, address, age, phone number.

– Academic: A copy of the student’s collegiate grades.

– Financial: A brief rundown of the student’s financial situation, with regards to how he/she plans to pay for tuition.

– Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be sections the student has edited), using either links or PDFs.

Email information to Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe at Jtsullivan@globe.com with APSE Scholarship in subject line.

Students can also mail information to:

APSE Scholarship
c/o Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor
Boston Globe
135 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02205-2845