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    Connecticut SPJ Bob Eddy Scholarship Program

    Offered by Connecticut Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 4, 2024
    4 awards worth

    $1,000 - $2,500

    Grade level

    College Upperclassmen

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    April 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Connecticut SPJ Bob Eddy Scholarship Program is a fantastic opportunity for Connecticut students who are passionate about journalism. If you’re starting your junior or senior year in the upcoming Fall semester and are enrolled at an accredited university in Connecticut or are a Connecticut resident enrolled in an accredited university in any state or country studying journalism, this scholarship is for you! To apply, simply submit a 500-word essay answering the prompt: “Tell us about a current event that captured your interest. How did you stay informed about the event? Why were you so interested in it? How did it affect you? How could it have been told or presented differently to get people more interested?” Don’t miss out on this chance to showcase your writing skills and potentially receive financial assistance for your journalism education!

    About Connecticut Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists

    The CTSPJ (Connecticut Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists) hosts professional development and networking events, offers travel grants to members and student members to attend the national SPJ conference, distributes thousands of dollars each year in scholarships, works with student chapters and hosts an annual contest for local journalists that helps raise money to support the CTSPJ mission.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    College Upperclassmen

    Academic Interest

    Journalism

    State

    Connecticut

    Application information

    In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit 3-5 samples of their work.

    500-word essay

    Academic transcript

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    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at four-year colleges.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Connecticut Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists at [email protected].

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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