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Helen Johnson Scholarship

Offered by Society of Professional Journalists, Los Angeles Chapter

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 1, 2024
1 award worth

$1,500

Grade level

College Students

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.

May 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you an aspiring journalist residing in Los Angeles, Orange, or Ventura County, California? If so, the Helen Johnson Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you. The scholarship is a prestigious award for college students passionate about broadcast journalism. It pays tribute to the late Helen Johnson, a renowned producer of “Channel 4 News Conference” and an associate producer of “Meet the Press.” Winning applicants can win $1,500 to help fund their post-secondary education. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Society of Professional Journalists, Los Angeles Chapter

The SPJ/LA (Society of Professional Journalists, Los Angeles Chapter), founded in 1934, is dedicated to protecting freedom of speech and the press, ensuring high standards of ethical behavior and supporting the work of journalists across Southern California.

Eligibility information

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

Grade Level

College Students

Citizenship

US Citizens

Academic Interest

Journalism, TV/Radio Broadcasting

State

California

County

Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

Essay

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

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.

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to US Citizens.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

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

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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