Terry Harper Memorial Scholarships
Application deadline: April 22
SPJ will award scholarships to the Excellence in Journalism conference in memory of Terry Harper, SPJs executive director from 2002 to 2009.
Terry passed away on June 2, 2009 after a two-year battle with brain cancer. At the young age of 45, he left behind a loving wife, two teenage sons and an SPJ family that loved and respected him.
As executive director, one of Terrys highest priorities was the development of high-caliber training opportunities for SPJ members. In honor of Terrys lasting efforts to improve SPJ and the entire journalism community, the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation set up a memorial fund following his death. With a generous outpouring of support, the Society can now proudly provide scholarships to SPJ members to attend its annual convention.
Specifically, the scholarships will provide the following:
A convention registration
Four nights stay at the conference hotel, the Washington Hilton
Airfare to Washington, D.C. (Up to $250)
One ticket to the SPJ President's Installation Banquet
To be eligible for the scholarship:
Be a member of SPJ for at least one year
Have contributed to SPJ on the local, regional and/or national level
Have graduated from college (undergrad and grad) at least one year ago
Applications are due April 22. The selection of the scholarship winners will be made by the Harper Memorial Scholarship Committee. Applicants will be notified by May 25.
If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Kent.
Please Note: Previous recipients of a Terry Harper Memorial Scholarship are not eligible to apply.