Bess Whitehead Scott – Scribes Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 1

Monday
Awarded By:

Austin Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be 40 years of age or older.
  2. Must be an undergraduate or graduate student.
  3. Must be majoring in journalism, communications, or a related field.
  4. This award is for U.S. students.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The Bess Whitehead Scott - Scribes Scholarship is available for journalism and communications students in Texas who are 40 years of age or older. Award selection will be based on a combination of academic achievement and financial need.

Application requirements for the Bess Whitehead Scott – Scribes Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
Additional Information: The Bess Whitehead Scott - Scribes Scholarship is provided in memory of Bess Whitehead Scott, a longtime resident of the area and the first female reporter at The Houston Post. Bess blazed a pioneering trail for women in the news industry and extended her legacy with an second career, later in life, as a teacher of journalism. In honor of her love for journalism and her later-life career, a scholarship is awarded annually to a Texas student over the age of 40 who is pursuing a journalism or communications degree. This scholarship is administered and managed through the Austin Community Foundation. Founded in 1977, the Austin Community Foundation has expanded to combine philanthropists, community leaders, and advanced financial management technologies. The foundation works to identify and assist the local populations in greatest need through a combination of scholarships, local initiatives, and grants. Further questions and inquiries about any scholarships provided by the Austin Community Foundation should be directed to [email protected]

Award Amount: $2,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Applications and additional information about the Bess Whitehead Scott - Scribes Scholarship are available online at the Austin Community Foundation website. To apply for this award, students must complete the online application form and submit all documents and information required in the supplemental question section. For this scholarship, the following is required: copies of standardized test scores; a list of all awards and academic honors; a list of extracurricular activities including clubs, athletics, and other campus activities; a list of other hobbies, interests, and talents; a resume detailing the applicant's work history; and an essay describing the applicant's career plans and goals. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online by the deadline date. Any late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Contact: n/a
Address: 4315 Guadalupe Street Suite 300 Austin, Texas 78751

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