Virginia Press Women, an organization of men and women dedicated to excellence in journalism and other communication professions, is proud to offer a $550 scholarship to a deserving Virginia college student interested in pursuing a career in communications.
The Agnes Cooke scholarship competition is open to any Virginia college student or to any Virginia resident attending an out-of-state college. Scholarship applicants must be planning a career in journalism, photo journalism, public relations or another related communications field. Applicants do not have to be enrolled in a journalism degree program to qualify, but strong evidence of a commitment to the field of communications is essential.
The scholarship competition is open to male and female students and to undergraduate and graduate students. Members of Virginia Press Women receive additional consideration.
Applications for the 2011 awards are due July 15, 2011. The scholarship money will be available for the fall 2011 semester.
Check here for dates and application forms for 2011. Along with a completed scholarship form, applicants are asked to submit
- Three work samples
- A resume
- A letter of recommendation
The Agnes Cooke scholarship is named in honor of the late Agnes Cooke of Kinsale, who was a charter member of Virginia Press Women and served as president from 1964 to 1966. She was well-known in the Northern Neck for the columns she wrote for 25 years chronicling the everyday events in her community.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the scholarship fund, please make your check payable to the Virginia Press Women Foundation and mail it to Linda Evans, University of Richmond, Office of Communications, University of Richmond, Va. 23173.
If you have questions, please make contact with Mary Martin:
PO Box 83
Crozier VA 23039
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