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$1,000 Scholarship Offered to High School Students Interested in Enviro Journalism
- Subject: $1,000 Scholarship Offered to High School Students Interested in Enviro Journalism
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- Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 09:04:33 -0500
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$1,000 Scholarship Offered to High School Students Interested in Science
and Environmental Journalism
Do you know of a high school senior who likes to write and is
concerned about the environment? Does the student have an interest in
science and nature?
Then the student may be eligible for a new $1,000 scholarship that
is being offered by the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at
Michigan State University (MSU).
Students from anywhere in the United States are eligible to apply
for the scholarship, which will be given annually to an outstanding high
school senior. The winner will be given a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship
to attend Michigan State University to study environmental and science
In addition to the plaque and $1,000 scholarship, the winner will be:
* Invited to participate in the Michigan Interscholastic Press
Association dinner and spring conference to be held at MSU's Breslin Center
in East Lansing, Michigan on April 21, 1999.
* Given an opportunity to work closely with top journalists and
educators on important research projects at MSU.
* Invited to attend the Great Lakes Environmental Journalism
Training Institute that will be held June 1 to 5, 1999 at Michigan State
University. Among the top environmental journalists who will speak at the
institute are Steve Curwood, host and executive director of National Public
Radio's "Living on Earth," and Mike Mansur, a Pulitzer Prize winning
environmental writer for the Kansas City Star and the president of the
Society of Environmental Journalists.
The student will also have a chance to observe scientists conduct
environmental monitoring on a research vessel on Lake Michigan and see
endangered trumpeter swans being raised as Michigan State University's
Kellogg Biological Research Station in Hickory Corners, Michigan.
"It is my hope that this new scholarship will encourage some of the
brightest and most talented high school journalism students to attend
Michigan State University to study environmental and science journalism,"
said Jim Detjen, director of MSU's Knight Center for Environmental
Journalism. "There is a vital need to educate future journalists to fairly
and accurately write about complex environmental and scientific subjects."
High school teachers, administrators or students interested in
applying for the MSU Environmental Journalism Scholarship can obtain
information about the new scholarship by contacting Barb Miller at the
Environmental Journalism Program, School of Journalism, Michigan State
University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1212; by calling 517-432-1415; or
sending an e-mail message to Mille384@pilot.msu.edu.
Students interested in applying should submit a typed letter
outlining their career plans and why he or she is interested in a career in
environmental or science journalism. They should also include four to six
examples of published work; recommendations from advisers, administrators
and co-workers; a list of activities and achievements in scholastic
journalism; and a completed application form.
All applications must be postmarked by April 1, 1999. The winner
will be announced on April 21, 1999.
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Knight Chair in Journalism
Director, Environmental Journalism Program
MSU School of Journalism
341 Communication Arts
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1212
Phone (517) 353-9479
Fax (517) 355-7710