OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego County Professional Journalists and Communicators Club is looking for candidates for the Muriel Allerton Scholarship Award.
The $1,000 prize is awarded annually to a graduating Oswego County high school senior who plans to study a communications-related field in college.
Interested students must submit a letter of application that includes the college or university they will be attending as well as their choice of major.
They must also send two writing samples or a portfolio of their completed work as it relates to their chosen field of study.
Each candidate must also include two letters of professional recommendation.
These can come from teachers, mentors, or employers.
All applications must by typed and neatly organized with a cover sheet that lists the studentâ€™s name, address, phone number and high school.
Incomplete entries will not be considered.
Submissions should be sent to PJC of Oswego County, P.O. Box 3002, Oswego, N.Y. 13126 and must be postmarked by June 4.
Scholarship criterion includes the level of interest that applicants have demonstrated in their chosen field of study and the aptitude and proficiency each has displayed during his or her high school career.
Past award recipients have included students who chose careers in print or broadcast journalism, public relations, advertising or graphic design.
The winner will receive the award at the PJCâ€™s scholarship dinner on June 23 at Bridie Manor Restaurant in Oswego.
For more information, contact Kelly Jordal at 349-8226 or e-mail at [email protected]