Oswego County PJC Announces Scholarship Contest

Submitted by Oswego County

OSWEGO COUNTY – The Professional Journalists and Communicators (PJC) of Oswego County is now accepting applications for the annual Muriel Allerton Scholarship Award. The $1,000 prize is awarded to a graduating Oswego County high school senior who plans to continue their education in a communications-related field.

Candidates 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. Applicants 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 student’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 Friday, May 27.

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 PJC’s annual scholarship dinner on Wednesday, June 15.

For more information, contact Kelly Jordal at 349-8226 or by e-mail at [email protected].