OSWEGO, NY – Applications are now being accepted for the Muriel Allerton Scholarship Award given each year by the Professional Journalists and Communicators of Oswego County.
Graduating high school seniors throughout the county who are planning to continue their education in a communications-related field are invited to apply for the $1,000 prize.
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, PO Box 3002, Oswego, NY 13126 and must be postmarked by May 11.
The scholarship will be awarded based on 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 include 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 in June.
For more information, contact Oswego PJC scholarship chair Kelly Jordal at 315-349-8226 or by e-mail at [email protected]