Society of Professional Journalists/Los Angeles

The Society of Professional Journalists Los Angeles will award scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Students from Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties who have completed at least their freshman year of college, as well as graduate students from those same counties, are eligible to apply for all scholarships. High School seniors from Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties are eligible to apply for the Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship. The financial awards range up to $1,000 for each of the following scholarships: -Ken Inouye Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a college journalist of color and is aimed at increasing ethnic diversity in newsrooms. Ken Inouye was a 22-year-old cameraman for the International News Service, covering the Korean War, when he was killed aboard an Army aircraft. ($500-$1,000) -Helen Johnson Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a college student pursuing broadcast journalism. This award honors the late Helen Johnson, a producer of "Channel 4 News Conference" and an associate producer of "Meet the Press." ($500-$1,000) -Carl Greenberg Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a college student pursuing investigative or political reporting. Carl Greenberg was a political reporter at the Los Angeles Times, famed for being singled out by Richard Nixon as the only reporter who covered him "fairly." ($1,000) -Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors or college students who demonstrate a strong intent to pursue a career in journalism. The award honors the late Bill Farr, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times who sat in county jail for 46 days for refusing to tell a judge which lawyers had violated a gag order during the Charles Manson murder trial. ($500-$1,000)For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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