Agnes Cooke Scholarship applications due May 24
Virginia Press Women, a diverse organization of professional communicators who are women and men, and the Virginia Press Women Foundation are proud to offer a $550 scholarship to a deserving Virginia college student interested in pursuing a career in communications.
The Agnes Cooke Scholarship
competition is open to any Virginia college student or to any Virginia resident
attending an out-of-state college. Scholarship applicants must be planning a
career in journalism, photojournalism, public relations or another related
communications field. Applicants
do not have to be enrolled in a journalism or public relations degree
program to qualify, but strong evidence of a commitment to the field of
communications is essential.
The 2013 application form is available to download at the bottom of this page in MS Word. Along with a completed scholarship form, applicants are asked to submit the following:
Three (3) samples of your work
Please send completed
c/oThe Free Lance-Star
If you have any questions, email email@example.com or call 540-374-5407.
Virginia Press Women was founded in 1958 and is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women. The annual scholarship is named in honor of Agnes Cooke of Kinsale, Va., who was a charter member of the organization and served as president from 1964 to 1966. She was well-known in the Northern Neck for the columns she wrote for 25 years chronicling the everyday events in her community. VPW created the foundation that now administers the scholarship in 1992.
Please consider donating now whatever you can afford. You may send a check to the Foundation Treasurer, Pam Stallsmith, 6532 W. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23226-3045.