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SPC Scholarship Details Announced
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Friday, 24 January 2014 00:14
The 2014 DeVesty-Williams Scholarship will be awarded in early May by members of the Syracuse Press Club at its annual Awards Banquet.

This $2,000 scholarship will be given to one, full-time undergraduate student, who is majoring in print or broadcast journalism at a college/university in the Syracuse Press Club service area. The application deadline is Friday, March 21, 2013.
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The student scholarship recipient also must be a permanent resident of one of the following counties: Onondaga, Madison, Cortland, Cayuga, Oswego, Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Lewis, Herkimer, Oneida, Otsego, Delaware, Chenango, Broome, Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins, Wayne, Seneca, Schuyler and Yates. A student’s college residence is NOT considered a permanent residence. All students who fit the above criteria are encouraged to apply.
All scholarship applicants will be evaluated on academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities and/or work experience, a personal philosophy statement, media samples,and as evaluated by professional references.Serving on the 2014 committee are Central New York communication professionals Laura Bailey, Gladys L. Cleland, Michael Riecke, Patrick J. Spadafore, and 2013 Devesty-Williams Scholarship recipient Paul Valentino.
The recipient will be recognized as an honored guest at the Syracuse Press Club Awards Dinner, Saturday, May 3rd, at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse. 
Required Application Materials:
1. Resume. This should include the following information: name, address,phone number(s), email address, college, major field of study, extracurricular activities and/or work experience.
2. Most recent college transcript(s).Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
3. A two-page personal philosophy statement.This statement should include a personal goal summary (maximum -no longer than ½ page) and a brief commentary about the influence journalism and content producing has on myriadaudiences of the 21stCentury.
4. Two work samples. Print or broadcast quality, and/or photographs.
5. Reference list(name, phone, email address). Three total are required. (1) Professor from the student’s major; (1) peer from the student’s major; and (1) professional internship mentor OR student manager from a college media outlet, in which the student produced media content.
6. Send your application materials and/or direct questions to:Gladys L. Cleland, SPC Scholarship Committee Chair, 4239 Mill Run Road, Liverpool, New York 13090; or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it application materials MUST be submitted in one package or one email message to be evaluated. Incomplete or late submissions also will not be considered by the Scholarship Committee. 
Application Deadline: Friday, March 21, 2013
Apply today to The DeVesty-Williams Scholarship!
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