Scholarship opportunities

Kailee Wunderlich

The Lowe’s Scholarship

Eligibility: Must be a high school senior with a GPA of at least 3.25, who demonstrates active participation in their community through volunteer work and service opportunities. 

Prize: 140 scholarships will be awarded to students planning to “enroll full-time in an undergraduate course of study in the U.S. for the 2012/2013 school year.” 

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until February 28th, 2012. Applications can be found at

The Christophers Poster Contest Scholarship

Eligibility: High school students grades 9-12. Applicants must create an original poster representing their interpretation of the theme, “One person can make a difference.”

Prizes: “First Prize – $1000

Second Prize – $500

Third Prize – $250

Up to five Honorable Mentions of $100 each.”

Deadline: All submissions must be postmarked for Feburary 20th, 2012. For complete list of rules and the application form, visit

SPJ Scholarship Essay Contest

Eligibility: All high school students (grades 9-12) who submit original work with a contest entry form signed by a sponsoring teacher. Students must compose an essay (either typed or hand-written) of 300-500 words answering the question, “Why is it important that we have news media independent of the government?”

Prizes: First place receives a $1,000 dollar scholarship followed by a $500 dollar prize for second place, $300 for third.

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by March 8th, 2012. For complete rules and entry forms, visit