PWT Scholarship

Press Women of Texas offers a $500 scholarship in 2021 to students preparing for a career in journalism or communications.

The scholarship goes to a student at a Texas college or university and is administered by Press Women of Texas.

To be eligible for the $500 scholarship, the student must be at least a second-semester sophomore enrolled in a Texas college or university accredited program, preparing for a career in communications.

To apply for the scholarship, please complete the application; and provide the following:

1. A one-page essay – “Why I chose the field of communications.”

2. Two letters of reference: one from a professor, teacher, dean or advisor in the student’s college or university; and one personal letter of reference from a non-relative adult.

3. Transcript or other proof of current enrollment.

4. Name, e-mail address, postal address, phone numbers (see application).

Send by postal mail (no e-mail) to:

Press Women of Texas Scholarship

Bonnie Arnold

118 Crestwood Dr.

Kerrville, TX 78028

Application postmark deadline is Friday, May 19, 2021

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Scholarship Application


Dear Applicant,

We are pleased you are applying for our scholarship funding opportunity. We invite all Journalism and Communications majors who are in at least the second semester of their sophomore year of college to apply for this $500 award.

The selection committee is seeking men or women with a need for financial assistance. We look forward to receiving your application.

DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, May 19, 2021.

Please do not e-mail your application. All application packets are to be mailed to: Press Women of Texas Scholarship, c/o Bonnie Arnold, 118 Crestwood Dr., Kerrville, TX 78028. The recipient will be notified by June 2, 2021, and invited to attend the annual conference (date to be announced) in Texas in mid- to late June, 2021. Funds will be made available to the college of the recipient’s choice.

Eligibility Requirements

1. To qualify, the applicant must be a man or woman in at least the second semester of his or her sophomore year of college.

2. Applicant must be an enrolled student in a Texas college or university in an accredited Journalism or Communications department major.

3. The applicant must provide proof of enrollment or a letter of acceptance for the next enrollment period.

4. Financial assistance will be for tuition, fees and/or books.

5. Past recipients are eligible to reapply.

6. The applicant must be available for a telephone interview if the selection committee chooses to include that.

Submission requirements

1. The application must be legibly printed or typed.

2. Complete all sections of the application.

3. Include two letters of reference, one from a professor or advisor and one from a non-family member.

4. Include a transcript from your current or last semester/year of college.

5. Include a color photo, at least a head and shoulders photograph, for future award announcement.

6. Submit a one-page essay (legibly written or typewritten) - “Why I chose the field of communications.”

GENERAL Information

Name _____________________________________________________________ Last name (legal) First name (legal) Middle initial

Mailing address – school _____________________________________________

City ______________________________________ Texas Zip ___________

Mailing address – home ______________________________________________

City ______________________________________ Texas Zip ___________

Phone – school ______________ Cell ___________________ Home __________

E-mail _____________________________________

Date of birth ____________

Are you currently employed? Yes ___ No ___

If yes, where? ______________________________________________________

Who is your department adviser / chair? _________________________________

May we contact him or her? Yes _____ No ____ Phone or e-mail _____________

Your marital status – Single ____ Married _____

Spouse / significant other employed? Employer ___________________________

Number of children ______ Ages __________________________________

ACADEMIC information

In the fall of 2021, I will be attending college or university as a (circle one)

Sophomore Junior Senior Master’s level Technical School

I will be attending the following school in the Fall of 2021 __________________________________________________________________

Proof of acceptance or current student enrollment from the above school is REQUIRED.

FINANCIAL Information

Please list your approximate anticipated educational expenses for a year.

Tuition _________________Books _______________ Fees _____________

List other financial aid you anticipate receiving for the Fall semester.

(Examples: Pell Grant, other scholarship(s), loans, and identify type)

Own or rent residence, monthly cost? _______

or reside in campus housing? _____

Current income

Total wages $___________________

Parental / family support $ ___________________

Other $ ___________________

TOTAL monthly income $ ___________________

Current monthly expenses

House, rent or college board $ ___________________

Car payment(s) $ ___________________

Day Care $ ___________________

Electricity / Gas / Propane $ ___________________

Water $ ___________________

Phone $ ___________________

Cable $ ___________________

Groceries (monthly average) $ ___________________

Auto repairs and/or gasoline (monthly $ ___________________

Clothing $ __________________

Other household expenses (explain)_________ $ __________________

________________________________________ $ __________________

________________________________________ $ __________________

______________________________________ $ __________________

TOTAL monthly expenses $ __________________

I hereby affirm that all the application information provided by me is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, and that providing false information could disqualify me from consideration.

Signature of scholarship applicant ________________________________________________________________

Date ____________________________