High School
(For current high school students)
Nebraska Press Association Foundation, Inc.
Component of The Lincoln Foundation, Inc.
845 “S” Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 476-2851, (800) 369-2850
Guidelines of the Nebraska Press Association Scholarship Program
Sponsored by the Nebraska Press Association Foundation
& Member Newspapers of the Nebraska Press Association
This application is for journalism students
1. It is proposed to award $2,000 scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year to qualied graduates of Nebraska
high schools enrolled or planning to enroll in post-secondary educational programs in Nebraska-based colleges
and universities leading to careers in print journalism. Each year the Foundation Board will decide the number
of scholarships based on monies available.
2. Eligible to apply are 2019 Nebraska high school graduates who are now seeking to enroll in Nebraska colleges
and universities. Enrollment must be on a full-time basis. The recipient must use the scholarship and enroll no
later than the start of the third semester after the awarding of the scholarship.
3. The scholarships will be given to students with a specic interest in news, editorial, photography,
circulation, production or advertising careers at a weekly, semi-weekly, or daily newspaper. The Nebraska-
based educational institution involved must offer a curriculum which provides the necessary education so
a student graduating from the program is qualied for at least an entry level position in print journalism.
4. Selection of the recipients will be based on scholastic ability and good citizenship in school and community.
The decision of the NPA Foundation Scholarship Committee is nal and not subject to review.
5. A letter of reference from the applicant’s community newspaper publisher or editor may accompany the
application, but this is not a requirement in order to be considered. A statement from a high-school administrator,
guidance counselor, or college counselor is required and a letter of reference from an unrelated party
(employer, clergy, coach, etc.) is also required.
6. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the college or university upon satisfactory completion of the rst
semester and proof of second semester enrollment. Unused scholarships must come to Foundation Board for
decision to renew and to see if rules have been met.
7. The application form must be lled out by the applicant and an essay must be provided (pg. 2 of application).
Mail or email to the NPA Foundation Scholarship Committee, c/o Nebraska Press Association, 845 “S” Street,
Lincoln, NE 68508, nebpress@nebpress.com. Applications must be postmarked by February 4, 2019.
Announcement of the scholarship awards will be made at the noon luncheon of the Nebraska Press Association
Annual Convention, April 5, 2019, at the Holiday Inn/Younes Conference Center, Kearney, NE.
8. Answers to questions about the scholarship program should be directed to Susan Watson, Nebraska Press
Association, 845 “S” Street, Lincoln, NE 68508, nebpress@nebpress.com, (402) 476-2851/(NE) 800-369-2850.
Nebraska Press Association Foundation, Inc.
Component of the Lincoln Foundation, Inc.
845 “S” Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 476-2851, (800) 369-2850
nebpress@nebpress.com
Application for a $2,000 Nebraska Press Association
Foundation Scholarship (High School)
******Each application must be mailed or emailed with at least one letter of reference. ******
Full Name: ___________________________________________________________________
Home Address: ________________________________________________________________
Home Phone: _____________________________Cell Phone:___________________________
City: State: ZIP:
Email Address:________________________________________________________________
Date of Birth: ________________________Sex: ____M ____F
High School Attended and Proposed Date of Graduation: _______________________________
Address:______________________________________________________________________
Current grade level:
College/University where scholarship would be used: _________________________________
Proposed Course of Study in Print Journalism:________________________________________
Family Information:
Parent’s Names: _______________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Addresses: ___________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
City: State: ZIP:
Occupations: ______________________________
If this application is accepted by the Nebraska Press Association and a scholarship is awarded,
the undersigned hereby agrees to abide by the rules and regulations of the NPA Foundation re-
garding the use of scholarships.
Date: __________________ Signature of Applicant: ________________________________
Application must be postmarked by: February 4, 2019
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The Applicant must write an essay on the topic: “Why should I receive this scholarship?”
The essay should be attached to this application.
Letters of Recommendation:
A letter of recommendation on behalf of the student, written by a high-school administrator/
guidance counselor/college counselor, as well as a letter of recommendation written by an
unrelated party (employer, clergy, coach, etc.) should be attached to this form.
Regarding your education up to this time: What subjects have interested you most? ___________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
College Prep courses taken: ______________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Approximate grade point average: ________________
ACT test score ______________ SAT test score ___________
School and Leadership Role: List the school and community activities you participated in during
grades 9 to 12. Indicate Leadership positions held. ___________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Civic Activities and Leadership Role: Dene positive citizenship and give two specic examples
of how you have demonstrated good citizenship in your community. _____________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
If available, submit no more than three (3) samples of Print Journalism product, work or writing.
Application must be postmarked by: February 4, 2019
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