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BC-PA--PAPME-Flamminio Scholarship, Advisory, PA

March 15, 2019

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News directors:

Applications for the 2019 Ralph Flamminio Memorial Scholarship, one of the most prestigious journalism scholarships in Pennsylvania, will be accepted until April 5, according to the Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors who make the annual selection. Two winners will be awarded a cash prize of $1,500 each at PAPME’s annual conference in May in Hershey, Pa.

The award, which has been given annually for the past several decades, is named after Flamminio, the former Allentown Morning Call and Coatesville Record editor. Flamminio was known for building a spirit of cooperation that has become the hallmark of the Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors. Prior to his death in 1986, Ralph was a champion for a close association of Pennsylvania newspapers. He believed PAPME could strengthen the network of newspapers and enrich its content by making stories more relevant to readers through contributions to the Associated Press.

Applicants for the award must be Pennsylvania residents and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. While candidates do not have to be journalism majors, they should be working toward a career in media.

To apply, students should submit a cover letter describing their experience in media _ broadcast, print, multimedia or digital _ and interest in the field. Applicants must submit an electronic college transcript, up to five samples of their work, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or relevant professional.

Applications should be emailed to papmescholarships@gmail.com. For questions, email Sandra Clark at papmescholarships@gmail.com.

The Associated Press-Philadelphia.