Editors, News Directors:

The Alabama Associated Press Media Editors is proud to encourage the next generation of multimedia storytellers in our industry with the 2018 APME College Scholarship. One selected entrant will receive $1,000 toward their education in a communication related field of study. The initial effort has a May 31 application deadline.

Eligibility—

—Entrant must be a sophomore, junior, or senior attending an accredited college or university in Alabama, enrolled in a journalism program.

—Maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average.

—Fully complete the application, to be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a professor, counselor, or media supervisor.

How to apply—

Complete the following application, including

—Contact information

—Experience

—Web links to three to five work samples, which should have been printed on a college news site or paper or broadcast on radio, TV, or web in 2017, or the Spring of 2018. If your work is unavailable on a station or college website, it can be uploaded through an alternate site (YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.

Please e-mail notice of your application to Jim Baltzelle, local director, Southeast, Associated Press, jbaltzelle@ap.org; and to Pat Duggins, news director, Alabama Public Radio, pduggins@apr.org.

A winner will be announced ahead of the June 9 AP annual awards event at the Birmingham Marriott.

The AP