By Marivir R. Montebon
Hey millennials, are you interested to get into the exciting world of journalism? We have good news for you. The Fil-Am Press Club of New York (FAPCNY) is opening its Journalism Scholarship Program for Fil-Am students until July 20, 2018. Those who are eager to pursue a career in journalism, digital media, or media studies, this is a good chance. Scholarship recipients will be announced at a ceremony to coincide with the October Filipino-American History month.
Fil-Am high school and first year college students (already enrolled in Journalism and related courses) across the northeastern area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont) can join in this prestigious scholarship program.
You may download form and mechanics here: http://www.fapcny.org/scholarships/
Cristina DC Pastor of The FilAm magazine, the chair of the Scholarship Committee, said that members of the school paper as reporters, columnists, editors, photographers, and bloggers who have a blog that is interesting and with “significant and meaningful content” are most welcome.
The applicants will be interviewed, submit a personal essay or a video pitch on why they should be awarded the scholarship.
With Pastor in the Scholarship Committee are freelance writer Lumen Castaneda, Percival Cunanan of Eagle Broadcasting Corp., and Monette Rivera of The Filipino Channel.
“We launched the Scholarship Program to assist and encourage outstanding Fil-Am high school students to pursue a journalism career and prepare them to become qualified, experienced candidates who value the ethical standards of professional journalism, ready to be hired in newsrooms,” said FAPCNY past president Ricky Rillera of Philippine Daily Mirror. (Featured photo are officers of the Fil-Am Press Club during their tour at the New York Times in 2017)